How to take care of yourself after a stressful week. Apple picking is a great fall getaway and an amazing way to practice self-care.

How to Recharge After a Stressful Week

Over the 6 years I’ve lived in NYC, I’ve learned that consistent self-care rituals are an absolute necessity for me to remain calm amongst hectic city life.

Skincare is, obviously, one of the ways I practice daily self-care, but last week in particular really took a lot out of me and it seemed like no amount of masking really helped. Work was stressful, some of my health issues flared up a bit, and I was dealing with some personal stuff. It just wasn’t my week at all and I let it build up which even ended up affecting my skin.

In my post about how to survive end-of-summer blues, I wrote about how important it is to plan fall activities to look forward to. So…

When life gives you lemons, go apple picking!

My Sunday daycation to a Long Island apple orchard hit all of the ingredients I need for a perfect self-care Sunday:

Being outside

As much as I would love to spend all day inside watching Netflix after a long week, I find that my mood is so much better when I spend some time outside. And luckily we had perfect sunny weather yesterday!

Over the 6 years I've lived in NYC, I've learned that consistent self-care rituals are an absolute necessity for me to remain calm amongst hectic city life. This week was incredibly stressful and I knew I needed to take some time to recharge. So… when life gives you lemons, go apple picking! It hit all of the ingredients I need for a perfect self-care Sunday.

Stepping outside of my normal routine

I grew up in the suburbs outside of NYC, and when I moved to the city I thought I’d never look back. And, yes, I’m a total city girl at heart. But I sometimes find myself missing the quietness of the suburbs (and the trees! I really miss trees!). So apple picking was a perfect day trip to step out of my routine in the city and escape to a quieter part of New York.

Spending time with people I love

I see this guy every day, but it still makes me the happiest to spend quality time with him and his family!

Over the 6 years I've lived in NYC, I've learned that consistent self-care rituals are an absolute necessity for me to remain calm amongst hectic city life. This week was incredibly stressful and I knew I needed to take some time to recharge. So… when life gives you lemons, go apple picking! It hit all of the ingredients I need for a perfect self-care Sunday.

I honestly feel so recharged after my apple picking adventure and I’m more than ready to take on this work presentation on Tuesday that’s been stressing me out. I not only feel calm and at peace with myself, but I also came back feeling super motivated and inspired.

So talk to me in the comments! What are your favorite ways to recharge and take care of yourself after a long week?


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Over the 6 years I've lived in NYC, I've learned that consistent self-care rituals are an absolute necessity for me to remain calm amongst hectic city life. This week was incredibly stressful and I knew I needed to take some time to recharge. So… when life gives you lemons, go apple picking! It hit all of the ingredients I need for a perfect self-care Sunday.

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One comment on “How to Recharge After a Stressful Week

  • Alison , Direct link to comment

    The apple picking looks fabulous!! I love getting outside if I’m feeling stressed. Fresh air and exercise really help. I think doing something absorbing that isn’t work related – a hobby or an interest – are also really helpful 🙂

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