Typical beginning of January
New year, new me. How many times have you said these words? This is usually how the typical beginning of January looks like. But how does it end? Well, mostly the same. Our motivation fades away with the last firework.
Maybe, instead of waiting until next January or a greater influx of motivation, it is worth taking care of it today?
New Year’s resolutions mainly focus on ourselves: I will lose weight, I will quit smoking, I will start exercising, start a new hobby, start saving money and many others.
In this article we would like to focus on the couple of last points.
What would you say about a lifestyle change that will not only have a positive impact on the thickness of your wallet, but also the welfare of our planet?
Okay, we know that sounds like a cliché. You’ve probably read thousands of similar articles, but in our case we spent the entire year 2020 testing various environmentally friendly solutions.
We will not overwhelm you here with random life hacks but only with proven solutions.
So let’s start :
- The use of water – however banal, it’s hard to remember. Namely, after washing vegetables and fruits, let’s use the same water to water the flowers;
- Bottled water – instead of buying another plastic bottle that we will throw away after some time, let’s buy a reusable bottle with a filter. Thanks to that we save a lot of money and we can refill it in any place with access to water;
- Cotton cloths instead of disposable paper towels – an interesting fact is that we can make such cloths from unused T-shirts;
Shopping bags – we must admit honestly, we don’t always take a shopping bag with us, but we found a banal use for plastic shopping bags. It won’t be a revelation of the year, but it’s true that they’re perfect garbage bags;
- Minimalism – this is the most difficult one for us. This ideology is about surrounding yourself with the most necessary things, but what does that mean? The answer is to create sets of clothes that will accompany us for years and give the rest to those in need. Also, you could try applying the same, universal cosmetic to the whole body and face, instead of using separate ones for each body part.
Our list is much longer, but these 5 points are a very good start.
Why so little? You’ve probably heard that it takes 21-30 days to form a habit.
This myth was created by plastic surgeon Maxwell Maltz and referred to patients with a lost limb.
The surgeon noticed that after about 21 days the patients got used to the loss of a limb (if you can get used to it). Hence, he drew conclusions in relation to other life changes.
However, this is just a myth. Shaping and adapting a new habit is quite laborious and takes at least 61 days.
If you are motivated enough and want to test how the above changes can improve your life as well as the environment around you, take up our challenge and let us know! We will be happy to share your findings in the next article.
So, who of you will take up the challenge?