It is once again that time of year when everyone is making New Year’s resolutions–then probably giving up on them after a week or two–which is completely understandable when you consider most New Year’s resolutions. Lose ten pounds? Join a gym? Stop eating carbs? The problem is clearly with the resolutions and not with your actual resolve. Instead of making a list of “Resolutions” that are just glorified chores, how about working on a more holistic approach to increasing your happiness? Here is what we recommend.
Resolve to take time to relax and enjoy life.
Sit on a beach for a few days and watch the waves and the people. You might be surprised at how much better you feel after soaking up some sun and some Jamaican-style good vibes.
Resolve to enjoy time with friends.
Without getting overly intellectual here, many research studies have shown that having social and meaningful interactions help to improve a person’s overall happiness. At Samsara and Legends we have a great group of guests who tend to bond together over drinks, sunsets and a love of a low-key vacation. So, come and make some new life-long friends.
Resolve to do something exciting.
Be a little adventurous! For you that may be as simple as trying a new kind of food. Have you ever experienced Jamaican-Italian fusion cuisine? Stop at Ciao Jamaica on your next trip and taste their world-famous Scotch Bonnet Red Snapper. Or, for the more adventurous, try taking a plunge from the cliffs at Rick’s Cafe. It is one thing to watch the cliff jumpers, but there is an adrenaline thrill to jumping off the cliffs that is sure to have you wanting to go back again and again. You can practice jumping off the cliffs at Samsara if the jumps at Rick’s are too intimidating.
Resolve to experience the culture of Jamaica.
You can start by wandering down the beautiful Seven Mile Beach and taking the time to listen to the music, stop and get drinks at local bars and talk to the people. Jamaicans are renowned for their friendly manner and willingness to share their good vibes with anyone who respects their culture, so take the time to appreciate not only this beautiful island but also the amazing people who live here.
Resolve to try a new adventure on your visit.
Ask our staff and they will be happy to give recommendations on some great day trips from Samsara and Legends. Whether you are in the mood for a glass bottom boat ride, a visit to one of our amazing waterfalls or you’re looking for the best music in town, they will be delighted help give you recommendations and advice.
Now, don’t those seem like resolutions you’ll be happy to keep? We look forward to seeing you in 2018!