After self-isolating or sheltering in place for quite a while, you may be hungry for change — and you’re not alone. Perhaps working remotely has been a breath of fresh air (and maybe it even looks like your current employer is going to continue to let you work from home instead of having to come back to your office ever again).
If that’s the case for you, it might be time to make a more permanent change, perhaps even in line with your ultimate goals surrounding retirement. If Hawaii is someplace you’ve always wanted to spend more time, now could be the perfect opportunity to make a change. Here are a few ways to live the good life in Hawaii rather than wherever you’re currently stationed for work.
Make the Move
Quarantine is a great time to cut back on your expenses and begin saving up money to make a move to another state, even one as far away as Hawaii. While you’re sheltering in place, you may also find more time to pack or even get rid of old things you don’t want to move with.
Moving across state lines, not to mention across an entire ocean, may be stressful to think about, but thankfully there are businesses that can help you facilitate that process. Businesses such as UHaul and other moving companies all have ways to pack up your belongings and ship them to Hawaii so that you can have peace of mind about everything making it there in one piece.
When you’re looking for places to live, you may find a few apartments or homes that are a little worse for wear. Don’t let this dissuade you from considering them, since oftentimes fixer-uppers can be worth it if you know how to solve their problems. There are dozens of Honolulu appliance repair companies to look at in order to get things in working order. From fixing your laundry machines to solving a problem with your oven, you’ll be grateful to have an expert help you get the job done right.
Take up a New Hobby
Once you’ve arrived in Hawaii (and unpacked!), it’s time to start soaking up the sun. One way to go about embracing everything the islands have to offer is to find a new outlet or learn something new. Surfing is an incredibly popular pastime in Hawaii and is a great way to enjoy both the beaches and the oceans of Hawaii, as well as meet new people.
Many surf schools offer surfing lessons for beginners, so even if you’ve never heard the terms “bogging,” “goofy foot,” or “mack” before, you’ll be surfing with the best of them in no time at all. Hiring a surf instructor for a private lesson is the fastest way to become a great surfer, and once you see the locals do it, you’ll be eager to join them.
Practice Natural Ways of Maintaining Your Health
If spending so much time around the breathtaking natural wonders of Hawaii has you rethinking your diet or healthcare regimen, it might be time to look into some more natural ways of optimizing your well-being. Buying organic produce is one way to go about this, but it’s equally important to take care of your mental health, too.
While the vitamin D from the sun’s natural rays is sure to help out with your mood, you may want to turn to CBD for another natural way to boost your spirits. CBD edibles are some of the easiest ways to ingest CBD, which stands for cannabidiol, and many people report feeling less anxious or depressed when they’ve taken CBD supplements. Although CBD is derived from the cannabis plant, it doesn’t contain any psychoactives — so it won’t get you high. Many people who have taken CBD report feeling more relaxed and in a better mood. Just be sure to consult with your doctor before trying new supplements of any kind.
If there’s one thing the quarantine has granted most people, it’s been the time to pause and reflect. Taking time to enjoy a walk or appreciate the clouds in the sky can be a beautiful thing. Hawaii’s natural wonders make it easier than ever to appreciate the bounty of beauty around you each and every day.
Make sure that you’re slowing down and stopping to smell the roses (or yellow hibiscus!) while you live in Hawaii and work remotely. Having these sorts of breaks and living in the present will allow you to make the most out of your new residence.