1. Commit to a digital detox
If you choose to forego 14 of these self-care tips and only dedicate yourself to one, let this be the one. By far the most beneficial and much-needed self-care remedy in this day and age is the digital and device detox.
Whether travelling solo or with loved ones, ditch those devices. Commit to keeping the screen time to a minimum and just be present. Put the laptops and cell phones away, so that you can all disconnect from the wifi and reconnect with yourselves, each other and your surroundings.
Commitments do persist, even when we’re on holiday. So if a full device detox isn’t possible, at the very least try and declare your meals device-free. There’s no denying that the setting, and indeed the food, are Instagram-worthy, so perhaps agree to bring just one phone to the meal for sneaking those necessary snaps. But leave it on airplane mode and don’t let it distract those tech and social media-obsessed minds.
You’ll notice that most of our lodges have wifi in the privacy of the guest suites, but not in the shared guest areas. This is to encourage interaction and gently remind guests to enjoy and savour the location, the food, the laughs and indeed the moment.