DO WE REALLY NEED TO DIGITALLY DETOX?
If you’re anything like us, being on your phone or looking at a screen is probably (unfortunately) how a lot of your day is spent! Pretty scary huh? Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, messages, emails, calls- it’s a lot!
We know all too well that digital life in inevitable and that a lot of the time the emails, texts and calls don’t stop- but it is VERY important that WE do! The blue light emitted from screens interrupts our natural circadian rhythm, the constant contactability and influx of information is not good for our cortisol levels and MOST importantly- we should be spending as much of our time as possible with the living, breathing world!
So! We know throwing our phones out the window isn’t quite the solution (although tempting) and that avoiding technology altogether is not a practical solution! BUT! What about a designated part of your day, everyday?!
Here are our top tips for a realistic digital detox!
- Set a realistic time that you can take out of each day to be completely uncontactable and away from digital devices - be it 5 mins, 50 mins or 5 hours, whatever this may look like for you
- Don’t go to sleep and wake up to your screen
- Keep your bedroom device free!
- Do it with a friend! Help each other to commit to time with no devices each day
- Better yet! Book a cheeky escape and get away with NO devices!
Here are some of our favourite ways to relax sans technology...
Power Bodycare Epzen Magnesium Bath Crystals - Relax
These bath crystals are a mix of Epsom Salts, Rosewood, Ylang Ylang, Rose Geranium, Frankincense and May Chang epsom salts which work to calm and to give your body a magnesium boost which is great for those with muscular aches and pains and adrenal fatigue.
Pukka Tea- Relax
This herbal tea uses Chamomile Flower, Fennel Seed and Marshmallow Root to support relaxation. Pukka teas are also ethically sourced and certified organic, the perfect way to relax and detox.
Weleda Wild Rose Cream Bath
This bath milk is seriously luxurious with essential oils to support relaxation, Rosa Mosqueta Seed Oil and Jojoba oil to nourish and hydrate the skin while you focus on some zen time!
Mukti Deep Cleanse Antioxidant Masque
This treatment can be used on any skin type and is the perfect way to relax sans iPhone! Rich in antioxidants, phytonutrients and white clay, it works to balance the skin, remove dead skin cells and to give your skin a boost of essential fatty acids!