Sometimes it feels like we’re on a never-ending cycle of work, internet and emails. Everyone in the UK seems to spend every moment plugged into one device or another and it’s easy to forget that there is life out there beyond these shores and screens.
Perhaps that is why I liked these videos by ‘Be Okinawa’ to promote the Okinawa Islands so much. Just watching them made me feel relaxed and start to think about my own personal work/life balance.
The first one features a German fitness guy who visits the Islands and has a spiritual epiphony à la his own personal Mr Miyagi in a traditional Okinawa Karate dojo.
In the second video two LA fashionistas find a different kind of beauty in the stunning landscapes and traditional cultures of Okinawa and in the third a woman from Singapore takes in unique culinary sites and smells and learns from some of the older residents of Okinawa that the secrets of a long life are actually quite simple.
It’s no surprise to learn that people generally live longer in Okinawa and the average life expectancy of a woman is around 90 years old. It goes beyond health and diet though it’s as much about calmness and spirituality and a way of living that embraces the world in which they live in (and what a beautiful world it is).
The only thing I’m a bit disappointed about is that I wasn’t invited over there to try something out for myself. If anyone from Okinawa is reading this and feels they need someone to go and try out some of the restaurants, maybe a spot of massage and some spa time, get in touch. I’d be more than happy to leave my phone behind.
This video is sponsored by Be Okinawa, but all thoughts are my own.
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