More than 60% of Americans say they are optimistic that the pandemic will end before 2022 and are preparing for a better future.
A study of 2,000 adults found that 58 percent of Americans also said that being home during confinements motivated them to focus on self-improvement.
60% of those surveyed have spent their time in quarantine improving their appearance, and 52% say it worked on their health, according to the survey commissioned by Wandering and made by OnePoll.
Others were motivated to develop their self-confidence (48%) and feel happier with themselves (46%).
The data also showed that many sought self-improvement more recently because they had been carried away during the confinement (46%). Some of the ways that people got carried away were by gaining weight (60%) or losing contact with family and friends (49%).
Despite these setbacks, 62% of people said they were optimistic that the pandemic will end before 2022.
“With 2020 allowing time for introspection, many will face the post-pandemic world with a new mindset and want to improve physically, mentally and emotionally,” said Fred Helou, CEO of Vagaro.
The positives of the pandemic were many
While these uncertain times can be difficult, they have also proven to be a catalyst for positive change. Recent surveys show that 52% have volunteered for the first time during the pandemic; 6 out of 10 have new appreciation of nature; two thirds believe they have become a better person; and 64% have undergone a transformationeco-friendly wake-up call‘, becoming more environmentally conscious during the COVID crisis.
WHAT THESE AMERICANS WANT TO IMPROVE IN:
Pay more attention to your personal appearance 60%
Have better physical health 58%
Taking better care of your skin 56%
Taking better care of your hair 53%
Taking care of their mental and emotional health 48%
WHAT MOTIVATES THEM TO TAKE BETTER CARE OF THEMSELVES:
To achieve better overall health 52%
To build confidence / self-esteem 48%
Better physical appearance 47%
Be happier 46%
To feel better about yourself 39%
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