Well + Good has already listed their top wellness trends for 2019 ranging from simplification to CBD (cannabidiol) products, even more creative cauliflower product inventions and IV drips for wellness. Evidently, self-care has gotten too complicated and for many self-care is creating the very thing it’s intended to alleviate: stress!
“When your wellness routine—AKA the rituals and habits you embraced to make your life better—is stressing you out, things need to change. And for so many people this year, the line between constructive self-care and pure anxiety trigger (as in, just another thing on your already-jammed to-do list) became blurrier than ever before. In 2019, it’s time to simplify, simplify, simplify. And get that wellness-loving mojo back,” says Well + Good Editors, December 4, 2018
Reducing everything we do to a simpler version of itself can be a relaxing key in a world that’s spinning faster and faster. We have to know and accept that we can’t do it all. Instead, pick a niche you love, dive into it and do it well. Just pick and choose.
Simplifying our lives is itself a form of self-care. It’s a pathway to reclaiming our time and our sanity.
Four ways Well + Good suggests to do that are:
Staying in. This one isn’t new but it’s interesting that it’s still at the top of many peoples’ lists. Rather than going out, more and more people are staying in and bonding over their mutual desire for a simpler life.
Priya Parker, author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters (Riverhead Books, 2018), actually helps people create gatherings in their work and home lives that are transformative and meaningful for the people in them. Rather than seek perfection in activity and gathering together she advocates for finding profound meaning in the simple things.
As an example, when one of Parker’s students, a wife and mother, cried over the mere act of being fed peanut butter and jelly sandwiches made for her by someone else, Parker helped her student identify how often all we need is to share our vulnerability with each other to help nurture our spirit. Her student conceived of the idea to contact her six closest friends and invite them over for an evening of food ordered in. She didn’t make dinner or clean the house. She did nothing fancy or special but the company was good.
Trendy diets like Keto and Paleo are being eclipsed by the simpler Mediterranean diet.
Home decluttering is becoming a thing and so is finding beauty in all the imperfections of our home and lives.
Opting out of social media is going to have significance in the trending world for 2019. The perfect pictures and captions posted are not always honest and there is a freedom in opting out especially for those who feel they have to keep up with what they see on social media.
And here’s our own #5 self-care suggestion:
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Editors, Well+Good. “It's Time to Say Buh-Bye, ‘Performative Wellness’-and Hello, Sanity.” Well+Good, Well+Good, 4 Dec. 2018, www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/self-care-stress/.