Green Living as a Part of an Overall Life Health Plan

Posted on October 05, 2017 by Andrew

For anyone who has ever approached the idea of green living as a way of life, you will have noticed that it often comes as part of a package deal. There is a reason that you want to live in better balance with the world around you. There are circumstances in your life that push you toward making positive decisions that reflect positively on your natural environment.

So, your overall life health plan might be something like starting with your carbon footprint, adding fitness into the mix, finding a working philosophy, and balancing yourself out with nature. Green living can be a part of all of these steps, and you can’t live green without creating an umbrella to go around it.

Start With Your Carbon Footprint

To start living green as part of a holistic process, begin by figuring out what your carbon footprint is. There are many free ways that you can do this by searching online to look for a carbon footprint calculator. Then you put in some data into an equation and find out what your numbers are. Once you have that initial data, then you can start figuring out how to produce it.

Add Fitness In the Mix

A lot of environmentally unsound processes in the world around you come from poor health. So, as you begin to live in harmony with the environment around you, add fitness and nutrition into your lifestyle. Many people choose to start living more naturally after a life-changing event, such as an addiction.  You’ll find that many people who come out of rehab with a new lease on life want to appreciate that life in a more natural manner, which leads them to environmental living.

Find a Working Philosophy

You don’t want to just do physical things in tandem with the planet around you as well. You want to find a mental philosophy that helps you habituate the positive aspects of your new lifestyle. If you look into happiness-based philosophies, you’ll often find that they have environmental and sustainable living as part of their core tenets.

Balance Yourself With  Nature

In the end, going green is all about balancing yourself in nature. So you need to make sure that you don’t get so caught up in the details of how we were trying to fit into green society, then you get lost and end up doing things in a frustrating or antithetical manner. You can lose the forest for the trees as you are trying to live a more sustainable life, so it’s important to take a broad perspective on a regular basis to make sure that your priorities are straight concerning your end goal.

Tip of the Day

If It Doesn’t Smell, Don’t Wash It

According to Real Simple, if every American made an effort to launder less — cutting out just one load of laundry a week per household — we’d save enough water to fill seven million swimming pools each year.

So if it looks clean, and it smells clean, call it clean and wear it again. Consider hanging worn clothes out on your clothesline to freshen them up between wearings

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