We all know that forming new habits can be difficult, if you’ve ever tried doing something differently you’ll know just how difficult, especially if you’re trying to involve others. However, all new habits start somewhere, with someone, making that first step to doing new things. 

We know this Christmas that so many of you are starting new habits, new traditions, whether that’s in using reusable wrapping, switching to fabric crackers, using paper tape, ditching the plastic and opting for more eco friendly gifts. It’s something which we find exciting! Because you’ll be taking those around you on that journey too, they’ll become more than your new habit, they’ll become the new habits of your families and friends too. 

Life beyond Christmas

We’ve been wondering about life beyond Christmas. What will the new year look like. I’m sure none of us know that quite yet. But it seems to me that the new year this year, even more especially, is the perfect time to form some new habits. I’m not talking about the kind of new year resolutions that are forgotten about within a week or so! We’ve all been there! What I’m talking about are the more permanent kind; thinking about the kind of life we want to have, the kind of world we want to live in and finding ways to make the changes that work for us and the planet too.

New year resolutions can obviously be a great way to start the year with good intentions and we don’t want to discourage anyone from doing that, but we want to do better. We don’t want to aim for unrealistic goals. We simply want to find one new habit that we can stick to for the whole year and every year after.

I’m spending some time just thinking about what mine will be. I’m thinking of making the commitment to only using reusable fabric gift wrap for the whole year, trying to work out if it’s doable. Thinking about who I’ll be gifting to and how practical it will be for us as a family. I’m also thinking about how much difference it could make if I could stick to it. How much less wasteful and how it could also impact positively on those to whom the gifts will be given.

So my challenge will be this:

  • how easy will it be to make the change?
  • is it a change that I can stick to?
  • will it have a positive impact?
  • will it be expensive to make the change?

Get in touch

I will let you know how I get on and what my challenges are as I embark on forming this new habit. I would love to hear your thoughts, so feel free to get in touch, either via the email address at the top of the page, or find us on social media, I’m always interested to hear what you think about living more eco friendly lifestyles. Sharing ideas and supporting one another through challenges, as well as celebrating successes along the way, is such a great way to make changes sustainable. We really can help one another through sharing new ideas and having a shared ethos.

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