My husband and I went to Hawaii for the first time seven years ago. On the island of Maui there is a road to the remote town of Hana.
Hana Highway winds for thirty three miles along beautiful breath taking cliffs that over a look turquoise splashing black sandy beaches.
There are Eden like forests and gushing waterfalls. Hana Highway has over 600 hairpin curves and 51 one lane bridges. It’s necessary to drive 20 mph for two and a half hours before arriving.
There are two groups of people that travel the road to Hana. The first group want to arrive as fast as they can. They are the locals and are numb to the beauty.
The second group of people enjoy the ride and think of it is a fabulous journey. They are the tourists. As tourists, my husband and I stopped and hiked a bamboo forest.
We saw people jumping off cliffs and swimming beneath a waterfall. We saw people picking bananas and stopped to purchase fruit from a roadside stand. We were in awe of the black sandy beaches.We viewed Hawaii as paradise just as it is advertised. We made memories that last forever.
The following methods will help you relieve stress and enjoy your journey.
Focus on what goes right today.
Give yourself credit.
Ease up on yourself.
Take a brisk walk.
Listen to music.
Follow a healthy diet.
Spend time outdoors.
Laugh out loud.
Spend time thinking about what matters.
Reach out to friends.
Schedule time for yourself.
Take a day and manage overwhelm.
Ask for support.
Plan a weekend away.
Read a daily meditation book.
Just say “no.”
Refuse to bring work problems home.
Each day we have a choice on how we live our life.
Do you go through your day as fast as you can missing the beauty?
Do you enjoy the ride and think of life as a fabulous journey?
Most of time I manage to enjoy each day as it comes. But there are times when I have to remind myself to slow down and enjoy what’s present.
I make it a point to create pauses everyday to just observe greenery around, play music and look outside window etc. This works most of time. Sunsets are my favorite. I rarely miss a sunset – just looking at the sky filled with beautiful colors, fills my heart with awe and gratitude.
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