Wednesdays are insanity for me this quarter. It’s those truly crazy days when I start to wondering, “Why am I doing this again?” Those are also days when I forget my reusable coffee mug, end up buying lunch at work, and decide not to go the the gym. Wow, what a bad combo, but the perfect ingredients for a bad attitude! It’s for just those sorts of days that I have assembled my little folder of Eco-Inspiration which I am slowly sharing with you guys (if you’re new, check here and here for more inspiring stuff!).
When you are having a rough day, take a short break to get some perspective and get inspired. When you come back, reflect on your actions. Maybe your goal was to remember your reusable mug everyday this week, but you got busy and forgot on Wednesday. Did you know lots of studies say it takes 30 days to form a new habit? Don’t be so hard on yourself, but do get back on the horse. Your 30 days starts again tomorrow, and you have nearly unlimited chances to get it right! Remember, every time you do remember and adhere to your small environmental goals, you add on to all your previous actions. In a month, if you compare your efforts to what would happen if you made no effort you will start to actually see a difference! Thus, in honor of Wednesdays and sticking to our goals, I offer you this week’s Eco-inspiration. This is my all time go to if I’m having a bad day. I take the last line quite literally and apply it to each new day. Practice resurrection.
Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front*
By Wendell Berry