2021 has been a year that many expect will be a different one for many reasons. One of the biggest and hard to ignore is how it was preceded by the COVID-19 outbreak. Many people think that this year will be the year that it will finally dissipate.
Aside from that, this year will also be the first year under the ‘new normal’ created by the pandemic. There have been different ways of doing things because of the pandemic. For instance, snow plowing or clearing services have been diversified through remote appointments; the same can be said for working and studying, both of which have gone remote.
Lifestyle will also be going under a new and exciting transformation in 2021. Here, we take a look at the peculiar ways it can transform, especially as the year rolls on.
Food Might Undergo Complicated Changes
The simpler food is, the easier it is to enjoy. Some food is meant to be made simple because the focus should be on the flavor, not on presentation. But with more time on their hands, people might end up making more complicated food offerings.
With more time on their hands, people are looking for something special in all that they’re doing. This might include food, which could take on complicated forms with exquisite tastes.
While that may happen, there’s also room for food with familiar tastes. For instance, Dunkin’ Donuts elected to bring back their fall donut flavors for people who are hoping for something familiar. Familiarity for these people means going back to a time when they feel things are normal.
People Will Become Bakers
With a lot more time on their hands, people will also start to become bakers. There’s a movement that began to take form during the pandemic; these are people who have started to enjoy eating bread that they’ve baked themselves.
There have been different bread that these would-be bakers have created. Some have failed, while others succeeded at making banana bread or any other familiar staple. It does appear that the trend has cooled off or died down, but with the new normal coming soon, expect more people to continue their interest in baking.
At-Home Games Will Foster the Classics
Being stuck at home, people have tried to entertain themselves in a lot of ways. There are those who have started exercising again, while others tried their hands in different crafts. Then there are those who rediscovered the wonders of board games.
These were popular back in the day when more people stayed at home and had more time before the many handhelds were made available on the market. Some might play puzzles, while others may share in the delight of beating each other through classic board games.
Expect this to make a comeback as more people opt to stay at home. Even with the vaccines starting to come in, people might choose to look for ways they can entertain themselves without having to go out.
Mental Health Awareness at an All-Time High
Even before the outbreak of coronavirus, the world has been facing an unprecedented level of people suffering from mental health problems. Millennials and Gen Z people lead the way in those suffering from these problems.
That meant that the pandemic only spelled bad news when it came. Most people between the age of 18 and 24 felt the need to end their lives during the spring of last year, according to the U.S. CDC (Centers for Disease Control). Most of the cases were attributed to the isolation bought about by the pandemic.
The past year challenged our capacity to look after our mental health. That’s why caring for one’s mental health should be the priority of people right now.
Coffee Types are Coming Back
If you’ve had a cup of Dalgona coffee, then you’ll understand what is being talked about here. While there are people who were struggling with keeping themselves mentally healthy, others just decided to challenge things as they are, and create ways to get themselves out of depression.
One of the many ways is to try out different recipes such as creating Dalgona coffee. This drink is made using instant coffee, sugar, or water. Other artisans preferred using brewed coffee as a base, while they made sure they had all the good parts of the caramel-colored drink.
Whether it’s Dalgona coffee or caring for your mental health, you should focus on getting better. There are a lot of things happening way beyond your control and that’s just it — accepting that they are out of your control and doing something on those that you can do something about, should be your priority.