Eeek! January is flying by! Not sure how time goes so quickly. It's dull how often I say it. I am so excited for this year. I am implementing a "slow living" movement for myself. I want to spend more time cooking, gardening, exploring, and less time running around like crazy. I am also really interested in taking thoughtful consumerism to heart. I'd like to pay closer attention to what I buy and what that means since I really do believe we vote with our purchases.
I recently listened to this TED talk by Jane Goodall. At the end of the talk, she says we can change the world overnight if we just change our spending habits. I can't get that thought out of my mind! I am interested in supporting handmade, ethically made, fair trade products that don't harm our earth, from what I buy, to what I promote online, but sometimes it feels really overwhelming. I'd love to hear your tips about how you thoughtfully consume.
Have a restful weekend, my friends!
Photo by me from a trip to a lovely peach orchard!
yes and yes! i’m trying to live a little more slowly, as well, AND i love the idea of thoughtful consumerism. i’ve been much more aware lately of supporting small businesses and local artists. and in the past couple of years, i’ve slowly phased out any cosmetics and beauty products that are tested on animals or are non-eco-friendly. small steps, but satisfying ones! 🙂 have a lovely weekend, chelsea!
i would love to start ‘living slowly’ but just don’t know where to start – i mean, which little step do you take first?!
looking forward to reading about how you start doing this in your life and hopefully applying it to mine!
Thank you so much for your thoughts. Will keep you posted and appreciate your comments! xo