When most people think about going on vacation, a common reason is to decompress and get away from everyday stressors. A vacation can help restore a tired, exhausted life. A Maui vacation is uniquely able to provide that type of vacation.
Most people need about four days of vacation to completely decompress and stop thinking about work and other responsibilities.
Part of getting decompressed is making sure not to turn your Maui vacation into an activity packed holiday. The last thing you want to do is become burned out by your vacation. One of our first recommendations is to reduce your time online. That means put your smart phone down and quit scrolling through social media. It means unplugging from calls and emails from work. Instead when in Maui, pay attention to the island life in front of you. You won’t regret it.
Outdoor Physical Activity
The next step is to get outside and “be one with nature.” A Maui vacation is the perfect place for doing just that. If you are already physical fit and you find workouts as enjoyable, then by all means include hiking, biking or swimming as part of your vacation. In Maui, swimming, hiking, bicycling, diving, snorkeling, and surfing are just some of the options for experiencing nature in our tropical paradise.
But hard physical workouts aren’t for everyone. Instead pick your physical activity at your level to increase your enjoyment. Taking a leisurely walk or bike ride are great ways to get outside and decompress. What’s important is to experience Maui’s incredible natural beauty on “Island Time.” Remember walking around in a new place and taking in the local sights can be just enough. Only do physical activities that positively add to your experience.
A popular way to decompress is to reconnect to your inner peace by indulging in mindful activities. Mindfulness is focusing the awareness of the present moment. For example yoga is a popular mindful experience to decompress. Imagine stretching as the sun rises over a beautiful Maui beach. Or striking the tree pose as you gaze out over a sunset view. But mindful experiences also can mean simply mean sitting on a beach and focusing on your breathing, or meditating as you sit on your lanai. It can also mean seeing the sunrise or sunset in Haleakalā National Park and focusing on that beauty. The point is to stay in the moment and not on what you will do next or what might be needed when you return home.
You can search for “yoga in Maui” to reveal multiple available classes and studios all around the Valley Isle. But right here in Hana, you can sign up for private or group lessons at Hana Yoga With Jody, located at 5031 Hana Highway.
We can not emphasize enough that resting is a huge part of decompressing. Sleep in in the morning if you want to or take an afternoon nap on the beach. Your body and mind will thank you for it. Avoid scheduling your time as if you have to do things. Give yourself permission to rest. The Hana Kai Maui Resort is perfect to allow you the down time you crave.
Many Americans don’t get enough sleep, so it’s important to make sleep a priority while you’re on vacation. It’s tempting to try and stay up later while you’re here, but you’ll want to be rested when you’re enjoying the best banana bread you’ve ever had in your life. The point of a vacation to decompress is to return from your vacation rested and renewed to get back work.
Make Your Next Hawaiian Visit To Hana Kai Maui
You come to Maui to relax, de-stress and decompress, and we’ve got you covered. Hana Kai Mau’s oceanfront condos are just what you need for a quiet, relaxing stay. Whether you’re coming for just the weekend, a couple of days mid-week, or staying longer, our secluded condos will give you just what you’re looking for in Maui. We will make your Hana getaway the best you’ve ever experienced. Call us at 1-800-346-2772, or book your oceanfront accommodations online.