It's hard being an American right now. It's even tougher being a Black American right now. Between the COVID-19 pandemic that has resulted in 100,000 American deaths to the recent killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, there is a lot going on. When you're not protesting or using your platform to speak out, especially those of us who were born with white privilege, it's important to take the time to process and reflect offline. One way to help prioritize your mental health during these times is to invest in some puzzles, like these chic ones, below. By no means should they serve as a distraction to the work that needs to be done, but they do exist as a necessary reminder that we all need a break every once in a while so we can wake up the next day refueled and reenergized for what's to come.
Talk about a sign of the times. This "Nevertheless She Persisted" puzzle is made up of beautiful illustrations and quotes from powerful women throughout history including Rosa Parks, Malala Yousafazi, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
For those of us feeling nostalgic about wandering through the annual Met exhibitions, you'll appreciate this "Inside the Museum" puzzle featuring some of the museum's most memorable galleries.
Jiggy's 450-piece boobs puzzle, illustrated by Brooklyn-based illustrator Julia Heffernan, is exactly the kind of puzzle your friends will obsess over when they see it framed and hung up in your room.
For a quick break, enlighten yourself with this 70-piece cereal puzzle part of the brand's munchies collection.
Get one step closer to the water thanks to this 500-piece "Busy Beach" puzzle. It's big enough (18 x 24) to make a statement in your living room upon completion.
Hi, yes, I'm going to require a bag of Sour Patch Kids while completing this 500-piece candy shelf puzzle.
Every creative will appreciate this Dusen Dusen puzzle that looks like it belongs in an art gallery. I mean, those colors!
This Viva la Vida Frida Kahlo puzzle is not for those of us currently feeling unmotivated—it consists of 1,000 pieces (!) that pays homage to Kahlo and her iconic art.
Jonathan Adler's chic matte lip puzzle belongs on every coffee table once it's finished.
During the COVID-19 shutdowns, New Yorkers long for the iconic restaurants and activities that make up NYC. This puzzle map of the city will remind you why it's the best city in the world.
Andy Warhol's double-sided soup can art is basically two puzzles in one.
For a more challenging pick, dive into Springbok's pencil pushers puzzle.
Name a chicer puzzle than this 500-piece vintage matchbox one. I'll wait.
Allow this Friends puzzle to remind you that better days are coming, and you'll be able to hug your loved ones soon again.
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