The quest for personal growth towards inner well-being is all set to take a step forward in the new year. If 2022 pushed us to dig a little deeper and get our priorities straight with inner child work, embracing our villain era and quiet quitting toxic workplaces, 2023 is going to be all about working with that understanding of our minds and bodies to cultivate a healthier lifestyle. From circadian eating to love-life balance, here are 5 wellness and self-care trends that are going to be big in the new year:
1. Alternative Ways To Feel Your Feels
In recent years, mental well-being has taken centre stage. As self-exploration and awareness grow, we are likely to feel empowered to go beyond traditional talk therapy and find creative outlets to understand ourselves. Pinterest predicts that Gen Z and Millennials will drive this trend, seeking new, creative ways to work on themselves— from expressive art activities to music and movement therapy and journaling.
2. Fitness Is Going Back To Basics
Another wellness trend predicted by Pinterest for 2023 explores the ways people will be looking to combat ‘tech neck’ as many of us make our homes our permanent offices. People will trade their screens for stretches and their desks for tricep dips as we’re set to see an upswing in inclusive, adaptive and everyday forms of movement that invite people to put down their phones and prioritize posture. Gen X and Millennials will be driving this trend up, with searches like ‘primal movement’ and ‘neck hump exercises’ predicted to jump in the coming year.
3. Love-life Balance
There has been a shift in the way we think about and value our work and our partner’s work. With people increasingly prioritising work-life balance, gone are the days when our job titles and demanding workdays are seen as status symbols. According to research conducted by Bumble, when it comes to their partner, 54% of people care more about their work-life balance than their career status and more than 1 in 10 (13%) will no longer date someone who has a very demanding job.
4. Wellness Travel
As personal well-being becomes less of an indulgence and more of a non-negotiable essential, people are likely to look for healthier ways to travel. According to a recent Accenture study, 39% of consumers have already booked a wellness retreat for 2023. Despite financial uncertainty, consumers are not willing to reduce the amount they spend on health and well-being with more people looking for vacations that include yoga, meditation, sound healing, breathwork and other immersive experiences in nature that become tools for self-improvement.
5. Circadian Eating
As people tune in with the workings of their bodies and understand the effects of late dinners and midnight snacking on their sleep and recovery, expect to see a shift in eating habits. Switching from heavy evening meals to making breakfast and lunch the biggest meals of the day can help initiate weight loss, and maximise energy and overall health. In short, aligning food intake with the circadian rhythm and eating with the sun will be big in the coming year.
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