Have a digital detox at Canvas and Stars Glamping
I guess we are all familiar with the saying; “There is no WiFi in the forest but you’ll get a better connection.”
More and more people are taking a bit of time out to reconnect with nature and have a digital detox.
What is a digital detox?
Well, it’s stepping away from our daily necessity of using electronics, mobile phones, our laptops, social media…..
We’re all so consumed in this lifestyle, be it part of our jobs or just the obsession of checking Facebook and Instagram every few minutes – it is really not healthy. A digital detox makes you switch off your electronics and reconnect with reality and nature and just be with the people around you and take in the surroundings.
Here are some facts
The average person checks their phone 200 times a day.
73% of people say they'd struggle to go a day without checking their phone or laptop.
One in four people spend more time online than they do sleeping.
Wow, it looks like we are a world of tech addicts. Why not step away for a few nights? We know our phones are important parts of our modern lives but a breath of fresh air does the world of good. That’s why we love glamping and getting back to nature.
You obviously will want to take photos whilst you are glamping but you don’t need to share them on social media immediately. By all means bring a camera or use your smartphone but save the social media shares until you get home – yes we all like to see who’s liked our photos but it can wait.
Disconnecting for a few days really does help you reconnect. We all know being outdoors is good for you – it is even prescribed by some doctors. Shinrin Yoku is a Japanese term that means “forest bathing” or taking in the atmosphere of the woodland.
On a glamping trip you can take in nature’s beauty in the meadows or woodland, spend quality time with family and friends out walking and eating in the fresh air. Learn some new skills like foraging, bushcraft or fire lighting – learning something new makes us feel good about ourselves.
Relax under the stars in a peaceful atmosphere, have a drink around the campfire and just enjoy each other’s company. We are all guilty of having our faces buried in our screens at home.
If a digital detox is just what you need we’d be happy to welcome you at Canvas and Stars. Take a look at our sites – two even have hot tubs.
So, go on challenge yourself to switch off your electronics for the day – we guarantee you’ll feel so much better.
Sarah Stockley is a blogger and virtual assistant who loves the great outdoors. She's a huge fan of going on adventures with her husband and three children and is a regular glamper and festival fan.