How To Make Cleaner Choices For A Sustainable Lifestyle
Riya Yadav, INN/Gwalior, @infodeaofficial
As the slow, yet gradual shift towards a greener and cleaner life choices occurs, words such as ‘sustainability’, holistic living’, ‘environmental impact’, etc are often thrown at us. While they may seem incredibly daunting, they don’t necessarily have to be.
When you realize how simple they are, and how you as an individual have more power than you ever imagined to make more mindful choices that have an impact in the bigger picture, they become a conscious lifestyle choice and not just a philosophy.
Clean Beauty is a subset of a much larger concept, which is ‘clean Living’.
This is a lifestyle movement that, contrary to popular belief, does not require a lot of investment of energy, time, or even resources. It involves taking small yet significant steps day after day that can be sustained in the long term.
Moreover, ‘clean eating’ plays a vital role too. Opting for natural, unprocessed foods eliminates the accumulation of harmful toxins and avoids potential health risks and a significant environmental toll.
Choosing nutrient-dense foods such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, etc ensures that you look good and feel good too. As your skin tends to regenerate itself every day, and you literally become what you eat.
We are not saying this something to mull over, and that fad diets or expensive and complicated sounding ingredients are the way to go. It simply means being mindful of labels and doing a quick scan before buying a product.
Moreover, choosing to shop locally and seasonally, ensures you get the freshest produce, helps support your local agriculture industry, as well as ensures that fewer environmental resources go into the creation and transportation of your foods.
All in all, it comes down to having a minimal yet sustainable lifestyle.
Minor changes in household practices such as switching to LED bulbs, always switching the lights and air conditioning off while leaving a room, carpooling to work, having buckets baths over showers to conserve water are all very feasible, yet have a profound impact and give you a wonderful opportunity to detox your life and do your part to help Mother Nature Heal.