When most people think of a relaxing location, they picture locales like an empty beach, a tranquil lake or a quiet mountain. However, new research has shown that for certain personality types, these "calming" backdrops are actually more stressful than a busy city street.
According to New York Magazine, the study, which involved more than 450 participants, found that people with a specific personality often find city life more soothing and refreshing than a "traditionally" relaxing environment.
"If you tend to be a worrier...you might find your thinking abilities more refreshed in a frenetic, urban environment rather than a tranquil, natural one," the authors wrote.
If you prefer to walk through a busy downtown area when you need to collect your thoughts, you might fall into this category! But don't worry -- there are plenty of other city lovers who feel the same way.This Chic NY Apartment Proves There Can Be Serenity in the Big City