I used to subscribe to a particular healthy living magazine, I was fairly new to yoga and wanted to learn inspiring tips and tools. Instead, I realized I felt worse, instead of inspired, reading each issue. Most likely it was unintentional, but the themes seemed to imply that this lifestyle was all or nothing. If you weren’t dedicating 100% of your energy and time to this practice, then you were no better off than doing nothing. Seriously? I was paying to read this?! So, I decided my subscription price was 100% better off in my wallet.
I wish I could live a completely organic lifestyle: bike to work, dry my sheets on a clothesline, visit fresh open markets daily, but I don’t. I do the best that I can, some days it’s more than others. Making eco-friendly choices isn’t a competition: I think we’re all better off encouraging small changes, than discouraging others for not doing enough.
Incorporating small swaps in your daily routine makes green changes a piece of cake.
These 3 effortless switches will make a big impact on your health (and the planet) without adding guilt that you’re not doing “enough.”
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