Wake up and live!

Participating in the over-stimulated and over-populated city of Honolulu occasionally calls for some serious solitude.  Setting aside solitary time is a vital component of health and wellbeing.  It promotes strength and independence, free thought and imagination.

How often do you find yourself enjoying your own company?

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Without rhyme or reason I woke this morning feeling anxious and irritable.  I headed to Buddhi yoga expecting to zen my irrational mindset.  Unfazed by shivasna, I set off on a solo adventure tackling my favorite Oahu trail, Olomana.  Although the hike is a mere 2.5 miles, its 1653ft elevation gain ensures a relatively strenuous experience.  Far from the city hustle, I was able to unplug and indulge in fresh air.  Just a few hours of silent sweat did wonders for my mental state.

What do you enjoy doing solo?

If you don’t have an answer to this question I encourage you to plan some solo activities. ¬†Take yourself out to eat, or out to the movies. ¬†Plan an adventure hiking, biking, paddling or camping. ¬†Whatever it is that you enjoy doing in the company of others has the potential to be equally as enjoyable in the company of yourself. ¬†In fact, your own company¬†is often¬†some of the most satisfying and gratifying.

 

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