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WHAT I DO FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

 

 

  • DESTROY IT BY FLYING AROUND, USING A CAR FOR SHORT DISTANCES (THANKFULLY I DON’T OWN ONE NOW SO THIS HAS REDUCED), BUY TOO MUCH STUFF, ORDER ONLINE AND PRODUCE TOO MUCH WASTE, TAKE A BIT TOO LONG SHOWERS AND ENJOY A REASONABLE HEAT INSIDE THE HOME AND OVERALL USE TOO MUCH ELECTRICITY.

  • TRY TO SHOP LESS, AND PREFER TO BUY SECOND HAND OR GIVE A HOME TO SOMETHING SOMEONE ELSE IS THROWING AWAY

  • RECYCLE EVERYTHING I CAN –(Organic, plastic, paper, cardboards, glass, metal, clothes (stores like H&M collect even broken clothes). Sometimes you have to walk a while to find these recycling spots, but they do exist at least in Finland, at very reasonable distances. Perfect for evening walks!)

  • AVOID PLASTIC PACKAGES OR ANY KIND OF MATERIALS THAT AREN’T BIODEGRADABLE

  • AVOID BUYING ANYTHING THAT IS MADE OUT OF PLASTIC (So when I do need to go shopping for example for a lunch box, I try to find one that’s made out of glass/wood/metal, and replace things like plastic wrap with foil or better yet, reusable containers.

  • REUSE EVERYTHING I CAN  (This has always been the best tip when it comes to crafts, since crafts equipment are quite expensive and you can make beautiful birthday cards from the carboard and package – ribbons that you were about to throw away. The same goes for many other things like shoe boxes (perfect for storing), glass jars (beautiful for candles) and many other things.

  • USE AS LITTLE ELECTRICITY AS POSSIBLE – CLOSE THE FRIDGE DOOR EARLY, USE THE SAME HEAT OF THE STOVE FOR COOKING A FEW ITEMS, TURN OFF LIGHTS WHENEVER I CAN AND TRY TO KEEP ROOM TEMPERATURE AS LOW AS I CAN PERSONALLY HAVE

  • TRY TO AVOID EXTRA DRIVING BY USING PUBLIC TRANSPORT, A BIKE OR MY OWN FEET INSTEAD

  • AVOID EVER THROWING FOOD AWAY (This would be easy if I one day finally successfully remembered what I have in the fridge)

  • ONLY EAT VEGETARIAN FOOD AND AVOID ANY ANIMAL PRODUCTS – I really don’t want to shame anyone for their eating apart from myself, but I really hope everyone has at least an idea of how much greenhouse gass is produced for meat- and milk industries

  • READ/WATCH DOCUMENTARIES TO FIND NEW WAYS TO HELP. For example this week I learned that cotton should not be bought because it needs so much water while growing.

  • WRITE HERE IN THE HOPE THAT SOMEONE WOULD GIVE ME MORE WAYS I CAN HELP, EVERY TIP IS APPRECIATED! After all, they really are the little things and choices made by ordinary people that matter.

 

FOLLOW WITH BLOGLOVIN

HOW TO WAKE UP BETTER

Okay so this is ironic since I’m writing this (though I’m posting this afterwards, sundays seem to have become my blogging days) in the bus after having lied in my bed for about 40min before getting myself up. But here I am! I’m late, but at least I’m on my way eh.

So, there’s one thing some might know about me and some might not: I. Hate. Early. Mornings. I absolutely despise them. Mornings are my favourite time of the day, but the thing is that if I could choose mornings would never start before 8 am. And I’m seriously thinking about starting my own tiny country where the whole system wakes up a few hours later than the rest of the world. Maybe one day! But since that day is yet not here and I still do have to wake up in time to go to school (though soon I won’t! Since we’re starting ’studying vacation’ which is certainly not vacation but instead preparing for our matriculation exams, but at least I get to do my own schedules!) or work when others tell me to. But I’ve found my tiny ways to cope with it a tiny bit better. And I’m more than grateful for any other tips! They’re well needed!

MAKE YOUR BED

You feel efficient straight thing in the morning, and also, you can’t just roll back under the blankets. It also makes coming home a bit nicer when your room isn’t a total mess.

WASH YOUR FACE WITH COLD WATER

Well, this one’s a classic.

PUT ON SOME MASCARA

Not to call you ugly or anything, but it’s a researched fact that people look more beautiful when they’re not tired. So after an ill-slept night standing in front of the mirror before 7 am I just feel like going to bed to hide from my puffy eyes and pale skin. So by cheating myself so that I don’t look as tired, I also don’t feel just as tired. Cold water / moisturizing cream for your face helps with the paleness together with eyebrow pen especially if you’re as fair as I am. And then the mascara to make your eyes not look just as puffy – and voilá! Of course this isn’t really a thing if you put on a whole set of makeup every morning but if you’re like me and don’t even know how to do that kind of magic and anyway prefer to stay in bed a bit later, this tip’s for you, as in us.

 

DRINK / EAT SOMETHING WITH VITAMIN C

My all-time favourite way to start the day is by drinking a smoothie I made myself and if (honestly it’s not an if) I’m in a hurry, taking a glass of good orange juice. It feels like drinking a piece of sunlight! Or you could just eat an orange, but let’s just be honest and agree that drinking is a lot easier (and if you make the juice yourself from oranges and water it’s just as healthy).

LISTEN TO YOUR HAPPY SONG

Or you can borrow one of mine; ”She moves in her own way” from The Kooks works quite well!

DO SOME SPORTS

Okay, this doesn’t work for me. I’m definitely not enough of a morning person for this. But I know this definitely works for some!

 

WEAR SOMETHING ELSE THAN A HOODIE AND SWEATPANTS

I mean there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a hoodie and sweatpants, but I swear that instead of wearing something that makes you feel like you’re still in bed, take the mascara tip and cheat yourself by not looking so tired.

EAT A GOOD, PEACEFUL BREAKFAST

Again, a classic. But in a hurry there’s no time for this so then you (I) have to grab your vitamin C and other fruits & quark and eat them on the way. The main thing is not to skip breakfast!

 

DRINK A GOOD OLD GLASS OF WATER

No explanations needed, right?

TAKE A STEP OUTSIDE

Bring the trash out, go get your mail or what ever it is but breath fresh air for a bit.

OPEN YOUR WINDOW BLINDS TO SEE SOME LIGHT

Okay well I live almost in the area of polar nights so for half a year this definitely doesn’t work for me but if you’re a bit luckier please enjoy it for me too heh!

STAY CLEAR OF YOUR PHONE

IT’S A TRAP! If you start scrolling through your feeds first thing in the morning, you’ll probably stay there for it to be your second and third thing in the morning too.

PUT SOMETHING WHERE IT BELONGS / ENLARGE YOUR GIVING AWAY- PILE

To me this is something that always makes me feel good, whether it’s finally folding my clothes and putting the to the closet from the chair where they’ve been for the past weeks, or organizing my desk or finally deciding to give away the shirt that I haven’t liked for years. And when  I start my day by doing as efficient as this (that’s what I tell myself, even though it takes about half a minute) my day starts a lot better.

Maybe also stretch a bit and if you’ve got time do a 5min yoga session (Asaka Rebel- app is amazing for this!!), put on a refreshing face mask and do the other nice things that make You feel happy and awake. And have a good day xx