On the to-do list this week: Make your life a little easier. We have some takeout options you can feel good about, and some local businesses that have self-care items to get us through these cold, dark days. And we have a calendar of MLK Day events and volunteer opportunities so you can take care of other people, too. Plus: If you’re struggling with patience right now, it’s not just you. We have some tips for dealing with that.
And remember: We’ve collected our best Philly tips all in one place here.
Stay healthy, stay safe, and, as much as possible, it’s still a good idea to stay home.
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Here is one highlight from our weekly events calendar:
READ MORE: You can still volunteer on MLK Day in Philly
No, it’s not just you. Being patient is really hard right now. As Elizabeth Wellington writes: We’re waiting to get the vaccine, we’re waiting for the page to turn in Washington D.C., we’re waiting for more equity and fairness to manifest itself in our society. And if you’re finding the wait hard, that’s normal. Here’s some of why that’s true:
If you want to get better at waiting, here are two things to try:
» READ MORE: This is why the wait is so hard right now
If you feel like hibernating, we have the next best thing. While we wait for longer, sunnier days, a bit of self-care can go a long way to help us get through the winter. Elizabeth Wellington has found her favorite local shops for a bit of pampering, so you can support local biz, which is another reason to feel good about yourself. Here are a few of Elizabeth’s picks:
You want to eat better, but you don’t want to cook. We get it. Luckily, Grace Dickinson has collected the best vegan and vegetarian delivery and takeout in Philly. The full list is mouthwatering, but here are some highlights:
» READ MORE: Best vegan and vegetarian takeout in Philly
(If healthy eating is not what you’re feeling today, we also get that, and can we also recommend Mike Klein’s roundup of the city’s best new fried-chicken sandwiches?)
We’ve been answering questions about COVID-19 for many months now, questions like When do I replace my face mask?, Can I get the flu and the coronavirus at the same time? and How can I wear a mask and not fog up my glasses?