Do you miss the sound of birds and the smell of plants? Believe it or not, there are ways to make your everyday life greener, even if you work in a cubicle or live in a big city.
With our lives becoming more and more digitalized, it’s easy to lose contact with nature. Consequently, you also end up losing the positive effects that a natural environment has on our body, mind and soul.
What a shame, yes, but what are you going to do? You can’t just drop everything and move to the top of a mountain (or if you can, lucky you!).
But hey, if you won’t go to the mountain, well, for once the mountain will come to you. In this article, we want to share with you how to make your everyday life greener.
5 tips that will change your life for the greener
Transform your balcony in a green oasis
Once upon a time, fairy godmothers used to turn pumpkins into carriages. Today, the real magic is to transform your balcony in your very own natural oasis, full of plants, flowers and vegetables.
Our suggestion, is to grow mainly plants native to your area. They will thrive in the climate you live in, with less work and resources.
By creating your urban garden, not only you’ll help the environment, but you’ll take up a hobby that is relaxing and healthy.
Make nature the soundtrack of your life
To make your everyday life greener, you should take advantage of one of nature’s greatest accomplishments. Its sounds.
Play throughout your house one of those nature soundtrack compilations. It could be the rainforest, the song of whales, frogs, or the sound of waves on a beach. It’s a very easy way to revamp your connection with nature.
Use natural and organic products to discover the power of nature
The positive effect of plants and flowers on our body and mind is incredible. Especially when we use organic products that are made with natural ingredients and no chemicals.
Organic food, vegan skincare, natural soaps: these products will bring all the qualities and properties of plants on your skin with marvelous results. Especially the ones that have natural fragrances and essential oils, which will make you feel as if you’re sitting in a meadow.
Go for as many walks as you can
Do you live near a small park, on the coast or close to the countryside? If you do, you should spend there as much time as possible. On the weekends, during your lunch break or early in the morning, go for a walk and take in all that beauty.
This is great not only to make your everyday life greener, but also to stay active and unload a bit of stress.
Observe your pet
Cats and dogs are not only your best friend, they are a window on the many wonders of nature. On top of petting and playing with them, pay attention to their movements and sounds. In fact, a National Center for Biotechnology Information study found that spending time with an animal helps your sense of well-being, by possibly increasing the hormone oxytocin.
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