Pinterest Users Seek To Improve Their Emotional Well-Being During Lockdown With Positivity, Yoga And Feng Shui
The fall of 2020 will not be a frenetic whirlwind of wardrobe renewal nor will it be a return to life in the fast lane. On the contrary, it appears that people are more interested in slowing things down so as to focus all of their energy on going inside physically and mentally in search of the best possible environment. This is reflected by a spike in Pinterest searches for "positivity" (+64%) in one year.
A Healthy Mind And A Healthy Body
Members of Generation Z, that is to say users of the service who are less than 25 years old, are particularly interested in mental balance and boosting their health, as evidenced by a five-fold increase in their searches for "mental health check." They also have a growing interest in healthy eating and meals that augment a sense of well-being. Generation Z searches for "ASMR food," which offers a pleasant sensory experience, have increased by 84%, while those to find out more about "mindful eating" are up by 44%.
Millennials are also showing more interest in well-being, but for this age group it is more a matter of well-being for children. As a result, there has been a 3.5-fold increase in their searches for "mental health activities for kids," while searches for "occupational therapy for kids" and "mindful parenting" have doubled. They also seem to be seeking practices dedicated to harmony for their kids with searches for "training routines for kids" and "animal inspired yoga poses for kids."
A Harmonious Interior
Having spent an average of three months of lockdown stuck at home, Pinterest users had plenty of time to notice flaws in their domestic environments, which they now want to transform into havens of well-being. This is particularly the case with members of generation Y, who performed five times more searches for "zen bedroom ideas," while also looking for "calming bedrooms" and "feng shui bedroom layouts." Let's note in passing that they are not planning on redoing their bedroom interiors to make them a calmer environment for remote working, but to optimize them for cocooning.
Pinterest calculated these trends by comparing normalized searches in July 2020 to July 2019 among the indicated audience; Gen Z refers to users aged 18–24, and millennials are users aged 25–44.