Sun, 13 December 2020
2020 will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the greatest inconveniences mankind has ever faced. It’s changed life as we know it and given quite a few of us more than our fair share of stress. So, it’s less about making new resolutions this year and more about regrouping, recharging our physical, emotional and mental well-being and prepping ourselves for what’s hopefully going to be quite the comeback!
With this in mind, we put together our top recommendations for creating a better version of yourself for taking on the new year.
BOOK YOURSELF A STAYCATION
Staying on the island this festive season doesn’t have to be depressing. You can celebrate by discovering the magnificent views and tranquil surroundings at Al Areen Palace & Spa by Accor set against a lush garden landscape. Relax at one of the beautiful villas, take a dip in the private temperature-controlled pools and feast on a floating breakfast with their in-villa dining. Rest and relaxation in a beautiful location does wonders for the soul!
ENJOY SOME INNOVATIVE FINE DINING
The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain recently opened Primavera Al Fresco at its new pop-up venue, Nikmati. The new menu includes heart-warming staples such as homemade pasta and specialty dishes that spotlight an innovative fusion of Italian and local flavours. The beautiful atmosphere, delicious food and unmatched tranquility of the venue is sure to give you some of the peace of mind we’ve all been craving this year. The picturesque venue is open for reservations from Wednesdays to Saturdays, 5pm to midnight.
ENJOY SOME ME-TIME AT A GYM
Did you know that regular exercise is scientifically proven to not only improve your physical health, but your mental well-being too? There’s no shortage of excellent fitness facilities in Bahrain – each equipped and staffed with excellent equipment and qualified trainers. So set a couple of hours aside for yourself on the daily and look after yourself.
HAVE A NICE OUTDOOR DINNER WITH A LOVED ONE
The weather is absolutely perfect for some outdoor dining; so why not grab a bite to eat in the company of some good friends, family or maybe that special someone at Lanterns Restaurant? We could all use a nice catch up over a good meal! The venue is nestled in the heart of Adliya, has a beautiful ambience and serves some of our favourite Indian food on the island.
ADOPT A FOUR-LEGGED FRIEND
If you’ve got room in your heart and home for one more, why not adopt one of the many shelter animals seeking a new home in Bahrain? You’re probably wondering how this is going to help better yourself, but nothing feels quite as nice as going home to a four-legged family member that’s happy to see you after a long day at work! Calming purrs and wagging tails have a way of de-stressing you. Trust us on this one.
If you’d like to adopt, you could perhaps check out @bahrainanimalrescuecentre on Instagram.
TREAT YOURSELF TO A NEW RIDE
Would we be going too far if we said a new car could put a spring in your step? Absolutely not! There’s nothing quite like the feel and smell of a brand-new car to lift your spirits. If we had to pick one, it would have to be the dreamy new 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA which was recently launched by Al Haddad Motors. With powerful proportions, progressive lines, and a redesigned interior, the new Mercedes-Benz GLA is something we’d all love to get our hands on right about now.
LEND A HELPING HAND
One of the best ways to recharge your emotional batteries is giving back to your community. It’s important to remember that this year has been rough on all of us, with some parts of the community being affected even more than the rest. If you’d like to lend a helping hand, you could either volunteer or donate to a number of causes that directly support these individuals. Check out @oneheartbahrain on Instagram or reach out to the Migrant Worker’s Protection
On Facebook if you’d like to help.