These are trying times—and now more than ever, your physical and mental wellbeing is essential. It’s amazing how much of this you can improve on without leaving your NYC apartment. Here are some thoughts on how to look after yourself from the safety and comfort of your Midtown West rental at ARO.
We tend to wake up and go straight to our phones for headlines and work email. Instead, start the day at a slower pace, courtesy of a yoga class from Gaia. From tension tamers to sessions that invite openness, these virtual workouts are a wonderful way to bring the yoga studio into your apartment. Even better, take your yoga mat out onto the balcony and do your moves while the sun rises over NYC.
No commute, no face-to-face meetings: spending more time at home buys you more time—so, why not use it to better yourself? The Calm app is designed to help you work on things like reducing stress and building self-esteem via meditation and inspirational quotes. Take a few moments out of your working day to relax in the living room, bedroom—or even your spa-inspired bath—to feel your stresses melt away.
Another fantastic form of relaxation at any time of the day simply involves putting on a soothing album or playlist and watching the world go by. If you’re in an ARO apartment, you have the benefit of generously proportioned windows and the constantly buzzing backdrop of Midtown West. Of course, you can also chill out on your private balcony, feeling the breeze in your hair, while you sip a freshly blitzed smoothie.
NYC living often means breakfast on the way into work, rushed lunches al desko, and dinner served way too late. Take your foot off the gas and make use of your open-aspect kitchen by preparing healthy salads, rice bowls, and juices on the Caesarstone countertop breakfast bar. Let the professionals into your ARO kitchen too: a subscription to MasterClass, for example, gives you access to the culinary nous of chef Gordon Ramsay. Before you know it, you’ll be crafting restaurant-quality meals!
No doubt your Netflix account is getting a proper workout right now. But don’t neglect the simple pleasures of a good read. Once or twice a week, whip up an herbal tea, turn in early, flick on the bedside light, and get lost in a book, as the Manhattan lights sparkle through your bedroom window.
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