When a new year rolls around, we make our resolutions and do our best to start the year off on the right foot.
Some of us focus on our diet and exercise in an effort to get fit, while others attempt to make moves in their career.
But according to American Express' Amex Trendex report, which was released earlier this week, Australian's aren't too concerned about girl bossing their way through 2024. The report aims to narrow down the goals and priorities of the year ahead, and judging by the results, work life balance is going to be a big focus for 2024.
Goal: Better work/life balance
Post pandemic we're all looking for ways to find flexible working conditions, better work-life balance and adequate pay. However, 61 per cent of the employed survey respondents said they would rather have better work-life balance than higher pay, citing flexible hours, the ability to work from anywhere, more time off or vacations days as contributing factors.
Half of those who were surveyed and employed said they are most likely to take a ‘workcation’ (53%) followed by ’bleisure travel’ (48%) in 2024, and if given the opportunity to work from anywhere, a quarter of them would prefer to work from a domestic (27%) or international (26%) destination.
Goal: Improved wellbeing
As might be expected, physical wellness and personal finance are the top focus areas for 2024 New Year’s resolutions. But evidently our toxic relationship with hustle culture is faltering, because finance goals were far less important to those surveyed than wellness resolutions.
Eating healthier, participating in more outdoor activities, and trying a new health regimen collectively trumped our desire to become financially independent and empowered, and saving for a vacation.
We're also more interested in spa treatments and health regimens as part of our physical wellness resolutions than ever before, with survey results showing a genuine intrigue in infrared sauna, CBD, cryotherapy, gua sha facials and sound baths.
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.