At Brush Ranch, one of the best experiences we offer our guests is the opportunity to unplug from technology. In modern life, we are constantly connected to our technology. With a constant influx of phone calls, text messages, and information overload via social media, it’s no surprise that taking some time to unplug can help us to relax and be more present in the moment. Today, we’d like to share some of the benefits of getting away from it all and unplugging from technology, particularly at a corporate retreat.
Taking time to unplug from our devices is important for overall well-being. Studies have shown that focusing on the present moment can benefit your mental and physical health, reducing stress and even the risk of heart disease. Constantly using smart phones and tablets can also cause eye strain, muscle strain and disrupt sleep. By unplugging, you can be more focused, improve your sleep, and reap the benefits of genuine, face-to-face communication.
The many benefits of unplugging from technology have helped spark the trend of “digital detoxing.” While there are many benefits to smart phones, tablets, etc., they can also become distractions or an excuse to ignore what’s happening around us. The digital detox trend encourages everyone to take a break now and then. You can do this with a group at a retreat, or informally by committing to staying off your phone for a short period of time, whether it’s a day, an afternoon or even an hour.
Unplugging at corporate retreats is particularly important. It can help your team thrive by improving each employee’s focus, energy, and productivity. A corporate retreat with a digital detox theme can lead to more creativity and a greater sense of purpose among workers, along with less burnout and lower absenteeism.
Corporate retreats help companies build strong teams by giving workers a chance to get away from the office environment, allowing your team members to decompress and get to know each other through new experiences and activities. Building relationships among your employees makes for stronger teams, which can increase productivity and morale, particularly during difficult or busy periods.
Ready to Plan Your Team's Digital Detox?
If you are interested in fostering healthier, happier employees, consider planning a digital detox retreat for your team, with opportunities for team building on the banks of the Pecos River. We invite you to unplug and re-engage with your team at Brush Ranch today! Call the Brush Ranch team at (505) 757-6120 to start planning your next corporate retreat.