focus on finding silence in your life
As digital noise and connectivity reaches an all-time high, the Global Wellness Institute predicts that we will see a sharper focus on silence, mindfulness and nature.
From new ‘silent spa’ models to silent zones at restaurants, gyms and even airports, time, space and silence are to become the most precious future luxuries, and that retreats like theirs will need to offer services that help people restore inner silence.
Answering the desire for silence, the Mandarin Oriental has already launched a brand-wide “digital wellness” initiative, in which guests are encouraged to forgo their phones and follow a wellness regime developed by the Mayo Clinic.
While future wellness-focused businesses will need to embrace technology, the report highlights the opportunities present for brands to become “one of the lone cultural (and therefore sacred) spaces of silence, digital silence, unplugged human thought and nature.”