Hey there, friends. Sustainable living has it’s ups and downs, but I’d have to say it is mostly ups for me. Of course that nagging voice in the back of my head likes to tell me I’ll never be good enough and what the heck am I even doing writing a blog about this stuff…. but hey. It’s all about the journey, and the journey is actually pretty frickin swell most of the time. So to keep it cheery, I wanted to share the 3 best things about living sustainably that I personally enjoy on the reg.
1. Own what you love, not what everyone else loves.
Because I make an effort to buy things that last and things that are made well, I spend more time considering whether or not I really want to spend my money and time on that item. Trends come and go, and I only participate if I’m really into it, not just if everyone else is doing it.
2. Save money.
Yes, this lifestyle can seem more expensive in the short term. Because it kind-of is. But in the long term, I think it’s probably saved me money. If you were already a frugal shopper or didn’t buy a lot to begin with, this might not be the case for you. But for me, having to stop and think about everything I buy has made me seriously curb my shopping habits so that I buy way less stuff. The stuff I do buy tends to be much better quality and lasts me a long time.
3. Feel good about yourself.
I’m not above admitting that working toward a sustainable life gives me a certain amount of satisfaction and warm fuzzies in my soul. It’s nice to know that what you spend your free time thinking about and doing is beneficial to yourself, the planet, animals or other humans. I mean, don’t go getting a saviour complex, but yeah. You can pat yourself on the back once in a while. You’re being a decent human, after all!
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