Is your gut instinct telling you that something is off in your life? Are you feeling the weight of the world but don’t know how to shake it off?
Listen to your intuition.
The nagging feeling in your gut is just the beginning. Everything from physical inflammation to mood problems is a sign that it’s time to change.
Your next challenge is to make a plan of action.
Studies show that adopting a more sustainable life can lead to a happier, healthier life. Sustainability is more than just protecting the planet; it encourages lifestyle changes that make a difference.
Start now with this quick guide to living a more sustainable life!
1. Go On a Decluttering Spree
Switching to a sustainable life requires a series of changes, but you need to take that first step. Kick-start your new life with an inspiring decluttering spree!
A sustainable life is a minimalist life. The goal is to consume less and conserve more. Decluttering is the first phase.
2. Clean the Right Way
First, clean as your home as normally would. Toss out garbage, junk mail, broken items, and other unwanted items along the way.
Now, go a step further. Create separate containers for regular trash, recyclables, and things you could donate.
Start getting rid of unwanted items, instead of just hiding them.
3. Get Rid of Clothes You Don’t Need
Go through your closet, attic, and basement and collect any clothes you don’t need.
Box them up and sell them to local thrift stores or donate them to nonprofits in need. Hand down clothes to your little nieces, nephews, and cousins.
You could even repurpose your clothes into new outfits!
4. Limit Decorative Items
Who doesn’t love an enchanting snowglobe?
The desire for useless knick-knacks is real. Plus, they hold sentimental value. But it may be time to cut back.
Reduce the number of decorative art and knick-knacks in your home. Hang just a few select pieces of art on the wall — limit tables to just a couple of items each.
5. Get a Storage Unit For Your Sustainable Life
Pack up more substantial items, like sofas, heirloom furniture, and bookshelves, and put them in a storage unit. Store anything that you may want to use — or swap out — later on.
Learn creative storage techniques to maximize space in your storage unit. This way, you won’t have to upgrade to a larger space.
6. Reconnect with Nature
Are you feeling disconnected from life? Reconnect with mother nature! This change is central to leading a sustainable life.
Fresh air is proven to improve physical health, mood, and even career productivity. Start enjoying the benefits of fresh air by opening your windows and including plants in your home.
Give your backyard a makeover so that you can enjoy it again. Start going on nature walks with friends and family. Every baby step helps.
7. Conserve Energy at Home
Think twice about running that air conditioner or cranking up the heater. Energy conservation is essential for sustainability.
Take advantage of natural sources as much as you can. Let natural sunlight flood in on sunny days. This tip will keep your home warm on summer nights.
Use heavy thermal curtains during winter to trap in heat on those rare sunny days. Install a programmable HVAC system that lets you control your heat and cooling.
Live Happily and Sustainably!
Happiness starts with sustainability. Follow these tips to begin downsizing and conserving what matters.
Adopting a sustainable life is just one way to do your part. Continue on your sustainable journey with the latest tips and trends for green living!