Who Says Spring Cleaning Is Only For Your Apartment?
As soon as springtime hits NYC, spring cleaning is on our minds! While you most commonly associate spring cleaning with your apartment, it is also important to relate it to yourself. Take time to personally shed the gloom of winter and ready yourself for the bright spring and summer ahead! We have included some of Glenwood’s tips on how to ready both yourself and your apartment for the spring season. Keep reading to find out how!
Take Care of You!
Find A Way to Center Yourself
Mindfulness is all about embracing the present moment. Being mindful of your immediate surroundings, all of the noises, the smells, tastes, and feels is how you allow yourself to be present. Mindfulness does not have to be practiced sitting still, enjoy a nice stroll in Central Park. Listen to the birds, dogs, feel the sun, smell the flowers—this is a great way to be mindful in New York City. Even taking 10 minutes out of your day to practice this will leave you will wonderful results! It helps to allow you to be present more than worrying about the past or present, and will relax your body and mind! Who doesn’t want to try this heading into spring! If you want to learn more about mindfulness there are dozens of books and seminars you can easily find online.
There are numerous types of meditations you can try. Click here to read a brief overview of 7 types of meditations from transcendental meditation to breath awareness meditation there is a type for you to try! Meditation has been proven to reduce cortisol levels, aka reduce stress, reduce anxiety, help with attention and so much more! Russel Simmons is a well-known celebrity who has greatly benefited from the practice of meditation in his life. He has a meditation made easy New York Times Bestseller Success Through Stillness if you are interested click here to learn more about his book. There are great mediation apps on your phone like HeadSpace and even group classes available, just google your neighborhood specifically to find out what’s around you. MNDFL is a great mindful meditation class with locations close to Glenwood’s Upper East Side and Downtown buildings. Check it out if you are interested, they offer classes focusing on different things such as breathing or emotions—you can reserve classes online!
Enjoy A Day At The Spa
Relaxing your body is as important as relaxing your mind, and if you want to indulge in a spa appointment to do so, here are some great recommendations!
Upper East Side
- If you live on the Upper East Side, try The Cornelia Spa at The Surry located at 20 E 76th This spa is located walking distance to Glenwood buildings like The Marlowe, The Pavilion and The Lucerne.
- If you live or work midtown and are looking for a great spa, check out Spa de La Mer at the Baccarat Hotel at 28 W 53rd St. This spa is located close to Glenwood midtown buildings.
- If you live downtown, try Aire Ancient Baths at 88 Franklin Street. It is a great location with hot and cold water pools, massages onsite and saunas! If you are a downtown Glenwood resident, check Aire out!
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Take Care of Your Apartment
If you love to clean and organize and are looking for some tips for your Glenwood apartment, be sure to catch Maria Kondo’s Netflix series, Tiding Up With Maria Kondo. Maria Kondo, who has been featured on tv shows like The Ellen Show, now has her very own Netflix show. She insists that the only items you keep in your home are ones that “spark joy inside of you!”
Maria Kondo also goes into depth about how to properly fold your clothes to make sure you can see all of your items. Rather than piling shirts on top of one another she folds them into little standing squares and lines them into a drawer. If Maria Kondo’s tips are something you want to learn more about to make your apartment happy this spring, you can find out more about her Netflix show here.
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