New year’s resolutions are no fun when they involve giving things up, but when it’s a case of embracing new, wellbeing-boosting rituals on top of the stuff you already love? Then we’re all for it. Here, we’ve rounded up seven wellness trends set to make a big impact on 2020.
Embrace bedtime stories
We all know that our reliance on screens is doing us no favours when it comes to falling asleep, with countless books and apps devoted to improving our “sleep hygiene” or reducing the impact of blue light. But what if the best way to ensure some shut-eye were to revert to the childhood practice of bedtime stories? A host of apps and podcasts make it simple to get your story fix (should your partner not be up for reading to you), from Calm’s Blue Gold, read by Stephen Fry, to Sleep With Me, in which host Drew Ackerman chats away in a soothing fashion that makes staying awake really quite tricky. Get into the mood with a restorative pre-bed bath using the new De Mamiel Altitude Bath Soak, which has been created as an antidote to the hectic nature of modern life.