Wellbeing and mindfulness are two principles that we should designate more time to as we head into 2020. But just what does wellbeing look like as we move into the New Year? Essentially, wellbeing is all about people and creating the conditions in which we can all thrive.
World Wellbeing Week is in place to provide us with the opportunities to promote an overall awareness for the wide-ranging aspects of wellbeing. This includes physical, community, career, financial, social, emotional and environmental wellbeing. Having a dedicated day therefore allows us to celebrate what we’ve accomplished so far, and give recognition to professional practitioners in such a rapidly expanding sector.
Believe it or not, CBD Skincare has experienced a staggering 367% increase in searches of late, and it’s one trend set to continue soaring in 2020. The boom in sales of CBD, including vape kits from specialist retailers like VSAVI, as well as oils available from high street stores such as Holland & Barrett, is a great accolade for the ever-increasing overlap between the wellness industry and beauty. Both premium brands and high-street stores are well on board with this incredible, versatile ingredient.
CBD is available both in drops and in edible form. With regards to skincare, its healing properties are most popular due to its natural, anti-inflammatory effect. It’s also used as an anti-ageing ingredient, due to it also being an antioxidant.
Meditation may be another huge trend in 2020. Although we don’t often give it too much thought, focusing on breathing may be just the most significant form of self-care. Shallow breathing can really help to alleviate stress too.
Hence, a seminar or class about stress-tackling techniques may be worth your time. The NHS website holds acquiring new skills as of importance to wellbeing, alongside talking, learning, giving, mindfulness and exercise. A trip to stress-taking class ticks many of those boxes.
Okay, so admittedly, starting a new diet heads far too many New Year’s resolution lists. That said, veganism was one of the biggest food trends of 2019 and, similarly, gluten and dairy-free lifestyles have also risen in popularity. With this in mind, specialist nutrition plans designed to make healthy eating more enjoyable are becoming increasingly popular.
Social media sin bin
Several studies have revealed that spending too much time glued to your smartphone is bad for your mental health. Because of this, many people have looked for ways to kick their social media habits. The likes of Facebook and Apple have designed usage monitoring technologies that tell you exactly how much time you have spent browsing.
Regular digital-detoxes and switching to do not disturb mode are big trends, as well as sleeping with your phone in a different room. However, there are many apps on the market targeted at aiding your mental and physical mental wellbeing. Apps such as “Calm” can help you unwind, relax and, even meditate, whereas there are a whole plethora of fitness app options specifically designed to help you be the best you can be. A healthy body is really is a healthy mind!