After a turbulent year, Netflix is helping subscribers to breath, unwind, and reset for 2021 with an original series dubbed ‘Headspace: Guide to Meditation.’
When it comes to evoking a sense of FOMO, 2020 has been the ultimate adversary chiefly because, thanks to the pandemic, everyone has been missing out all year round.
Confined to our homes, now in a third lockdown (in the UK), both work and play have been crammed into the space between our four walls. Family stresses and economic stresses are compounded by the fact social distancing regulations have forced us all on Zoom to maintain any semblance of a social life, and speaking from experience, it can feel as though there’s no place to genuinely unwind other than local parks.
Not a great solution during a rainy December.
On a serious note, mental health disorders like anxiety and depression have tripled in the height of lockdown, while feelings of loneliness are also at record levels approaching Christmas time. People are turning to emotional support centres and charities in increasing frequency, and just like hospitals in autumn, they’re being overwhelmed by the number of those seeking help.
It’s for this reason that meditation apps are absolutely booming of late. Again turning to technology to provide a guise for normality, people are adopting everyday programs like Calm and Headspace to try and quell feelings of uneasiness and stress, and to alleviate problems with insomnia and overthinking.
Essentially, once 2020 is over and done with, we all want to have the tools to wash our hands of it for good.