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6 Ways to survive big city living

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Cerith Gardiner - published on 08/17/21

Here's how to find calm amid the chaos.

Living in a big city can be a little daunting, especially if you’re far from friends and family. You can feel a bit overwhelmed by all that hustle and bustle, and also incredibly lonely, despite being permanently surrounded by people and noise.

While there are plenty of advantages to urban dwelling — from lots of cultural events, and indulging in culinary delights from all over the world — there are other joys to be had that can make life even more enjoyable.

So if you live in the city and are finding it a little hard, but life’s commitments dictate your where you live, take a look at these useful tips to make the most of your surroundings:

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