Sometimes we don’t have great days. Today for example – the day after finding out who our next President of the United States is going to be for four straight years. But there are a bunch of other times living in New York just GETS TO YOU, and you need a breather. Next time that happens, do these things:
Eat a bunch of food:
Seamless is a great option. But so is exploring a new NYC neighborhood and noshing on flavors that transport you.
Time for a trip:
Canada seems like a good option right about now. Maybe you can make it an extended stay (ahem, for like four years).
Shake it off:
These are the best places to dance in New York.
The Akasha meditation app helps you clear your mind, focusing on love, creativity, success, productivity, and harmony and balance.
Go on an alone walk:
It’s not about looking at your phone or chatting with anyone. Be alone. Listen to music or just the sounds around you. Observe. I recommend a walk down the Hudson River Greenway.
Wine date with a close friend:
Lots and lots and lots of wine.
Get lost in art:
You don’t even have to spend money – check out museum free days/hours and just go. Get lost in the art.
The Brooklyn Kitchen is the perfect place to escape. Put your thoughts toward chopping and stirring and tasting.
Try to Laugh:
Time for a comedy show. The Stand is one of my favorite places to go for good comedy. UCB is great for last minute, more affordable options.
Escape without really leaving. Citizen M is a super cool hotel I love right now, with a rooftop, delicious food and super cool lobby. Stay there for as long as you’d like.
Seek professional assistance:
On a serious note, when you feel like you need some help or someone to talk to, NYC Well is your connection to free, confidential mental health support. Speak to a counselor via phone, text or chat and get access to mental health and substance misuse services, in more than 200 languages, 24/7/365.
Talkspace is a NYC startup that’s giving people an option to use video chatting, texting, and other online methods for therapy. Another great option! Download the app on iOS or Android.