In life, we take the easy way out. It’s effortless how unconsciously we choose it. We live in such a fast paced society and are fighting to stay ahead. Putting our needs before others and the common good has become our way of life. Survival of the fittest at its best. Being creatures of habit, change can be hard. If the past year has taught us anything it’s that we need to work together. When we each do our part, no matter how small, it makes all the difference. Changing the quality of our lives won’t happen overnight. The question is: are you taking the steps to help us get there?
There are many aspects to living a healthier life. It starts with you and what you can do for yourself. Having a lifestyle with balance is always a good place to start. Your mental health is just as, if not more, important than your physical health. Create an environment that is beneficial to both. Be mindful of what surrounds you and the impact it makes. Fill your home and body with things that are good for you. So often we buy things without knowing what is in them and the effects they can cause. Take the time to educate yourself on your options. Knowing more about what goes into products will help you to make smarter choices. Living a more sustainable lifestyle is something that not only benefits you, but the world around you. Doing what you can to reduce the carbon footprint is crucial. There are a lot of contributing factors to the depletion of our natural resources and simple adjustments we can make in our everyday lives to help.
Changes you can make at home include:
- Making your own cleaning products
- Reducing water usage
- Unplugging electronics and switching to renewable energy
- Reducing food waste and shopping local/organic
- When possible using your own shopping bags, containers, cup/bottle, and utensils
Making Conscious Choices
Making changes at home is only the start to living more sustainably. Think about all the things you buy and do. Become more aware of your choices and see how else you can make an impact. Instead of eating out, choose to stay in. When buying clothes, choose pieces that are seasonless instead of fast trends. In lieu of driving, walk or ride your bike. Support brands and companies that are certified clean, cruelty free, fair trade, etc. Things like this may seem insignificant, but in reality every little bit helps. Creating a life that is more sustainable isn’t hard to do. It has its challenges in the sense that it makes you think. It makes you reflect and see things for what they really are. By putting things into perspective it helps you to see the bigger picture. Everything is connected and a direct reaction of one another. One small ripple helps create a wave of change. These choices may seem inconvenient at times but their rewards speak for themselves. Choose to do better. Help make our world the place it is meant to be.