Now more than ever, we could all use a break from our devices. More time inside has meant more hours glued to screens, jumping from phones to TVs, computer screens and more. If you’re planning a visit to the beautiful Australia east coast in the coming months, the perfect place to detox from all that tech is a sandy paradise island just offshore.
Our use of digital technology is making us sick. A recent study in the US found that teenagers and young adults expressed feelings of anxiety and stress found to be directly attributed to their use of social media and too much screen time. And it isn’t just the younger generation. Everyone is starting to feel the strain of more than 10 years of smart phones and these days it can feel like every waking hour, and sometimes during the night when we should be sleeping, our eyes are glued to a screen.
Children are becoming screen addicts
And the people that really feel the brunt of all this screen time is children. Sitting in front of the TV and lazing in bed texting, kids are much more sedentary than they once were. This is leading to unhealthy habits like bad posture and obesity, not to mention a whole lot of stress and social anxiety. The story is not much better for adults either. Easy access to work emails and the like means our working days can extend well into the evening, with parents checking their phones for emails at the dinner table and not feeling fully engaged with their families during what should be their downtime.
Detox on the Australia east coast
So, as we find it more and more difficult to switch off from technology, the best option is to get away from that speedy internet connection all together. One of the best places to do just that is on Fraser Island and the best Fraser Island accommodation is located in one of the most beautiful spots on the island – you really won’t want to be staring down at your phone! It’s not just a patchy internet connection that makes this special island a great digital detox escape, there is so much natural beauty to explore from pristine beaches to lakes and rivers, not to mention a fantastic array of wildlife you’ll barely notice the lack of Instagram and Snapchat. The ping of emails will seem like a distant memory as you drive along the beach spotting dingoes looking for your next adventure.
Take a break. Leave the iPad at home, switch off your phone and take a digital detox on one of Australia’s east coast’s most unique and beautiful islands – your mind and body will thank you.