Green Ways To Fight Against Unhealthy Habits

Posted on February 19, 2016 by Andrew

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Everyone has unhealthy habits. They might be minor ones, might be major ones, might be short-terms ones, or may be long-standing ones. But everyone has them. And typically, once people realize that these bad habits are affecting them negatively, they try to do something to change those habits around.

But, then the question comes into play – what methods are you putting into play to institute your desired changes, and, are there better, greener ways to do the same thing? Are there ways that involve more earth-friendly methods? To illustrate, consider the five following scenarios.

Fighting Off Social Behaviors

Certain social behaviors like over aggressiveness, or succumbing to sex addiction, or certain types of anxiety, all can be linked to habits, and all of them have typical, clinical recovery methods, usually involving various drugs or situational modeling. But a question you might ask yourself is – could there by a way to fight off these bad social habits without synthetic drugs, or with environments that are more suited toward nature? And the answer is absolutely yes. Your first considering for green recovery in this case might be as simple as going on a nature retreat!

Staying Away From Substance Abuse

Substance abuse can be a major problem, thinking specifically about drugs, tobacco and alcohol And there are tons of ways that you can use other drugs to wean yourself off the ones that you don’t want to keep around anymore. And that’s fine, but a natural way to approach the situation might be either going cold turkey (if it’s medically safe), or perhaps using some type of natural supplements.

Combatting Food Addictions

Food addictions can be terrible habits for some people, and you’ll note that these addictions are almost exclusively with food that’s bad for you – stuff with lots of sugar, fat, chemicals, and dyes. Your best way to fight against those kinds of unhealthy habits is to move yourself to a vegetarian or vegan diet. You may have to go in steps to prevent a digestive shock, but the results can be awesome.

Working Against Littering Habits

There are people who are compulsive litterers out there, but there are healthy, green habits that you can replace that with as well. Some people have found it effective to volunteer to pick up trash in their neighborhoods so they can see what damage littering does, and that helps adjust their mindsets.

Using Green Cleaners

And finally, many unhealthy habits are because of the way that people clean. They use harsh chemicals that are bad for the environment, bad for their household, bad for their kids, and even bad for their own health. Throw those nasty chemicals away ASAP, and choose natural cleaners to have a much safer environment for yourself.

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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