There has been a significant shift in the manner in which society considers and thinks about work. A rise in the need for rest, recuperation and the importance of wellness and health, both in work and beyond, have become more important for a larger number of people than ever before. This article looks at 3 trending ways to spend your time that will drive your own self-improvement and also be a source of great fun.

What Is Self-Improvement?

Self-improvement will be different for us all and yet at its heart is the idea of being able to produce an improved version of yourself, that makes you a happier, healthier being. For many, it may be as simple as just keeping calm and relaxing in stressful times, whilst for others a sport or a hobby will do the trick, and yet others will need to work themselves up the career ladder.

The 3 pastimes discussed herein are those that have found favor with many.

1.   Meditation and wellness

There is no better way to spend your free time than in the process of working towards your improved wellness or meditating to improve calmness. It provides the best return for your investment, in that any time spent improving your thought processes and growing to enjoy one’s own company and personality, the better you will be at expressing and communicating this understanding of self with others. Working towards your personal wellness and having a proactive approach to mental health in relation to health and wellness is a massive trend and growing all the time.

2.   Reading and knowledge accumulation

We are definitely in an information age, and the availability of information and data on any subject matter imaginable is now a reality in the cloud and on the internet. The trend has been to attend online and virtual roundtables on issues and topics that will add to your professional skills and build your profile; key subjects such as project management roundtables are a growing trend at the moment, where you are able to garner as much insider insights, tips and skills from attending and merely listening to the authorities in the field as they discuss specific subject matter, processes and ideas.

3.   Building strong relationships

The preceding 24 months and a global pandemic that has affected how often and in what manner you are able to meet and see loved ones, friends and family has left a lasting legacy in the fact that people now understand the need for solid and sustainable relationships around them, online and at work. It’s not as easy as it sounds, finding the balance between total honesty and being gentle and kind can be tricky and taxing, but relationship building has become one of the trending pastimes of note, and one that will go a long way to making you a better person.

These are some of the simplest ways that you can spend your time, but will also all play a significant role in your own wellness, health and happiness. They’re all worth your time.

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