According to the Global Wellness Institute, the global wellness industry is at $4.7 trillion with the U.S. alone having a market size of 52.5 billion. In the age of the internet, LLC Twitter, and glamorized entrepreneurship, all seems to be well when scrolling through a typical Instagram feed. However, the culture that puts pressure on a person to be well can also create tremendous anxiety and even depression if the tools of wellness don’t fit into a hectic lifestyle. After all, many people during the era of the global pandemic are struggling to stay above water financially facing issues such as job loss, eviction, and illness. When exactly does self-care come in when the self is compromised and disillusioned due to the everyday demands of life?
Like Sway, I don’t have all of the answers, but I do have suggestions on what can be done to incorporate health and wellness into your life. As an entrepreneur primarily working in the music industry as a strategist and writer, I understand what it means to make a way out of no way of peace. Below I break down 3 top ways:
Listening to Music
Having a Skincare Routine
Meet Our Guest Blogger
Ashley Lyle Williams
Ashley is an entrepreneur, writer, and founder of Lyfe of Lyle, a music entertainment media and services company that focuses on the advancement and advocacy of young business and creative professionals in entertainment and media.
She has worked and/or written for the likes of Airbnb, Universal Music, Sony Music, Variety, The Recording Academy, Forbes.com, Music Business Worldwide, Music Ally, and Hip Hop DX, among others.
Previously, Ashley worked at The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group where she supported the Publisher as well as managed endemic media partnerships and wrote for Billboard across its print and online platforms. After writing more than 200 articles, Ashley left Billboard in February 2019 to freelance for publications such as Variety, Forbes, HipHopDX, and XoNecole.
Ashley is a graduate of Stanford University and currently living in Los Angeles, CA.