Enjoy A Digital Detox By Reconnecting With The Great Outdoors
Why and how you can use your log cabin break as a fantastic chance to embrace the health benefits of nature.
Do you need a digital detox? If you’ve been spending too many hours at work, and too much of your leisure time attached to screens, then it’s time to push your technology to one side and give yourself a chance to embrace nature. By turning off your screens, studies find that you can reduce your stress levels, improve your sleep, enhance your concentration levels and even eradicate feelings of depression. If all this sounds tempting, then where better to enjoy nature than by staying in your own log cabin accommodation?
Where To Stay
If you have your own land, then you might be interested in siting a static caravan within your own peaceful space. Otherwise there are plenty of holiday parks across the UK which offer scenic getaways for those hoping to enjoy a log cabin retreat.
Peace and Quiet
Whether you live in a busy city, or even if you already hail from the countryside, most of us could benefit from a change of pace. When you stay in a luxury caravan or log cabin style of accommodation, you’re immediately removed from the stresses and strains of daily life and can take time to reconnect with nature. You can use your static home as a base from which to explore many beneficial activities in the local area.
If your log cabin is located near to a forest, or woodland, then this is a wonderful opportunity to try out some forest bathing. The idea is that you spend time beneath the trees to heal your mind and body. Forest bathing uses all five of your senses which helps to connect you entirely with your environment. This has many benefits including lowering blood pressure and reducing anxiety and stress.
If you’re staying in the countryside, then going for a hike in the great outdoors is a positive way to spend your time. There are multiple mental health boosts associated with taking a long walk – not only does hiking in nature decrease the possibility of overthinking negative emotions, but research has also found that those who enjoy this activity are 50% more creative when it comes to problem-solving.
Of course, there may be rainy days during your log cabin stay. If you’d prefer to hole up and stay cosy inside your accommodation rather than braving the elements, that’s entirely understandable. But you can still experience nature from behind the shield of your log cabin windows. Perhaps use the time to paint a watercolour landscape of your surroundings, or use the nature around you to inspire you to create your own sketch. Art therapy is an important way to stay mindful and in touch with your own thoughts which is something you’ll have plenty of time for during a log cabin retreat.
Depending on your own existing personal hobbies, there are plenty of other ways that you can use your log cabin accommodation to connect with nature. If you love yoga, then perhaps do a session on your decking, or if you prefer fishing then this is the perfect chance to find a peaceful angling spot. Spending time in nature is anything but boring, so turn off your screens and look forward to a digital detox in the great outdoors!