Get your MoJo back!
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.
Instagram feeds have been flooded with picture-perfect healthy meals, #selfcaresunday rituals, and more.
Hey, if you don’t take an in-studio selfie, did your workout even happen?
All of this enthusiasm is infectious and, yes, fun—but it comes with a side of unspoken pressure to perform your healthy-living habits.
“In the age of social media and particularly Instagram, I believe the pressure people feel to engage in performative wellness creates anxiety, self-doubt, and depression.” —Latham Thomas, wellness pioneer
The industry boom—and the staggering number of new fitness, food, and lifestyle options to choose from—is partly to blame
2019 is looking like the year when we get real about what’s doable on a daily basis. The indications are there already—after all when fitness phenom Kayla Itsines is singing the praises of JOMO, you know something’s up. And while “staying in is the new going out” has been a trend for a while, bonding over the desire for a simpler life has become a national pastime.
The number-one nutritional plan right now is the Mediterranean diet, which is less restrictive than buzzy options like Keto, Paleo, and Whole30.
At home, the decluttering craze has taken a more attainable turn with the embrace of wabi-sabi—a Japanese design philosophy that finds beauty in imperfections and is all about embracing your home as it is.
Basically, this new wave of self-care involves reclaiming your time, and attention. (Heck, even some of Instagram’s very creators have logged off forever!)
While opting out of all social media likely isn’t going to happen for most of us in 2019, back-to-basics wellness revamp is a chance to get back to what made you fall in love with self-care, to begin with.