What does sustainable living mean to you?
Sustainable living is generally known as a lifestyle that tries to reduce its negative impact on the earth. This could look different for each person, with some choosing to go zero-waste or have a plastic-free household. For others, it may look like having some meat-free days, or shopping locally where possible – every effort counts.
Recent surveys show that people have reported a renewed focus on living sustainably after the pandemic. Interestingly, everyone had different reasons for this, with some being motivated by the need to work towards a better, healthier world. Meanwhile, others found their restricted way of life made them slow down and opened their eyes to nature in new ways such as witnessing the leaves on the trees changing colours, and through that became more conscious and appreciative of the world around them.
At SoulAdvisor, sustainable living to us looks like:
Balance. Living in a way that nourishes our planet is dear to our heart.
We also think there’s another angle to sustainable living – and that is consciously choosing to live in a way that sustains our well being. If we want to Heal Our World, it is essential that our lifestyles energise us so that we are able to nourish others.
This concept is perhaps best summed up in the quote: Remember to fill your cup because you can’t pour from an empty cup – and we’re here to remind you, and help you, to make choices that fill your cup and invite joy into your life, in whichever way works for you.
What to expect...
In this section on sustainable living you can expect to see honest stories, advice and thought-leadership on topics such as:
Beauty: Beauty is much more than skin deep, with evidence showing that what we eat and how we feel has an impact on our skin. Here, we look at how we can get that glow from the inside out – with articles on how food, mindset and beauty choices can help you to feel more confident.
Fashion: Fashion is not everyone’s cup of tea, but even those who are ambivalent towards it would agree that a great outfit can do wonders for their confidence. Whether you see fashion as a way to discover and express yourself, or whether you’re interested in learning about ethical fashion, we’ve got content for you.
Food: Food has amazing potential – it not only sustains us physically but can also send us down memory lane, be used to express love, or act as a social connector. Come find out how real food can nourish your soul, think about your ‘food story’ and test out the recipes that spark joy for us.
Home: As people settle into working from home, many are realising how important it is that their environment not only provides shelter, but also be a place where they can unwind or be uplifted. Learn how moving house can give you a change in perspective, or if moving’s not on the cards, how you can balance yin and yang to invite more harmony into your home.
Travel: Travel lets us experience new sights and culture, gives us an escape, and expands our soul and horizons. It’s no wonder then that when the COVID-19 pandemic closed the borders, many people felt the lack of travel sharply. As the world starts to reopen, come along for the ride as we explore the benefits of travelling, and consider how we can travel in a way that aligns with our values.
We hope these facets resonate with you. As with each person’s lifestyle, everyone’s approach to sustainable living looks different. So if you have stories to share or there are other elements of sustainable living you're interested in, we’d love to hear from you.
If you’re searching for more on any of the above topics or for extra support on your wellness journey, have a look through our Therapy section where our articles give you the evidence-based benefits of relevant traditional and complementary therapies and allows you to search by symptom.
When you’re ready to take the next step, book a free discovery call with the therapist of your choice and let us help you on this journey to living in a way that sustains both our planet and your soul.
How to have a more sustainable 2020 | ABC Everyday
Has coronavirus made us more ethical consumers? | BBC News
Five Ways The Pandemic Has Influenced Interior Design Trends In 2020 | Forbes