Save the World: One change at a time

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Lately it seems the news is full of doom and gloom. We are apparently heading towards to a catastrophic ending. And for many of us millennials it leaves us with the feeling of hopelessness after all what difference is your lifestyle changes going to do when massive corporations are the one doing the majority of the polluting.

But if everyone makes just one thing in their life that is 7.7 billion changes.

We have already spoken about some other lifestyle changes we can do that can help. Recycling, thrifting and going plastic free. But I feel like we need to dive more into the world of being a superhero. So from now on we are going to make this into a continueing series on how you can change. And I will going through the changes too and will be documenting as I go along.

Now change habits is tough. Letting go of the past, as what you perceive to be normal is tough. Change is coming to the world though. It has been happening slowly and it was easier for people to adapt. Now however change is coming faster than before and is thrust upon us. People are resisting the change and we are seeing a divide happening between society.

As well as your habits you need to change your mindset. If you don’t believe you can do something then you won’t be able to do it. First thing first- think positively! If you believe you can then you will be too. Share some of that positivity too. Everyday on the news we are bombarded by the evils of the world. The four horsemen of the Apocalypse as it were and it leads you down a misery trail. As a trained journalist I found myself going down a spiral of despair. After all I surrounded myself with it. So in order to protect my own happiness and my sanity I unfollowed all news agencies and chose only to look at and share positive news/ viral posts. Negative things will always find its way into my life but nowadays I have enough happy news to combat it.

Meditation is considered to be one of the best ways to improve your wellbeing. According to scientific research meditation is meant to help reduce stress, control anxiety, lengthen attention span, reduce age-related memory loss and much more. Now I am by no means an expert on meditation. My own attempts at meditation are few inbetween and often filled with squirming and annoying thoughts. But it is one of the things that I seriously want to work on becasue the days I do manage to do some calming exercises are the days I feel the best.

Be kinder to people even if the sentiment isn’t returned. We never know the struggles other people are going through and sometimes other people just suck but there is the whole idea of kill ’em with kindness. Be a shining beacon of kindness in the world and you have already taken a huge step in saving the world.

Be genuinely you! This is something I am slowly learning. Maybe it is age or maybe it is bone-deep weariness of trying to please everyone but I am trying to hinder who I really am. So I am trying to be unapologetically me. It makes me happy and in turn seems to make others laugh or at very least smile.

Next week I am going to dive into the world of homegrown food and how it can help save you money.

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