Ways to Prevent Eco Burnout
You are just one person, and you can only do so much! Being informed about all the problems in our world can be incredibly overwhelming for one individual, and it can make you miserable if you allow it to.
Whenever you need to take a pause to remind yourself that you're not single-handedly responsible for all our world's issues, nor can you single-handedly solve them. Instead, recognize that you're not alone and that you're one part of a collective movement of individuals who share your passion and purpose. Here are some tips to prevent eco burnout.
- Realize you can’t do everything
Don’t expect to do it all. Don’t dwell on what you can’t do! Just do what you can. If you start out this journey or any journey expecting perfection you are setting yourself up for failure.
- Allow time for self-care and rest
Give yourself a break! Take time for yourself. Putting the planet and its needs on your shoulders is a very overwhelming and emotionally draining thing. You can’t help if you are already mentally and physically drained.
- Figure out what is sustainable for you
It’s so important that we all figure out what changes we can make and stick to. If you try to do too much all at once you will slow down your journey because you will burn yourself out.
- Plan ahead
If you start planning this journey you will start feeling so much easier.
- Be positive
Stop focusing on the changes you can’t make and start focusing on the ones you can! Keeping a positive mindset is so important in a happy, healthy, and fulfilled life. We live in a very wasteful selfish world, and we should all be so proud of ourselves for trying to make a change!
At The EcoFairy, our goal is to help you build a more sustainable life by offering you a line of reusable products. We offer products that last and that will help you reduce the amount of plastic you use.