For some, living in the city may mean dealing with a lot of bad things — you will have to breathe in pollution, you will find yourself dealing with long queues and crowded areas, whether it is just the corner of the street or a transport terminal, and you will need to deal with stress. However, everything depends on which city you are living in. You are fortunate if you choose to live in a city just like Cebu.

But city living is not just about the bad things. Come to think of it, city living has more pros than cons. One of them is giving you space where everything is almost within reach, your work being close to you, your kid’s school be in a short walking distance, and have a lot of places to visit. It is just a way of maximizing it.

Whether you plan to rediscover your city or know more about it, below are some of the things you may want to take into account.

Take a walk in the park

There are times when stress will get the best of you. You will feel that things are overwhelming you. When that happens, you will surely need a respite. In this case, you may want to take a walk in the park.

This is your city’s oasis where you can find peace and quiet even for just a while. You can be your observational self, watching people go about their lives. You may find insights and inspirations, which may even change the way you view your own life.

Discover new hangout places

Friends having lunch

You may have your go-to hangout places, such as bars and restaurants. These may be the places you frequent with your friends.

If you have been doing the same thing every weekend, you may inject some change of pace. That is something you can do by exploring the hidden gems in your city. There may be hole-in-the-wall restaurants and bars that are awaiting your visit. While you are at it, you may even discover new routes and short cuts that will allow you to navigate the city better.

Visit museums

Some people are artsy, and they want visual and experiential stimulation to get them started. In this case, it might be you. If it is, you may want to visit museums around the city. If you are looking for more contemporary, there may be galleries and parks that exhibit artworks that you may want to visit.  If there is none, why not start one?

Maximize your place

Sometimes, you do not have to leave the comforts of your home to maximize the city. You can just stay in your home and enjoy the amenities it offers, whether you are living in a gated community like Pristina North Subdivision or in a condo by 32 Sanson by Rockwell. You can sleep in, swim, and work out. You can even do work at a café (if they have one).

Maximizing the city life may means leaving your comfort zone or rediscovering the things that you have in your own space. Such an effort will help you fall in love with your city more.