When you work and have other obligations, life can easily become mundane, which takes a toll on your mental health. You may become stressed or depressed. Consider taking a trip to give your mind a break and, as PsychCentral notes, to improve your mental health. Jenamaen.com shares a few ideas of where to visit.
Keep your mind occupied and away from your troubles for the near year in Pittsburgh. The city has something for everyone, no matter if you’re into sports, family-friendly attractions, or nightlife. For instance, The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium was opened to the general public in 1898 and has been a popular fun-for-all destination in the city ever since, with now over 600 species of animals. Additionally, Steel City is home to the Steelers, so don’t miss an opportunity to catch a home game at Heinz Field.
Knoxville has the perfect blend of modern-day appeal and classic charm with its touristy attractions and historical buildings, making it an excellent destination for a mental reset in the new year. For example, if you’re a music lover, Visit Knoxville notes that the city has several theaters and hosts an array of concerts regularly. If you plan on sightseeing, check out Sunsphere Tower. You’ll find a great deal that can let your mind wander and absorb the surroundings.
The Mile High City is an outdoor enthusiast’s mecca, and it’s more than a stepping-off point to Rocky Mountain ski slopes. Hiking trails, an ample amount of parks, and gorgeous vistas are just some of the activities you can enjoy while taking in nature’s bounty. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Denver Art Museum, and the Denver Zoo are just some of the must-see attractions.
Once you experience all that Denver has to offer, it may be tempting to make a permanent move to the city — the city is home to a wealth of activities to keep you busy and fulfilled. Fortunately, you also benefit from the low cost of living there (in the categories of healthcare and utilities); and rent is lower than the state’s average. When finding a place, make it easy by visiting online directories to scout apartments for rent in Denver, CO, where you can narrow down your search to features your rental must include, such as being pet friendly or having a certain number of bedrooms. By using the filter option, you’ll waste no time finding a place to suit your needs and budget.
Visiting the Everglades in Florida lets you get out in nature and start the year right. And did you know being in nature is beneficial to your mental health? The Everglades National Park allows you to tune your mind into nature as you witness manatees, American alligators, and dolphins, among various other animals. Besides animal watching, there are plenty of hiking, boating, camping, and fishing opportunities to give your brain a break.
San Francisco, California
In San Francisco this year, you’ll have an opportunity to escape reality for a bit of self-care, walking through Chinatown and enjoying a flavorful dish at one of the many restaurants, including City View Restaurant or R&G Lounge. As the ultimate way to indulge in self-care, visit one of the spas there. Pamper yourself by getting a massage, authentic sugar scrub, or facial.
Take a Trip for Some You Time This New Year
Make it a resolution to improve your mental health and focus on yourself for a bit this year. By taking a trip to one of these cities, you can spend time relaxing and recharging your mind.