Living in a city is great – there’s always something to do, something to see, and somewhere new to explore. But it’s not all afternoon tea at the Ritz and shopping in Harrods, city living can be hectic and stressful. From endless traffic jams to overcrowded streets, incessant noise to long days at work, and all of this can take a toll on your mental and physical well-being.
To help combat the burn out, we’ve put together some handy hints and tips to help you continue loving city life.
Eat nutritious meals
It can be tempting to grab breakfast on the go, or head to the pub post-work, maybe there’s an exciting restaurant that’s just opened up. But all of these meals can severely impact not just your wallet, but your health too.
If you struggle to fit in a weekly shop, or just don’t know where to begin, signing up to a meal box delivery will get your health back on track, and you’ll feel mentally better in no time.
There really is no better antidote to the hustle and bustle of city life than heading to a nearby park. Most cities have ample Instagrammable places to visit. In London it’s easy to travel to Finsbury Park via train, for Edinburgh a hike up Arthur’s Seat provides all the views, and Cardiff has no shortage of quaint nature spots either.
The traffic in most cities makes walking one of the quickest ways to travel – and yet Ubers are so easy to catch! But try to use your feet when you can. It will help clear your head and you’ll get to see things in your neighborhood you never even knew existed. Even in the deepest depths of winter, a walk around the streets will help reinvigorate you and get your body moving.
Leave the city
City living is amazing in so many years, but it can take its toll. To ensure you don’t burn out take the time to leave the city once in a while. Whether it’s a long weekend in the countryside or a day at the beach, you’ll instantly feel relaxed and a change of pace will help you live in the moment.
Have some pamper time
Holding down a 9-5, catching up with friends, finding time to exercise, and cook meals from scratch can become draining, so it’s important to take some time to pamper yourself. Whether that’s setting aside a Saturday evening to watch your favouritefilm whilst painting your nails or booking yourself in to a day spa for a full day of pampering, having dedicated pamper time will ensure you’re able to reset your mind and body.