To say that 2020 was a challenging year would be an understatement, and there’s no doubt that we’re all relieved it’s finally over. It’s safe to say that many of us are eagerly anticipating to begin a fresh start this 2021. After all, the new year signals new hope for better days and a chance to reset not just our calendars, but our lives too.
While most of us were accustomed to making a list of new year’s resolutions such as losing weight, or exercising more, and the likes, why not try something more meaningful this new year? It’s about time we transform these resolutions and focus on ways that will lead to greater happiness and deeper fulfilment.
Here are six life-changing ways we can commit to every day to inspire a fresh mindset for 2021.
Be More Present and Mindful
We live in the age of distraction. Our minds are constantly too busy overthinking about the past or the future, or both. And yet one of life’s piercing enigmas is that our brightest future depends on our capacity to be mindful of the present.
One sure-fire way to be more present is by spending time in nature. In a bustling city like Singapore, it might be difficult to find green spaces to free your mind and body. But what if we tell you that you can discover a rainforest-like garden nestled in the city centre—and it’s publicly accessible, too? The Green Heart at Marina One offers that and more.
You can either wander aimlessly through our lush oasis filled with over 400 species of flora.
Or you can spend quality time with your dearest ones (pets included) with the spectacular waterfalls as your background.
Whatever you fancy, the Green Heart offers tranquil spaces for you to be more present and mindful.
Prioritise Holistic Health
The pandemic has reminded us of one vital lesson that we so often neglect: health is wealth. And we’re not just talking about taking care of our physical body, but also our total wellbeing.
Why not start by nourishing your body with healthy options? You can find fresh and high-quality produce at Cold Storage (#B2-15/16).
And while you’re at it, you can take the first step to achieve your fitness goals at Virgin Active Singapore (#02-01). With their state-of-the-art equipment and facilities plus unmatched exercise experiences, you’ll find yourself loving these workout sessions more than before.
Pursue healthy choices for your body, mind, and soul, and prepare to see improvements from within.
Develop Sustainable Choices for the Environment
Without a doubt, 2020 has been rough not only to us but also for Mother Earth. Over the past years, the environment continues to suffer from our poor choices and practices. It’s high time we start to make a positive contribution to our planet in our own simple ways.
Begin your day sustainably at Milligram (#01-11), an eco-friendly space for coffee and food enthusiasts that offers healthier and organic choices.
After enjoying your cup of coffee, drop by The Social Space (#01-03), a multi-concept store, featuring a curated selection of socially conscious goods and services all under one roof.
For guilt-free shopping, head on down to The Fashion Pulpit (#01-04), where eco-conscious fashion options are offered without hurting the planet and your wallet.
Build Stronger Connections
It’s been said that the success of our personal relationships is closely linked to our happiness and fulfilment. What better way to bond with our loved ones than by sharing a few laughs, exciting stories, and sweet moments, while unwinding at Marina One’s extensive dining options?
After a hard day’s work, loosen up with your friends and colleagues in style at The Spot (#01-26/27), a trendy social hub with a restaurant, bar, and cigar lounge.
For family reunions, how about treating them to the best wagyu beef bowl in Singapore at Waa Cow! (#01-09)? Their award-winning flavour is sure to bring pleasant family moments and is an obvious conversation starter, too.
Make Time and Space for Self-Care
With all the demands of our daily life, it can be difficult to find time and space for ourselves. Oftentimes, we’re overwhelmed with the pressures and expectations of today’s fast-paced world that we forget to take care of our own wellbeing.
There’s an abundance of ways to soothe yourself, and we believe it starts with a relaxing mani-pedi session at Nail Bliss (#B2-70). Go ahead, indulge in that well-deserved me-time.
Another fool proof way to rejuvenate and destress is by treating yourself to a hair pampering session. If you fancy Korean-style hairstyles, make a beeline for Myeongdong Hair Studio (#B2-54) and prepare to reveal the best you.
But if you prefer to have a makeover in a lush environment with a garden landscape, then go ahead and let your hair down at Hairpage Commonground (#01-02).
After treating your body to some pampering, you can also relax and enrich your mind at Marina One’s newest Reading Corner (#B2-59) in partnership with the National Reading Movement Singapore.
Lose yourself in a selection of over 100 e-books in genres such as Entrepreneurship, Fiction, Self-help (Happiness, Stress Management), Retirement, Personal Development, Journey, Food, Singlit and Self-enrichment.
Choose Gratitude Everyday
You know what they say—a life filled with gratitude is a life well lived. Time and again, we fixate too much on things we don’t have, and take for granted the blessings that are freely given to us every day. Having a grateful heart gives us the power to reshape our lives and focus on the things that matter the most.
Going into 2021 with a renewed sense of gratitude will not only transform our mindset, it will also allow us to perceive life with fresh eyes and open hearts—ready to appreciate its simple joys and blessings.
With grateful hearts, the team at Marina One wishes everyone a blossoming and joyful new year ahead!