Do you have a desire to make changes towards more natural and eco-friendly living?
What’s stopping you?
- Do you not know where to start?
- Are you thinking it will be inconvenient?
- Do you think living ‘green’ is expensive?
- Are you afraid that people will think you’ve gone crazy?
When it comes to making changes, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and then give up before you even start.
When I started my journey towards living ‘green’ several years ago, I was a little overwhelmed with all the changes that I needed to make. But, I started with just one thing. We started recycling, then we started using cloth napkins and soon after that replaced paper towels with cloth cleaning rags. The changes seemed to snowball and now we’re quite ‘green’ – we cloth diaper, don’t own a microwave, make homemade laundry detergent and I even use reusable menstrual products (like the DivaCup and GladRags.)
The key to making life changes is taking a baby step approach. It’s worked in areas like finances, changing eating habits and living more naturally.
If you do have a desire to change, Green Your Life by Emily McClements of Live Renewed is a resource that will encourage you along your journey and help you make small changes towards a greater lifestyle change.
This eBook is written in a very encouraging tone and the suggestions are easy and most are very inexpensive to implement. In fact, you may find that changing your habits towards more natural products and living greener may actually end up saving you money!
The book covers:
- Green and Natural Cleaning
- Natural Personal Care Products
- Eco-Friendly Baby and Child Care
- Green Around the Home
- In the Marketplace – Better Buying Choices
Here are some of my favorite green changes that Emily suggests:
- Replace your commerical dishwasher rinse aid with undiluted vinegar.
- Adopt a less is more mindset.
- Replace disposables with reusables. (Reusable snack bags are a great substitute to ziplock baggies.)
- Buy the best quality you can afford. (Typically higher quality items last longer which helps prevent waste!)
Begin with baby steps and slowly green your life.
The next step, start reading the book and choose just one thing to change.
This post is part of a Blog Hop to celebrate the release of Green Your Life. Check out what other bloggers are saying about the great new book:
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Disclaimer: I was provided a digital copy of Green Your Life. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. This post contains affiliate links