The Importance of Disconnecting - Canna Camp Supply Co

The Importance of Disconnecting

Today screens drive our society, they are everywhere you look throughout your day. If you don’t believe me take a look around.


Constant exposure to digital information can lead to feelings of anxiety, and stress, if left unchecked for long enough even depression.

 Picture this: you're surrounded by towering mountains, the scent of pine fills the air, and the only soundtrack is the soothing symphony of birdsong. Ah, bliss! A weight has lifted, you don't care what happened earlier, you are here and you are alive! Nature allows us to escape the digital overload that can weigh us down and take a toll on our mental well-being.


Aristotle once said "We work to have leisure, on which happiness depends"


We often get caught up in the "grind" thinking that "once I achieve this goal I will be happy and I can relax". The problem with this type of thinking, there will always be another goal, hurdle, or obstacle to clear before taking time for leisure. Weeks turn into months and before you know it you cannot remember the last time you were carefree.


Failing to disconnect from technology and social media can have dangerous consequences on our well-being and quality of life.


One study at ASU found Too much screen time could be harmful on a Molecular level, so we are discovering there are more negatives than once thought to those bright shiny boxes we can’t get enough of.


Constant exposure to screens and the endless barrage of notifications can lead to increased stress, anxiety, and a decreased ability to focus and be present in the real world.

Excessive reliance on social media can foster feelings of inadequacy, comparison, and addiction, impacting mental health.


It can also disrupt sleep patterns, as the blue light emitted by screens can interfere with melatonin production. Disconnecting from technology and social media is vital for nurturing relationships, fostering creativity, and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.


Outdoor activities are a great way to disconnect; this can include hiking, camping, cycling, fishing, kayaking, or even taking a leisurely walk in a nearby park. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and let it rejuvenate your mind and body.


Plan a Digital Detox Camping Trip: Plan a camping trip where you leave behind your devices or keep them in airplane mode.


Disconnecting from technology while camping allows you to embrace the simplicity of nature, engage in activities like stargazing, storytelling around a campfire, or exploring new trails.


Stress relief, my friend! Nature has this magical power to make you feel all Zen and relaxed. It's like a digital detox for your brain. No more screen-induced stress or constant notifications buzzing. fresh air, calming scenery, and the sounds of chirping birds. Ahh, bliss!


It's also great for creativity, when you're surrounded by nature's wonders, it's like a burst of inspiration hits you.


Nature sparks your imagination, ignites your creativity, and helps you think outside the digital box. Prepare for a flood of innovative ideas and artistic vibes. Don’t try to force it either be, the inspiration will come on its own.


Most of us know immersing ourselves in nature promotes physical health with outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, or walking. These activities improve cardiovascular health, strengthen muscles, and enhance fitness.


But did you know exposure to natural environments has been shown to boost immune system functioning, lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and even speed up the healing process? That's pretty rad!


Nature positively influences cognitive abilities and mental performance as well. Being in green spaces has been linked to improved attention, concentration, and memory.


It gives you a breather from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It's like hitting the reset button for your brain. You can take a step back, reflect on life, and gain a fresh perspective. Suddenly, those little worries don't seem so big anymore.


It allows us to be more mindful, engage in meaningful face-to-face interactions, and recharge our mental and emotional batteries. Prioritizing regular periods of disconnection promotes a healthier relationship with technology and helps us regain control over our lives.


Take this as your sign IT'S TIME FOR ADVENTURE


So, pack up your devices and leave them behind because it's time to disconnect and rejuvenate! Stop waiting for the perfect time and get outside today!


If you are struggling with depression we have added a few resources, there are many great communities on places such as Reddit as well as a few numbers you can call.






National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255


SAMHSA: 1-800-662-4357


Samaritans: 1-877-870-4673


National Hopeline Network: 1-800-442-4673


National Depression Hotline: 1-866-629-4564


Please don’t hesitate to reach out to any of these resources if you need someone to talk to.


You matter and you deserve to feel better.


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