There’s no doubt that being able to find a holistic approach to your wellness goals in 2020 is key to achieving your best health yet. But with all the latest trends and wellness fads that inevitably flood (and overwhelm!) the conversation around wellbeing, how do you choose a self care approach that works seamlessly with your lifestyle and is sustainable in the long-run?
This is a question you might be asking when you know you’re already committed to feeling your best and you have enough clarity on where you want to be health-wise. But sometimes you just need some prompts to help navigate the myriad of options that can get you there:
Give Yourself Permission to Be Flexible
New trends aren't bad—it's just essential to create an approach that doesn't set you up for failure if you decide that a particular wellness trend doesn't work for you. Ask yourself: Which wellness trends have I tried so far that did not work well for me? Allow yourself to “put down” this list of items that have not jived with you—even if it seems the whole world is raving about it! You don’t need to justify this or provide a reason when you have permission to pave your own wellness path.
Listen to Your Body
You probably know enough about wellness and your unique body to appreciate that when it comes to health—it’s not one size fits all. That Panchakarma cleanse your best friend raves about might not work for you or maybe a walking meditation suits your schedule better than a 20-min seated session. Say no to anything that brings tension or discomfort or that simply doesn’t work for your lifestyle, and build a map of which practices, workouts, foods, cleanses, detoxes, supplements, and even CBD skincare that your body responds to with ease.
Explore Which Types of Wellness Trends Enhance Your Life
As essential as it is to avoid jumping into every new wellness trend and feeling chained to seeing it through—it's also equally as exciting to try out something new to see if it fits your lifestyle. Rather than taking the approach of making a new absolute for 2020—consider asking yourself, ‘How can I explore this desire to see if it enhances my life?’. No need to worry about not adopting everything you try—embrace your journey to finding what makes you feel whole.
Allow Yourself to Adjust & Pivot
Just as your body is unique in how it responds to certain wellness approaches and trends, it’s also valid that it might fluctuate by season, with age, location, wellness goals, and even with changing interests. Since you’ve already given yourself permission to be flexible, review your wellness approach every quarter, release what’s not working for you anymore and add in new ideas to test out.
Building a personal wellness approach isn’t about what’s trending—it’s about looking inward, listening to your body and mind, and noticing what feels right. There are no shortcuts, no maps, and no rules in personalized wellness—but simply by taking lots of small steps and constantly making better choices that align with your unique goals will set you up for long-lasting wellness.