Change can be hard, we know. The barrage of information thrown at us every day can be overwhelming and trying to put that information to use can seem downright impossible. We might hear or read information telling us: what to eat, when to eat, when not to eat, how to exercise, how long to exercise, how to be more environmentally friendly, how to stop using plastics, what supplements are important, not to use metal cookware, blah, blah, blah.
The Information Age is exhausting.
Even in our monthly newsletter we present information that we feel is important, but that doesn’t make it easy to implement.
So, where to begin? Start small and break things into small increments that are easier to accomplish. For example, you don’t want to try to change to a vegan diet overnight!
We are big fans of writing things down and we really love the Bullet Journal method (or whatever dot journal you want to use).
Start by making a list of areas of your life you want to change. It doesn’t have to be a huge list. Next, rank those in order of importance (most important, to least important). Once you have the one or two most important things you would like to accomplish or change, start by making one small change per week.
For example, if you are trying to work toward the zero-waste life we mention frequently in our newsletter, you might think of one thing in your house that you throw away a lot of and decide you are going to change that one particular habit. Maybe you throw away a lot of food. Make a list of ingredients you have in stock and plan your meals around those ingredients. Plan to use up the food rather than waste it. Do this every week! Put it in your Bullet Journal. Make a page dedicated for your ideas for change. Make another that is a habit tracker, where you can track how you are doing with your changes.
If you would like to start bullet journaling, try some of these items to get started:
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