Sustainability starts with us. It starts with our actions, but much more basic, with our thoughts. Our mindset is absolutely central when it comes to living authentically and sustainably towards yourself and others in the long term.
We are therefore very pleased that Anne has taken up this topic and shares her practical experience with you in this article as a coach for sustainability. What does it mean to have a sustainable mindset? What do you win and what do you lose?
What we gain but also lose (in a positive sense)
Your fellow human beings. You are the “average” of the five people you surround yourself with. They influence our way of thinking, our self-confidence, our decisions. Therefore, it is important that you surround yourself with positive people who support you and want only the best for you. Above all, we are most influenced by the people closest to us, whether we like it or not.
Can you make the world a better place with a garbage-free mindset?
I am clearly in favor of YES. If we want to bring a real change and, for example, counteract climate change, EVERYONE has to participate. Together, because #weareinthistogether. Every step counts, no matter how big or small it is. It is a misconception when people think that you cannot change anything as a person. Because at the moment global climate protection is the central question of human survival. So be a role model and do something good for yourself and the environment. One day they will thank you.
The way there is not difficult.
Sustainable and minimalistic living has numerous advantages and can solve many problems. You actually don’t need much more than that to get rid of the ballast and consume less. By ballast I mean the material abundance, unnecessary tasks and negative relationships. Every person defines this ballast differently. Everyone can learn sustainability, because it starts only in the head and is always based on a conscious decision. A decision that not only changes your life, but also that of the whole world.
You will notice that great insight comes when you act. Once you start separating yourself from clutter and mental ballast, you will soon feel the relief. You let go and that feels good. The basic idea behind this is that clearing out the outside also frees the soul or at least ventilates it.
As you can see, living sustainably and minimalist is not rocket science and also contributes to your personal health. Headache, burnout, heart attack, bad mood, stress etc. – goodbye.
About the guest author
I am Anne, 28 years old, a happy nature, minimalist and coach for sustainability. In my work as a tiny house architect, I also give coaching for sustainability and consumer awareness, where I enable my customers to live a tidy, fulfilling life in a natural environment away from excuses, throwing away and fears. My mission is to show people a new perspective and to motivate them to clean up with the help of minimalism so that they have more time instead of stuff.