Happy New Year!
It is a new year, a fresh start, a chance to reset or set new priorities. But it can also be a time of great pressure to remake yourself or make things be different, be better in some way.
But honestly, the last few years have worn me out, and while there are lots of things I want to add to my list to make some big changes, this year I am trying some "good enough" resolutions. Not lazy ones, like flossing more (which I really need to do!) but goals that make sense, can be accomplished, and yet can make an impact in our lives. This is particularly important when setting green resolutions, putting the earth and the community ahead of ourselves through a personal commitment to simple things.
Here are my personal green goals for 2022
Create less food waste ( this means planning more, cooking more, and learning how to remake leftovers)
Remember my Reusable Bag! ( I have so many and yet there are still times I forget one)
Practice my breathing exercises (it is the cheapest and greenest way to destress and nourish ourselves and yet it is the hardest to remember to do!)
Hopefully, for many, trying to be more "green" will be on their list this year. There are a couple of ways to do this, without driving yourself crazy. Plan to make one change or choose one area of your home or life to make it more sustainable.
Make One Change
Choosing one small change that you can do easily until it becomes a habit, is a great way to start. Such as;
Always bring a reusable bag
Use more reusable product bags
Switch one product to a low waste version
Refuse (bags, utensils, condiments)