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8 Things to Remember When Visiting Famous Central Park in Your City

8 Things to Remember When Visiting Famous Central Park in Your City

The Central Park in the New York City is an urban park. It is present in the middle upper Manhattan. This is the most visited park in New York City. This is the place that is a must on your list if you are visiting the beautiful city of New York. There are so many things that can be done in this huge playground of the city.

The Central Park is one of the most loved and visited attraction by the tourists. It is a very popular place among the locals as well. There are so many things that can be done in this park. If you have an excellent guided tour then you will be able to explore the park in the best possible way. You can check out the touring deals offered by Central Park Tour to get the best tour of this beautiful and majestic park.

The Central Park has become an important part of the everyday lives of the New Yorkers. This park provides 843 acres of paths, lakes, and beautiful open spaces. It is a perfect place for escaping the hustle and bustle of the city. The beauty and grandeur of the park impress all the visitors. It is a good place for relaxation and peace of mind.

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Another good thing about the park is that there is a lot of various things to do. You can pick the activity that suits you the most and spend some good time.

1. Riding The Central Park Carousel

There has been a carousel in the New York Central Park since 1871. In the beginning, it was powered by a blind horse and a mule. The carousel that is present in the park right now was installed in 1950. It was originally built for the trolley terminal that is outside the Coney Island. The carousel present in the Central Park is fully hand painted and it has the biggest hand carved figures that have ever been made.

2. A Central Park Walking Tour

If you think that exploring the Central Park on your own then you can take a walking tour. The park is very big and it is possible that taking the tour yourself can be a little overwhelming. There are so many walk tours available to choose from. These tours are very good at exploring the park in the best possible way.

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3. Enjoying A Picnic

You can have a very peaceful and enjoyable time by having a picnic at the park. There are so many beautiful spots for a nice and beautiful picnic. You spend a very relaxing time while having a picnic with family or friends. The two most popular places for having a picnic are the Sheep Meadow and the Great Lawn. You can wander around the park and enjoy yourself. You can pick a spot that you find good and relaxing.

4. Rowing the Boat around the Lake

There are boathouses where the visitors can rent a boat and row around the lake. The lake, the second largest water body present in the park. You can see the beauty of the lake and explore it while having an excellent time.

5. Seeing The Central Park Concert

During the summer months, there are several musical events which are hosted in the Central Park. There are options for all the people. Whether you like classical music or you are a fan of popular music, you will find an event that you could enjoy. There is always something for everyone. You can also enjoy a relaxing and beautiful picnic while listening to your favourite picnic.

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6. Watching The Sailboats on Conservatory Water

The design of the conservatory water was inspired by the model boat pond in Paris. There are crowds of people watching the model sail boats that are present in the conservatory water. You can either rent the sailing boat or join the spectators and enjoy watching these model sailboats. Near this body of water, there are other things such as the sculpture of Alice in the Wonderland. You can also watch birds and keep an eye on the red tailed hawk.

7. Experiencing Shakespeare

Each summer, there are two productions held in the park. Audiences have been enjoying the free performances for over the 50 years. Not all of the productions that are showed are Shakespeare plays. You can enjoy a good literary piece of art in the warm summer days.

8. Getting Lost in The Central Park

This is a very large park. There are 843 acres to explore. If you want to enjoy the park then you can look at all the beautiful places by just aimlessly wandering around the park. You can take time for enjoying the areas which are properly manicured. You can also explore the places that are on the wilder side.

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If you are not a local New Yorker and are just visiting the New York City then it is important that you explore the park in the best possible way. The Central Park Pedicab Tours provide several deals for the tourists. You can choose the one which is suitable and feasible for you and enjoy the beauty of the park.

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Last Updated on February 15, 2019

Why Is Goal Setting Important to a Truly Fulfilling Life?

Why Is Goal Setting Important to a Truly Fulfilling Life?

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, achieve and create in our world.

And while it’s important for us to know what we want to achieve (our goal), it’s also important for us to understand why we want to achieve it; the reason behind the goal or some would say, our real goal.

Why is goal setting important?

1. Your needs and desire will be fulfilled.

Sometimes when we explore our “why”, (why we want to achieve a certain thing) we realize that our “what” (our goal) might not actually deliver us the thing (feeling, emotion, internal state) we’re really seeking.

For example, the person who has a goal to lose weight in the belief that weight loss will bring them happiness, security, fulfillment, attention, popularity and the partner of their dreams. In this instance, their “what” is weight-loss and their “why” is happiness (etc.) and a partner.

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Six months later, they have lost the weight (achieved their goal) but as is often the case, they’re not happier, not more secure, not more confident, not more fulfilled and in keeping with their miserable state, they have failed to attract their dream partner.

After all, who wants to be with someone who’s miserable? They achieved their practical goal but still failed to have their needs met.

So they set a goal to lose another ten pounds. And then another. And maybe just ten more. With the destructive and erroneous belief that if they can get thin enough, they’ll find their own personal nirvana. And we all know how that story ends.

2. You’ll find out what truly motivates you

The important thing in the process of constructing our best life is not necessarily what goals we set (what we think we want) but what motivates us towards those goals (what we really want).

The sooner we begin to explore, identify and understand what motivates us towards certain achievements, acquisitions or outcomes (that is, we begin moving towards greater consciousness and self awareness), the sooner we will make better decisions for our life, set more intelligent (and dare I say, enlightened) goals and experience more fulfilment and less frustration.

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We all know people who have achieved what they set out to, only to end up in the same place or worse (emotionally, psychologically, sociologically) because what they were chasing wasn’t really what they were needing.

What we think we want will rarely provide us with what we actually need.

3. Your state of mind will be a lot healthier

We all set specific goals to achieve/acquire certain things (a job, a car, a partner, a better body, a bank balance, a title, a victory) because at some level, most of us believe (consciously or not) that the achievement of those goals will bring us what we really seek; joy, fulfilment, happiness, safety, peace, recognition, love, acceptance, respect, connection.

Of course, setting practical, material and financial goals is an intelligent thing to do considering the world we live in and how that world works.

But setting goals with an expectation that the achievement of certain things in our external, physical world will automatically create an internal state of peace, contentment, joy and total happiness is an unhealthy and unrealistic mindset to inhabit.

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What you truly want and need

Sometimes we need to look beyond the obvious (superficial) goals to discover and secure what we really want.

Sadly, we live in a collective mindset which teaches that the prettiest and the wealthiest are the most successful.

Some self-help frauds even teach this message. If you’re rich or pretty, you’re happy. If you’re both, you’re very happy. Pretty isn’t what we really want; it’s what we believe pretty will bring us. Same goes with money.

When we cut through the hype, the jargon and the self-help mumbo jumbo, we all have the same basic goals, desires and needs:

Joy, fulfilment, happiness, safety, peace, recognition, love, acceptance, respect, connection.

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Nobody needs a mansion or a sport’s car but we all need love.

Nobody needs massive pecs, six percent body-fat, a face lift or bigger breasts but we all need connection, acceptance and understanding.

Nobody needs to be famous but we all need peace, calm, balance and happiness.

The problem is, we live in a culture which teaches that one equals the other. If only we lived in a culture which taught that real success is far more about what’s happening in our internal environment, than our external one.

It’s a commonly-held belief that we’re all very different and we all have different goals — whether short term or long term goals. But in many ways we’re not, and we don’t; we all want essentially the same things.

Now all you have to do is see past the fraud and deception and find the right path.

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