Life in New York is fast, loud and constant. There’s always something new to do, somewhere new to go and something special to experience. It can occasionally get a little overwhelming, and even the most devout New Yorker will have contemplated the occasional escape. Finding the best way to give yourself a break and explore this country of ours is often a challenge all by itself, but with a little time management and a goal in mind, it may be easier than you think.

There’s a reason why more than 60% of Americans don’t have a passport, and if you need to get away from it all, there is plenty for you to explore in the US. Finding the right destination is simply a matter of determining your needs, and you’ll soon be enjoying a break from the frantic buzz of New York City.

Switch off your devices

It’s great that we can be in instant touch with anyone on the planet at any time, but all too often we forget that we don’t have to be. Turning off your phone and tablet can give you an enormous boost of energy and allow you to enjoy your break from the hubbub in a much more satisfying way. Having a digital detox should absolutely be a part of your experience away from the big city, and don’t panic. Those emails aren’t going to go anywhere, and your break can be the perfect opportunity to reconnect with your nearest and dearest in person. Visit family and friends and don’t even take your phone out of your suitcase.

Turning off your phone and tablet can give you an enormous boost of energy and allow you to enjoy your break from the hubbub in a much more satisfying way.

Get back to nature

Zion Canyon, Utah

Skyscrapers and pizza joints are part and parcel of living in the city, and it can be quite the culture shock when you travel somewhere a little out of the way. Consider taking a real plunge and get back to nature, and you can revel in the wonders of this great country. There are so many options for exploration, so choose the one that best suits you, and opt for an area that has a range of activities on offer. For those wishing to take a positive break, there’s something very special about hiking trails in Zion Canyon, with enough choices available that you will find one that suits your level of fitness. Good for the mind and the body, as well as giving you a chance to reinvigorate your energy levels, getting some fresh air will have you returning back home ready to leap into action.

Treat yourself to some ‘You Time’

It’s a simple fact that we don’t always look after ourselves in the best way possible. That’s why it’s important to take a break on occasion and spend some time on yourself. Whether that means a week in a spa center or simply driving across the country with your favorite albums playing, taking the time to treat yourself is hugely beneficial. Not only will it allow you the space to realign your own equilibrium, it will also help you to focus on what you want from life. If you’re having issues with ambitions and goals, taking a break and looking after yourself might be the best way for you to re-energize and refocus when you most need it.

There’s no denying that living in New York is one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences you can have. There are numerous benefits, and you wouldn’t want to escape forever. Taking breaks though, may be the best way to keep yourself fine-tuned and all the better for coping with life in the best city in the world.

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