Sustainability can be seen in a broader perspective than the one focusing one saving the planet. I have myself experienced how scared I can get when I only focus on the sustainability of Planet Earth. I want to do everything I can as fast as possible which only leads to pain and disstress. In stead I have allowed for myself to look at sustainability in a broad sense including my own sustainability meaning my mental and physical health. By learning to take care of myself first through mindfulness I am slowly gaining more energy to be more for other people and to act more earth-friendly. Continue reading to get my experiences with implementing mindfulness and meditation into my life.
I found myself in a busy everyday life that made me dishy and nausea. As a family we were at a cross road to either slow down and simplify or speed up and buy more help, an extra car and cut more corners. But boy it felt wrong! If I didn't already feel fed up with our lifestyle - the thought of a life in which we were to speed up further and keep our eyes conveniently shut to how our busy and unconscious overconsumption influences the planet we live on surely made me sick.