No matter how dirty, noisy and crowded major cities are, they always attract with their great opportunities. If the stress of staying in the city increases, but you do not want to leave your job and friends, you can try some of the following anti-stress tips for city dwellers.
1. Leave the car in the garage.
It is clear to everyone that the most stressful trip to work is in the morning, when many people are also driving and trying to get to work under the signals, shouting and slow driving.
If you if you correctly calculate how much time and energy you lose in your car in the morning, it may turn out that it is better to walk or ride a Bicycle to work in peace. As a last resort, use the car, but do everything possible not to turn your trip into hell.
2. Paradise corners.
Not be deceived by the fact that there are no quiet corners in big cities. Fortunately, there are parks, gardens and museums where you can briefly hide from the crazy urban rhythm.
Choose an obscure Museum or library near your workplace and spend your lunch break there.
3. A little peace and calms.
There are three options for dealing with noise in the city: expensive, medium and cheap.
The most expensive is moving to a quiet area. Unfortunately, this often means living far from the city center where you have to work, so you will have to think twice.
The average option is to change the Windows in the house and install noise insulation. Double Windows and noise reduction not only isolate noise, but also save heating costs.
The cheapest option is just to buy earplugs. Ironically, this is the only way to isolate yourself from the hum of your computer, refrigerator, and drill for even a little while neighbours'.
4. Physical activity.
In the evening, instead of lying at home, find sports that will relieve you. You don't need to be an Olympic champion. Yoga or running twice a week will relax you perfectly.
5. Rearrange your schedule.
The problem with a big city is that it has there are a hell of a lot of people who are doing the same thing at the same time. In the morning they go to work, in the evening they go home, and on Friday night they go for a walk.
If work permits, shift your schedule: work from early morning to midday, while others are still at work. Relax on weekdays. So the places you want to go are they will not be crowded, and you will be able to visit various places without hustle and bustle.
5. Surround yourself with greenery.
Make your own little oasis in the concrete walls. On the balcony, in the living room or on the table, a flower pot will give you the connection with nature that you so often feel lose.
6. Like a fish in water.
Do you not manage to relax the way you want while watching a movie on TV? Try switching from watching TV to watching the aquarium.
Do not litter the fish house: pebbles and a few artificial plants are enough. Launch in aquarium the most colorful fish and enjoy relaxing contemplation.
7. Bring order to your home.
Not that the house is never cleaned. Just get rid of all the old clothes, small useless things and, why not, furniture that sucks the positive energy out of your home. Limit yourself to what you need, and there will be room for the aquarium.