What a year it has been! I don’t think anyone could have predicted the way this year has unfolded. A global pandemic, working from home en masse, social distancing, isolation and lockdowns. At INDEX, we believe wellness matters and that has been true this year more than ever. Focusing on wellness has been a guiding light that helped us through 2020. As we reach the end of the year, it’s nice to be able to shift the focus back to enjoying the outdoors and socialising. Let’s take a look back on our wellness journey this year!
A month after we espoused the benefits of combining exercising with socialising, we were providing tips on how to make the most of staying at home during lockdown! In fact, our article How to Get Through Your Self-isolation Period Like a Boss – which we published in March – was one of the most popular articles for the year. In March, we also attempted to navigate being social while being physically distant. We also tried to make the most of the unexpected changes – whether it was being more productive and learning something new or appreciating more time at home with our furry friends. By June, it appeared more than a few of us had increased our caffeine hit while working from home, judging by the response to our article Coffee – How Much is Too Much!
We started to understand COVID-19 was not going to go away quickly and the impact it was having on our community. That’s why it was great to see the fantastic response from our readers as we shared different ways in which we could support local businesses. Other themes for the year included how to build resilience and harness the power of positive messages. However, the biggest and most popular theme for 2020 was sleep! All three articles we wrote ranked in our top ten most popular blogs.
Fast forward to November, we were celebrating the first swim of summer with recommendations of our favourite outdoor pools, aquatic centres and swimming holes. We also compiled a list of outdoor games to make the most of post-lockdown life. With Christmas just around the corner we are excited we can now travel across Australia! If you are thinking about getting away, check out our list of summer getaway ideas. Or if you need to pick up some last-minute gifts, take a look at our hassle-free shopping guide.
We’ve enjoyed sharing all these wellness topics with you. Thank you for your support and readership this year! Have a happy and safe festive season, we’ll see you in the New Year. If wellness matters to you, subscribe to ensure you don’t miss out on out in 2021. You’ll receive wellness tips, easy, delicious healthy recipes and lots more delivered straight to your inbox.
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