11. Release Expectations - Let go of your plans and allow the day to unfold naturally. Many Hawaiians wake up without alarm clocks and let the day progress as it will. Plus, living in a tropical climate, one must be prepared for anything and release expectations on everything. You don't have to live in the middle of the Pacific Ocean to learn this life lesson; releasing expectations is the fastest way to happiness.
Avoid over decorating the guest bedroom. You want it to be comfortable and welcoming but not so full of decorative objects and furniture that guests have no place to put their things. Leave room to make this their home for the duration of their stay. If you have only one guest room, choose twin beds over a double or queen-size bed; that way friends, children, or couples can occupy the room comfortably. A shared table serves both beds as a place for an alarm clock and personal items.