I have been researching quite a few businesses, blogs, seeing what is best for me. How can I invest my time and best impact my community. Honestly, it can be intimidating to see all of these blogs on consciousness and think… do I even qualify!?
Luckily, many of you may know Seth Godin, author, thinker, and daily blogger. I read and aspire to be like him in many ways… His theory is that everyone should be blogging…
"Other than writing a daily blog (a practice that's free, and priceless), reading more blogs is one of the best ways to become smarter, more effective and more engaged in what's going on. The last great online bargain."
There is something about publicly stating your goals and milestones, that keeps you accountable.. and grows your integrity.
"Your podcast will reach more people than your book will. A blog post will reach more people than a podcast. Everyone should write a blog, every day, even if no one reads it. There’s countless reasons why it’s a good idea and I can’t think of one reason it’s a bad idea. If you know you have to write a blog post tomorrow, something in writing, something that will be around 6 months from now, about something in the world, you will start looking for something in the world to to write about. You will seek to notice something interesting and to say something creative about it. Well, isn’t that all we’re looking for? The best practice of generously sharing what you notice about the world is exactly the antidote for your fear."
Well in my case, I will not pretend to know or be an expert… This is just my experience.
I am using ritually as a medium to share my experience with a daily practice, and also becoming more environmentally friendly.
I am blogging everyday, some may be longer entries than others so we will see!
What can you do right now in your community?
Being an example in my work place:
Bring your lunch from home. Package it in your reusable containers.
How are you commuting to work? Bike? Bus? Car?
Being an example at home, with family":
How are you setting the table?
Paper napkins or cloth?
Do you wash the dishes on your own or is the dishwasher more water conserving?
How are you ventilating the air? Heating? Central air conditioning?
What are the products that you use for cleaning?
SIDE NOTE (29.07.19): I just found a cool article on WikiHow with 3 ways to conserve energy at home, let me know what you think:
Create a "bright room" in your household. When the sun goes down, turn on the lights in just one central room in your house, and encourage everyone to spend the evening hours there instead of scattering around the house and lighting up every room. Lighting just one room will save a lot of energy and money over time.
Embrace natural light. During the day, think of the sun as your primary light source, and rearrange your home or workplace to take advantage of its rays. Open the shades or blinds and let the light pour in instead of automatically flipping on the overhead switch.
Set up your main daytime activity area in the brightest room that gets the best sunlight. Drawing, reading, using the computer, and other activities that require good lighting can take place in this room without the need for electric lights.
Replace electric lights with candles. You don't have to completely stop using electric lights, but using candles instead a few nights per week is a great way to save energy, money and provide inspiration for reevaluating your approach to energy. In addition to these practical reasons for turning out the lights, breaking out the candles provides an instant atmosphere of either romance or spooky fun, depending upon who else is around to enjoy it.
Start by choosing just one night a week to use candles instead of electric lights. Stock up on sturdy, slow-burning candles that will cast a fair amount of light for several hours. On "candle night," try to do activities that don't require electricity, such as telling stories or reading by candlelight. Be sure to store your candles and matches in a safe place when they are not in use.
Being an example with friends
When you are having lunch and there’s leftovers, do you have your own container?
When you meet for coffees, are you using single use cups?
How are you meeting your friends? Are there times that you could take your bike or walk? Could you carpool to the concert?
I am currently looking at different wholesale options for water bottle manufacturers... I want to give away glass/stainless steel bottles...looking at best option for shipping, recycled material, cost, and aesthetic. If you know any in your area please send me a direct message on instagram or an email! I want to end the use of single use plastics in our community… this will take us a step forward with better planning and also help reuse the plastics we have used.