The past few weeks have been really busy and have tested how realistic slow living is as a goal for our family. This is through nothing that I have done differently, it is just simply how life has fallen. There are some many areas within our lives that we cannot completely control, school life, work life and for me studying too, each area has its own requirements.
Whilst I have been wrestling with time, I have also been thinking about the bigger impact the way we live has on not only our lives but those around us locally, nationally and globally. Like the food we eat, the way we travel, the waste we produce and the consumables we purchase. Every aspect of our lives has an impact further afield than just our homes.
With this in mind, over the coming months I am going to be looking at these different aspects of our lives, assess what we have been doing and find practical ways in which we can change.
The waste in our house is phenomenal and I recycle as much as I can. Looking at ways in which I can reduce this is first on my list of priorities. Another area I want to address quickly is the products we use, not only personally but also in our home for cleaning etc.
I’m hoping that at the end of this, not only will it help with achieving a life slowly lived but will also help the world around us and improve the quality of our lives too.