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Everybody talks about wanting to save the world, but much of the time this is mere armchair activism that gives people the feeling of superiority without actually doing anything. However, making an effort to contribute towards saving the world is something that will not just be beneficial for our planet, but also yourself.
There are many things that you are told to do when it comes to feeling better about yourself, but everybody is different, and it might take time to discover what works best for you. There are, however, some solutions that you can explore that will allow you to ease into making life better for you and the world around you.
We typically love to relax at home while watching the TV, reading a book, and generally being as lazy as we possibly can. While it might not seem that you can save the world through this necessarily, that isn’t as true as you may believe.
There are many things you can do within the home that can increase sustainability as well as improve your physical and mental health. Filling the house with plants and other greenery is an easy way to enhance air quality as well as the ambiance of your home. Furthermore, choosing to plant your own fruit, vegetables, and herbs allows you to discover something you might not have considered you had a passion for, and provide you with nice hobby all for yourself.
But it isn’t just food and air we need to focus on. Looking into energy efficient solutions both at home and at your office will help with reducing emissions during your home and work life. Switching your current light bulbs to something that relies on sustainable and renewable energy is an easy and quick solution at first before you start focusing on other areas.
These areas can include factors such as driving to work, which will, of course, cause exhaust fumes and air pollution. To combat this, consider taking the opportunity to work from home as often as you can to avoid the commute. Not only will this reduce your carbon footprint, but it will also give you the relief of not being in the office so often, which will reduce stress and the potential for burnout.
We all want to look good doing whatever we want and so embracing the growing trend of green fashion is something that you might want to consider. This can be anything from upcycling your old clothes and furniture to create something totally unique, to investing in products made by eco-friendly companies.
These companies are dedicated to developing clothing that will save the planet but also make you look good, too. Not only will you be helping the earth, but you will also experience a boost in self-esteem from the many compliments you receive. For work, you can find vintage clothes that will be suitable; alternatively, if you just want to relax consider purchasing slippers with a heel when at home.
SAVING IT ALL
Feeling like you need to do it all can have a disastrous effect on your physical and mental health. However, identifying the most problematic issues and working out what to prioritize can ease this stress. Before thinking about saving the world, you need to first focus on yourself, and if you get the chance to do some good in-between then go for it.