Today’s technology is impressive and in many ways makes our lives easier and more efficient. Having mini computers in our hands and the entire internet at our fingertips 24/7 allows us to do a myriad of things we couldn’t do just a decade ago. There is a down side to all the marvels of technology and the amazing mobile devices we use so often during the day. it can quickly begin to suck away large chunks of our time. For some, the waking hours we spend on our devices is into the 90th percentile.
This is why over the past few years a new New Year’s resolution has begun to climb to the top of the most popular list right up there with fitness, diet, and organization. It is cutting back on the use of technology, the internet, and social media. There is so much life out there beyond what we see in a screen. This is why many people this time of year choose to detox from technology and unplug for a bit.
A great way to get unplugged and take in the world around us is to grab a nearby Seattle RV rental and take an outdoor adventure.
Before we head into why camping is so great for a technology detox, let’s talk about why detoxing from technology is great in general. For some this is a harder resolution than others. Some of us don’t remember a time when the internet and the cell phone didn’t exist. There is so much good that can come from putting the devices down without even checking them even if just for a few hours.