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Phone Free Food

Phone Free Food

Goodin described how she is also advocating a “5:2 digital diet” (five days of digital use followed by two days’ abstinence) and driving a Phone Free Food movement, whereby mobile phones are banned around the dinner table and in some restaurants.

 

“We survey our guests at the end of their stay and the number one improvement is their amount of sleep,” Goodin added. “And their happiness levels rocket too.”

 

A study by the Happiness Research Institute last year found Facebook users’ happiness increased significantly after a week off the network.

 

She said the use of digital devices in the home and among children was also a cause for concern. “But it’s also worth noting that parents are not always good role models – using phones in front of their children and pretending to check work emails but being on social platforms or other websites,” said Goodin.


While the concept of a “digital detox” is nothing new – resorts such as Petit St Vincent have been talking about it for a couple of years – Time to Log Off is one of the first companies to offer a series of retreats focused solely on the concept.

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