Everyone Needs A Break From Technology From Time To Time. Take Yours In Turks & Caicos!
The digital age we live in is undoubtedly a marvel. Never before have we had so much immediate access to information, friends and family, and countless goods and services. Our smart phones, tablets and computers make so much of modern life a breeze.
That said, sometimes you just need a break. The sheer amount of information streaming to our devices on a daily basis can be overwhelming. A digital detox and break from social media can be just what you need to start fresh in 2023. And there’s no better place to take said break than at the island paradise of Turks & Caicos.
Why You Need A Media Break
According to Hootsuite’s Global State of Digital 2022 Report, internet users aged 16 to 64 spend an average of 7 hours every day online. For most of us, it’s probably a challenge to think back to the last time we spent a day without using our phones or computers at least once.
Additionally, a 2020 systematic review found that social media sites can be directly responsible for aggravating mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. The fast-paced and carefully curated nature of the internet and social media makes you feel drained and stressed.
How To Take A Digital Detox
A digital detox basically boils down to removing certain media and devices from your life for a short period of time. Here are a few common things that people detox from:
- Social Media
- Streaming Services
- Checking Emails
- Watching News
- Playing Video Games
For some, a couple days is all it takes for a good mental break. Others may need as much as a few weeks to a month away from their digital devices to properly detox. How long you should detox will be up to you, but the one thing you’ll need is the proper space to encourage and maintain your digital break.
Turn Off Notifications In Turks & Caicos
Not to toot our island home’s horn or anything, but Turks & Caicos has to be up there as one of the best places in the world for a digital detox. There’s so much to do and see around the islands to keep your mind occupied and away from your phone. Heck, you may even leave it behind at your Turks & Caicos vacation rental most days out!
Let’s take a look at just a few of the Turks & Caicos things to do that are perfect for your digital detox vacation.
1) Soak in the Sun Strolling or Lounging on the Beach
Turks & Caicos is famous for having some of the most picturesque white sandy beaches in the world. Before you fully dive in to your trip itinerary of activities, take an hour sometime on your first day to just relax with a walk or sunbathing session on the beach. Any stress or weight on your shoulders will fade right away after those first few breaths of fresh ocean air.
Now, the sheer beauty of these beaches – especially on Providenciales – may tempt you to bring your phone or camera to snap some shots. A select few photos are definitely warranted, but see what venturing out with no devices feels like. We guarantee your body and soul will thank you for the digital break as you fully take in the sights, sounds and sensations of island life.
2) Snorkel or Scuba Dive Tropical Coral Reefs
If there’s one place that’s guaranteed to be absent of digital devices, it’s in the underwater paradises of coral reefs. Under the sea the only screen time you’ll get is the odd glance at your scuba dive computer to check oxygen levels.
Other than that, your eyes will be racing between staggering sights of vibrant corals, tropical reef fish, and even the occasional reef shark. Once you start diving or snorkeling, you’ll soon find that no amount of time is too long for exploring under water. Hence why these are the ideal activities for a social media detox.
Check out our scuba diving blog post for more information on diving Turks and Caicos
3) Go Kiteboarding Over Smooth Warm Water
Turks and Caicos hosts an outstanding kiteboarding scene. Across Providenciales you’ll find a ton of great spots to partake in the sport, including just off the beach your Villa Esencia rental.
Whether you’re a beginner strapping in for the first time, or a seasoned pro that can shred the waves anywhere and anytime, kiteboarding at Turks and Caicos will be a thrilling adventure. It’s the perfect adrenaline-filled activity for getting outside and away from all the digital devices.
Although those activities are just scratching the surface of the things to do in Turks and Caicos, we believe they’re the best for a digital detox vacation. Pretty much everyone needs to get a detoxing break from their devices once in a while, so why not take said break in one of the most beautiful and engaging places on Earth?