This and every Shabbat, be joyous, restful, focused, rebooted, and happy.
First, your reasons why.
Before you completely disconnect, let FRIDAY open the door to slowing down, reflection, and connection.
Get your phone out of your room and use this very effective and very good-looking alarm clock instead.
Since you’re used to waking up and looking at your phone, start a new Shabbat morning routine. Try the simplest thing and start your day happy with The Five Minute Journal.
If you really can’t let go of your cell, then at least use it to meditate.
Or, go old school and calm down the natural way.
Pick up one of these 25 essential books for the well-read explorer.
Be a true adventurer and join The Explorer’s Club.
New Yorkers: Let nature do the trick with 28 acres of public gardens at Wave Hill, bring a book or a friend to a hidden oasis, or be transported to another place and time in the zen Reading Room in the Japanese Gallery at The Met.
Sweat out your stress from the cozy, non-judgy comfort of your own home.
Find inspiration in uncommon places.
Coax your creativity with a playlist that glides from melodic electronica to dreamy synth-pop.
Forget the hype, bone broth is simply nutritious and comforting.
Or, if you take things a little too far, try the yoga practice for the overnourished.
Give yourself a good dance party with these tunes, picked by some of the best DJs out there.
Honor others with a simple “thank you” and get some karmic relief.
New Yorkers: Kiss the Shabbos Queen goodbye at Mister Saturday Night’s community-oriented dance parties.
Photo by Tim Gibson.
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