The past year has not been easy on our physical and mental health. With our travel plans getting canceled and our personal and professional lives becoming a mess, the pandemic has turned everything upside down.
Engaging in self-care involves taking care of your mind, body, and soul. There is a myriad of ways to look after yourself, from soaking in hot showers to carving out mindful moments and incorporating a skin-care routine.
With our health on the line and constant hand washing and sanitizing becoming a part of our new normal, things have become dull on the wellness front. Explore the top self-care trends worth adopting this year.
Rest always comes first, and you can never keep things in line in the self-care department without a good night’s sleep. Getting adequate sleep helps align our thoughts, feelings, and actions, improve productivity, and account for enhanced well-being.
The lockdown and quarantine regime have transitioned our homes into work, play, and rest spots. However, during weekends and after finishing off work, take a break from your TV, laptop, and phone and seek refuge in nature or a book.
Many people resorted to following fitness experts online to keep their bodies in good shape with the gyms shutting down. Watching workout videos on YouTube and following certified trainers on social media have become standard practices.
Skinimalism revolves around the idea of “less is more.” Skin minimalists follow a streamlined routine of using a few products to take care of their skin. Usually, it involves applying a cleanser, toning and moisturizing the skin, and embracing its natural appearance.
Mindful Eating Habits
Mindful eating involves being conscious of your dietary choices and eating food that means well for your health. It also involves using leftovers and food scraps into renewed meals and snack options.
Cold shower therapy will likely be massive this year, as it has remarkable benefits for the body. It helps stimulate blood circulation, decrease muscle soreness and soothe irritated skin. Many people, from fitness experts to recovery specialists, are embracing cold water immersion therapy.
Setting Flexible Goals
“Setting more realistic resolutions, or micro-goals will be a wellness trend for 2021. Our perspective on goals has changed due to the pandemic. Knowing the world can throw a wrench in our gears, we realize it’s important to remain open and flexible. Ultimately, micro-goals will end up being ones that people feel fully confident they can achieve—and of greater benefit to their health and wellness journey.”said Clinical Nutritionist Brooke Scheller.