It’s the beginning of a new year which means we’re hearing a lot of “new year, new me” mantras throughout January. If you want to make improvements to yourself or your habits in 2023, prioritise your health and wellbeing with this year’s latest wellness trends.
Wellness trends look different every year and wellness as a concept encompasses many aspects, from yoga and sleep, to meditation and journaling. While we’ve already given you ideas for wellness resolutions you can actually stick to in 2023, there are a few wellness trends that are emerging in 2023 that can help you feel and perform your best this year.
Here are 7 wellness trends to try in 2023, including sleep syncing, meditation and sense hacking.
1. Sleep syncing
Sleep syncing is a wellness trend that’s emerging in 2023, according to many leading experts and publications. Everyone is looking for ways to get a better night’s sleep, from investing in the best mattress to improving your sleep hygiene. Sleep syncing involves adjusting your sleep cycle and circadian rhythm, for example, waking up when the sun rises and going to sleep when the moon comes out. While this might sound really simple, Christmas and New Year’s disrupts your body clock, mainly due to late nights and overindulging. Sticking to a regular sleep routine has been proven to help you fall asleep faster, reduce stress and make your days more productive. You can try sleep syncing by being strict with yourself or you can use apps or the best sleep tracker to monitor your sleep.
2. Sense hacking
The senses (sight, smell, sound, taste and touch) have a huge impact on your health and wellbeing. Being surrounded by a smell you don’t enjoy or a colour that’s too bright can have a negative effect on your productivity, sleep and happiness so to avoid this in the new year, try this new wellness trend: sense hacking. Sense hacking is where you stimulate your senses to improve your mood, like adding powerful colours into your wardrobe to make you feel confident or incorporating the best essential oils into your bedroom to ease anxiety and promote sleep.
3. Micro workouts
Exercising is a big trend year on year, and has a firm place in many people’s New Year’s resolutions. If you want to do more movement but don’t want to be too strict on yourself, try micro workouts. Micro workouts are short low-intensity exercises (like push-ups, squats, planks and long walks) that are designed to fit into your busy day. While 10 minute micro workouts might seem quite short, they can leave you feeling energised, happy and help you gain muscle, boost metabolism and lose weight.
4. Gut health
In 2022, gut health took over TikTok, with many users creating content around improving digestive problems like bloating and IBS. According to Country & Townhouse, gut health and the connection between the gut and the brain will become more of a priority or trend in 2023. The gut is often referred to as the ‘second brain’ by scientists as there are multiple neurones in the gut that maintain good health, prevent disease and produce happy hormones. By taking care of the gut, it can have a positive effect on your health, wellbeing and overall lifestyle.
5. Face yoga
If you want a way to relax and improve your skin, face yoga could be the wellness trend for you. Face yoga is a routine made up of exercises and massages (that you can do yourself or book a professional) that stimulate blood flow and circulation, the muscles and skin. By giving your face a massage, you can relax the face muscles, tighten the skin and reduce anxiety and stress, similar to the rapid tapping method. If you’re not too convinced by face yoga, we’d recommend trying a full yoga workout but just make sure you have the best yoga mat in your arsenal first.
6. Meditation & mantras
Meditation has been a wellness trend for many years. It’s relatively easy to do by taking time out of your day to look inward and become centred while blocking out the outside world for a bit. Combining meditating with mantras is a great way to kick start your day and get more in touch with yourself by calming your thoughts and helping you focus on a positive mindset.
7. Sober curiosity
More people are considering going sober, whether it’s for dry January or the whole year. The ‘sober curious’ movement is gaining momentum as a new wellness trend as people start to reevaluate their relationship with alcohol and how it affects their mood and health. Whether you try a sober month or start swapping out the odd beverage with a mocktail, this trend is designed to help those who aren’t enjoying drinking anymore or those who want to have a deeper look at their drinking habits. If this sounds interesting to you, check out these 3 non-alcoholic drinks for good taste and a clear head.