There are wellbeing trends that you love and can’t live without, then their others that might be new to you but equally as beneficial. For instance, when was the last time you thought about the wellbeing of your community and did something proactive for it? This practice can be just as rewarding as many forms of self-kindness.
When it comes to wellbeing, most people think of themselves first and foremost. This is entirely natural. As the old adage goes, you can’t pour from an empty cup; in other words, you need to look after yourself before you can look after anyone else. But at some point, it’s necessary.
The fact is there is only so much self-kindness you can practice before you start to look at other people and long to help them achieve the same happiness levels that you enjoy. This is the latest trend in the wellbeing community. So consider donating, volunteering, and community work.
Over the past couple of years, there has been a significant dearth of health spa opportunities. So naturally, health spas were closed during the pandemic because they provided optimal conditions for the virus to spread. Now things are opening up, and things are coming back.
However, like most things that are on the way back, health spas are taking precautions. Touchless spas are the latest innovation that allows you to enjoy facials, hydrotherapy massages, and therapies that show you how to get soft hands with social distancing practices.
Even before the pandemic, virtual fitness was on the rise. We all live busy lives, but that doesn’t mean we have to forgo our wellbeing exercise. During the pandemic, virtual studios only become more popular and relevant. They are not only more convenient, but they are also far cheaper.
There are various types of virtual fitness classes, such as yoga or spin. Whatever type of exercise you love, you are sure to find a virtual studio that caters to you. Virtual fitness allows you to integrate real-time physical training into a busy work-from-home lifestyle.
For centuries, religious people have known that breathwork is the best way to connect with your body and free your mind from the shackles of everyday existence. Nowadays, both science and anecdotal evidence back up the claims made by religious practitioners over the years.
Of course, you don’t need an app or any kind of technology to connect with your breath; all you need is the techniques to know how to breathe skillfully. That said, there are plenty of apps on the market these days to guide your practice and help you to learn the fundamentals.
The pandemic came with many downsides, including weight gain for many people as they adjusted to life in the home office environment. But as with most things in life, there comes a point when enough is enough. Mindful eating is one route out of bad eating habits.
So what exactly is mindful eating? Mindful eating is really an extension of mindfulness practice in general. Mindfulness is about paying attention to the quality of your existence in the present moment, and mindful eating is about taking as much as you feel is necessary, but no more.
As with many of the latest wellbeing practices, sleep hygiene is not new, but it has been repositioned as a new trend. Sleep hygiene refers to the practice of understanding your natural sleep rhythms and aligning with them to improve the quality of your waking life.
Everyone has circadian rhythms; these are the natural rhythms that regulate the sleep/wake cycle. If you upset these rhythms, you might find yourself tired throughout the day or using intoxicants to stay focused, which is bad for your wellness. Therefore, sleep patterns are very important.
If there are two words that are likely to dominate the next decade and beyond, they are “economy” and “sustainability”. As a species, we need to find ways to reduce our consumption and minimzse our lifestyles with economic practices. Sustainability is also paramount.
Food upcycling is a trend that seeks to incorporate elements of both economy and sustainability. If you’ve ever walked by the reduced section or thrown back some vegetables because they are misshapen, it’s time to pay more attention to these food items and put them on the menu.
Once again, you don’t need an app or a special teacher to start meditating, but it helps. You can learn meditation techniques on your own simply by following your breath and paying attention to how you feel. However, if you’re stuck, there are some handy resources you can use.
A quick online search will throw up some meditation apps that can fulfil your desire to get started. But, as with most wellbeing activities, it’s making the practice a habit and allowing it to influence other aspects of your life that makes meditation a success.
Some things never change, and outdoor activities for wellbeing are likely to be around for a while. Once again, outdoor activities are nothing new either, but when they are turned into a practice for wellbeing, they take on a slightly different intention.
There are various ways you can enjoy the outdoors and allow it to influence your overall wellbeing. If you’re the active type, you could try an outdoor sport, but that’s not the only way. Nature walks are excellent, so is dining outdoors to change the context of your dining.
Nowadays, most people are working from home and looking at digital devices all day long. Even when We’re not working, we are probably staring at our phones scrolling through random social media posts. This might be satisfyingly passive, but it’s not great for our well-being.
Make sure you have a digital detox once a day or a couple of times a week. This is a period of time where you switch everything off and allow your mind to readjust to reality. Regular digital detoxes simply remind us that digital devices should not dominate our lifestyles so much.
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Thank you for this informative blog – there were a lot of areas I need to work on especially my sleep rhythm and doing a Digital Detox on a regular basis