Is A Green Lifestyle Overwhelming You?

These days, more and more people want to live their lives in a way that’s green and sustainable. With everything that’s going on in the world, green living is the aim for many, but it can also be a major source of stress. Rather than feeling pressure and getting overwhelmed by the need to make changes, it’s better to take things slowly and move in a more sustainable way. That way, you’ll start living green without overwhelming yourself too much. Find out more about that below.

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Adding a more minimalist mindset to your home life is something that’s really important. When you have a more minimalist how and approach to designing your home, you’ll find that you’ll spend less and waste fewer resources. That’s exactly the way it should be when you’re trying to live in a greener way and be more sustainable in general.

The way in which you get around will have a big impact on just how sustainable you are and the impact you have on the planet. Carpooling is a really good way to cut down on your carbon emissions. Trying to reduce your driving, in general, should be one of your top aims. So do what you can to reduce the car journeys you make and consider more active travel if you can.

This can be a controversial one for some people, but there’s no doubting the impact the meat industry has on the planet. So if you’re not quite ready to go vegetarian but you do want to do your bit for the planet, you should definitely think about slowly and gradually reducing your meat consumption, even if it’s only by a relatively small amount.

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There are lots of sensible people out there who know what they’re talking about when it comes to green living and sustainable lifestyles. It’s up to you to find those people and educate yourself continually. People like Stephen Troese Jr can teach you a lot, and the better informed you are, the better the decisions you’ll make with regards to your lifestyle and living green.

Finally, you should think about how you buy clothes and whether your current approach to fashion is one that’s going to be sustainable for the planet. Buying more used clothes and not supporting the fast fashion industry and mentality are both things you can do for the planet. They’ll have a big impact because the modern fashion industry isn’t particularly green.

Leading a green lifestyle is really important these days. But it can also put a lot of pressure on your shoulders and cause you to feel a little stressed about the whole thing. That’s not how it should be, so use the tips above and take it slowly and gradually without overwhelming yourself at all.

This is a collaborative post.



  1. This is so true! I joined a masterclass recently with a vegan chef and he mentioned how baby steps are always better than outright, severe changes.
    Personally, I find that my weight is easier to maintain when I watch the quantity of what I’m eating instead of avoiding altogether. Plus it’s easier on my conscience than regular cheat days!
    Lovely read, Melinda! I am glad I chanced upon your blog today 🙂

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  2. The thing I find is to be sensible about it, there’s a lot of change to make and we can’t all just dive in. It’s also hard because what seems to be right often isn’t but dressed up as green.

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        1. I”m ok, really. This whole COVID thing hasn’t impacted me as much as I didn’t get out much before. I only go to doctor’s appts and to get coffee in the drive-thru. I wipe everything down when I get it or back in the car. Just trying to get in the holiday frame of mind. Noone’s coming but we do special things for each other. This year we’re doing a 12 day Advent Calander which is new and should be fun. What are your plans? How old are your kids again? I can’t remember. Take good care.

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          1. For those who are introverted or staying out of the way, COVID has been no biggie. I’m glad you’re keeping good though.
            My kids will be 19, 18 and 16 at the end of this year… still a pain.

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  3. Thank you for this post. My vegetarian journey started in my early twenties. At times, I succumbed to the temptations of chicken and more often fish. A few years ago, I started going vegan for the 40 days of lent. Now, at age 65, I’ve made it to 99% vegan. It has been a gradual process and a labor of love for animals and the planet. No one is perfect. We are all works in progress.

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