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Will 2021 be the year of the great reset?

While the 2008 financial crisis delivered similar lessons on the importance of wellbeing, life quickly returned to type soon after. Today, there are positive and active signs that we are reaching a new normal

By Joanna George  
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Governments across the world are realising that prioritising wellbeing helps them to deliver what people really want. Photo: Archie Binamira from Pexels

What were you doing when you realised that the quality of your wellbeing—your physical, mental, emotional and social state of being—is, and will always be, your most valuable possession? The Covid-19 crisis has drastically changed how we live and value our lives, as well as the ways in which we interact and engage with one another. It has made us understand that we cannot take anything or anyone for granted, especially our wellbeing.  

Over the past decade there has been a growing hunger for wellbeing, with rising interest in lifestyles that actively promote it: such as Japan’s “J-Wellness”…

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