We invite you to seek out the calm in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the city. Small moments of wellbeing in which you can connect with yourself, creating your own Urban Oasis.
Sometimes all we need is to take 15 minutes to eat breakfast as if we had nothing else to do. Finding that cafe where they always say good morning to you is the vitamin you need to start off the day with lots of energy.
A minute of silence
Finding a moment of silence among the noise of the city is as beautiful as finding a flower in the middle of the desert. And it's even better when you can listen to a soft and soothing sound, like the waves of the sea or the rain falling in the forest.
What sounds make you relax?
Go for a walk
5 Things You Can Do While Walking
Listening to a podcast or an audiobook will make the walk much more pleasant and enjoyable.
Meditate. Take advantage of the rhythm of your steps to perform breathing exercises.
Explore your city. Choose different routes, even if they take a little longer, as it'll allow you to discover hidden spots in your city that you had never seen up until now.
Call a loved one. What could be better than taking advantage of those minutes walking to catch up with someone you love?
Take pictures. Try to find at least one beautiful thing every day and take a picture of it. You'll discover that your city is full of beautiful spots that you would have never noticed in the rush of everyday life.
Treat yourself to fresh flowers
You don't need any special reason to buy yourself fresh flowers. Flowers bring you joy, positivity and a breath of fresh air. Having a bouquet of flowers nearby boosts your creativity and improves your mood.
The Meaning of Flower Colours
Yellow symbolises happiness and inspires optimism and self-confidence. Choose it if you are going to be facing a new challenge.
Red is passionate and energetic, it symbolises courage. The perfect option if you need to make a difficult decision or take charge of your life.
Blue is the calmest and most relaxing colour. It will bring you clarity and inspiration in times of stress.
White flowers symbolise purity, perfection and new beginnings. Treat yourself to them to celebrate a great success.
Violet encourages creativity, imagination and emotional calm. Choose this colour to accompany you during creative processes.
Find nature in the middle of the asphalt jungle
The sound of water
Water has immense power over us. Just by looking at it and listening to it, we are able to calm down and it induces a deep sense of relaxation. In his book Blue Mind, marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols says that being near water makes us happier.
Read a book
By taking care of your mind you are taking care of your inner wellbeing and reconnecting with yourself. How enjoyable is it when the book gets so interesting that you steal a few minutes out of your day to finish the next chapter.
Admire your city's architecture
How many wonderful things in our city do we miss by not opening our eyes and really looking around? Take a minute to stop and look up and you'll be amazed by the architectural wonders that we tend to overlook in our day to day lives.