If you are trying to “Go Green” the best place to start is making simple changes to your habits and lifestyle. Many people try to make big changes and give up discouraged! So start small and experience success. When it comes to going green, there is no shortage of ways in which you can change [...]
If you are trying to “Go Green” the best place to start is making simple changes to your habits and lifestyle. Many people try to make big changes and give up discouraged! So start small and experience success.
When it comes to going green, there is no shortage of ways in which you can change your life to help the environment. In fact, there are so many ways that a lot of people are overwhelmed by thinking about what they should be doing.
Remember that you don’t have to do everything at once, and you can’t change everything about your life in one fell swoop. Changing your mindset will ultimately lead to better results in your habits and lifestyle. Here’s a quick guide to help.
Examine Your Life
Before you can come up with go green ideas, you’ll need to take an honest look at your life and what you regularly do. Think about the food you buy, how much you usually throw out, how often you travel, the methods you use to travel, and the energy you use around the home. Once you’ve listed everything you can think of, consider what could change in your lifestyle.
Remember, we all have different lifestyles and it isn’t realistic to expect us all to give up our cars, stop using electricity and stop buying things! If you live in New York City your transportation options are different than if you live in rural Iowa. What you can do is slowly learn about small changes you can make. Big lifestyle changes, like install solar power, will take time and planning, and cannot be achieved overnight.
Change Your Habits
Habits usually easier to change than lifestyle. They are usually things that you get used to doing and can change with some effort. For example, maybe you always put your computer on standby. It won’t mean effect your lifestyle if you start powering it down when you are finished, it will simply take a little getting used to.
It can take a while to learn which habits you have that could be realistically changed to be more green. But the more you read about going green, the easier habits will become to change. Before long these choices will be second nature.