Mindful Monday

We all have our habits, some we are aware of and some we don’t even realize we’re doing. It’s easy to just take a back seat and go through the motions. So let’s take back control and make our lives and planet happier.


Let’s bring more awareness to our daily habits. Pay attention to what you do, why you’re doing it and how you might be impacting yourself, the environment or those around you.

As you go about your day maybe you realize you take long showers or that you leave the faucet running when you’re brushing your teeth. During your daily coffee run you notice all of the disposable cups that are being used once and discarded. On the other hand, you could already be making good choices without even thinking about it, like putting bottles in the recycle bin.

Take note of all of those things. If you’re already making good choices for the environment, notice how easy or difficult it is. Think about what else you can do. We can all make adjustments, big or small, to reduce our footprint. For the areas where you could be less wasteful, you don’t need to make abrupt changes. Just create a mental inventory first, then choose 1 or 2 things that you would like to work on and go from there.

It’s not easy to change habits, but by being more mindful you are already taking a step in the right direction.

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