2021 is all about gaining what we lost in 2020, the Corona Virus Pandemic. The year was an eye-opener in terms of self-care, lifestyle, and well-being. It is about time to change, physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
1. Mindful and Intuitive eating
2021 is the year for mindful eating and intuitive eating. Earlier, people tended to have restrictive diets that completely cut off certain nutrients, such as carbohydrates. In 2021, people turned away from that and started to embrace a well-balanced diet that is rich in all nutrients, minerals, and vitamins. People also started to upcycle food. They found out ways to fulfill their nutritional needs by adding maximum healthy food items to their diets in one form or another. For instance, turning wasted food scraps into meals and snacks is a well-known trend for 2021. This is a step towards a healthier and sustainable future.
Mindful eating is not about being perfect, or eating the right things, or establishing a strict diet and restricting your calorie intake. It is more about having awareness about the food you are putting into your body. It is said that mindful eating has the power to reform depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and weight management.
2. Simple Skin-care routines
Skincare has always been treated as a chore. A long and hideous process for healthy-looking skin. However, in 2021, there is a shift towards at-home skincare trends, rather than expensive makeup, spa services, and beauty parlors. People have a healthy realization that most cosmetic products are either redundant or do more harm to the skin than benefits. A simple skincare routine can easily save the damage from past years. Keeping skin moisturized, staying hydrated, having a healthy diet, fulfilling the nutritional requirements are enough for healthy and glowing skin.
3. Home Workout
Amid Lockdowns, it is still not advisable to step out in public places. The fitness freaks however have found creative ways to keep themselves active and healthy resulting in a fit body. There are workout regimes from home that allow people to live a healthy life at their convenience. Simple stretching exercises are an easy way to maintain your physical health.
4. Setting Micro-Goals
Flexible micro-goals are a wellness trend in 2021. Pandemic made us realize it is important to remain open and flexible to our goals. A long list of micro-goals can be beneficial over all-or-nothing resolution. Achieving these goals makes people more programmatic and caters a sense of accomplishment among them. Micro-goals make people confident that they can easily achieve the goal and thus have a greater benefit. For example, instead of weight loss, it is better to focus on weight management and maintenance.
5. Yoga and Meditation
When it comes to psychological and physical health issues, integrative and holistic mind-body practices such as yoga and mindfulness meditation are gaining popularity each day. Yoga and meditation are considered stress reduction techniques. They have an influence over the techniques of relating mental and physical health issues. This leads to less suffering.
People are aware of the consequences of reckless behavior towards the environment. Therefore, they are keener on opting for a conscious and sustainable lifestyle. Taking the environment into consideration is the key to a sustainable future. People are drawn towards eco-friendly products for their day to day life. Use of organic products as an immense growth this year.
7. Emotional well-being
In this fast-paced world, it is difficult to create a work-life balance. However, people have now become more attentive towards their mental health. They are opting for wellness checks, flexible work hours, and maintaining a balance between personal and professional life. They have started considering their hobbies, which is the reason for the immense growth of small businesses.
8. Simple self-care regimes
Following essential and simple health care activities such as staying hydrated, eating healthy, following a daily routine, regular exercise, and a happy outlook can make you healthier and happier. Take out 10 minutes each day to introspect. This will help you gain a better perspective self-reflect.