The vacations are right here, which suggests my pleasure for the festivities is on the rise—together with my stress about getting all the pieces completed. Why does this occur? It’s speculated to be a season of pleasure, when countless buffets of vacation fare fulfill our appetites, cheerful gatherings replenish our calendars, and family and friends journey lengthy distances to spend valuable moments collectively. As a substitute, all that vacation cheer runs the chance of being sabotaged by temptation, toxicity and stressors.
It doesn’t should be that method. For me, the vacations mark my re-commitment to my wellness journey, as a result of with out insightful preparation my targets fall to the wayside. Simply ask the sugar cookies, the eggnog cheesecake bars or the snooze button on my alarm clock.
As communication professionals, we perceive the nuances in addition to the wealthy alternative the vacation season gives each customers and types:
On the buyer aspect, vacation advertising campaigns inundate us on the net, electronic mail, social media and tv by attractive us in the identical method: “What should we’ve, the place can we get it and the way quickly?” Amidst this deluge, how can the common client probably combine wellness into their vacation season with out shedding their thoughts?
From a model perspective, how can we be aware when advertising services to wellness customers? In a key promoting season that depends on mass consumption, how can manufacturers be genuine and significant? Gimmicky ploys like “utilizing properly to promote” do little for model loyalty and long-term engagement—it’s a slippery slope if you happen to’re not ready.
This yr, as I put on each my client and model marketer hats, I’m particularly grateful for Ketchum’s new Wellness Council—a bunch of premiere influential leaders within the wellness group. Collectively, they’ve teamed as much as provide 4 vacation wellness-inspired blogs (see hyperlinks beneath), sharing their insights to assist customers have a thriving wellness vacation and to assist manufacturers break by the muddle and join with their audiences.
This yr, my private wellness is on the prime of my want record. The Wellness Council has taught me that self-care shouldn’t be egocentric and can make me a extra spirited particular person this season. I’m additionally letting go of perfection this yr, which already makes me extra joyful going into the vacations. For manufacturers and customers alike, a majority of these suggestions and recommendations—specializing in what we’ve the ability to regulate—may also help us all keep our wellness journeys and hold our constructive attitudes from crumbling on the first sight of ugly sweater events and champagne toasts.
I welcome you to hitch me in following our Wellness Council’s recommendation, so that every one our celebrations, interactions, or enterprise dealings might be as pleasant as potential this vacation season. That’s a present to your self that you simply shouldn’t refuse.
Wishing you all a really completely happy and wellness-filled vacation season!
Take a look at these vacation posts from our Wellness Council members:
Seeking to get a deal with on wellness developments for 2020? Signal as much as register for our upcoming Wellness Council webinar.