Good resolutions for the new year... as always, the beginning is a fresh start.
New Year's resolutions
they call them in Anglo-Saxon countries.
We set ourselves small and big goals, 'silly' changes such as a new haircut, we think about holiday destinations, we think of
such as 'I won't eat more than one sweet a week' and at home such as 'I will give I will give away as used all the wardrobe that I no longer use for a long time, letting it go with grace and feeling as Marie Kondo, the Japanese who has depopulated with her cleaning method, taught us, I will read a minimum of three books a month, I will go in the gym at least three times a week and so on according to habits, tastes, passions.
In the wish list, in the wish list, we no longer put big things like '
I would like a world of peace and serenity
' because we have understood that those resolutions there are too much above our possibilities and we should also write them among the urbi et orbi wishes that we are sending these days is pure utopia.
The pandemic has taught us the unpredictable
, the fast and sudden change of pace in the course of life and therefore has put us in order: it is better to desire and have
good resolutions as high as possible
, which does not mean at all being satisfied but aiming for things that we can commit ourselves to doing, to get where with our talents, our personality and certain stubbornness we can get.
According to a survey by the social investment platform eToro, Italians are first in the world for good intentions in general and are the first to fail in financial goals.
In the same report carried out on a panel of 25,000 people from around the world, for the first time, women outnumber men in career and personal development goals, and thank goodness.
Now from the intentions let's move on to the facts.
January is generally the month of boom in enrollments in gyms, in language courses (as Babbel attests) there is the will to invest in one's personal and professional growth, the desire to focus on one's mental well-being and to travel, which
is less fashionable , according to the report the classics "quitting smoking" and "finding a soul mate" .
It resists, because Veganuary is the good intention of eliminating or reducing the consumption of meat, for animal rights and for health.
in this regard, every day you can take a small step in that direction by following the advice on www.ioscelgoveg.it
What is a good purpose within our reach and at the same time an engine of general change?
All that we can all do in the face of the looming ecological disaster: don't buy fast fashion, reuse and adapt the wardrobe, focus on circularity and sharing, buy local products, eliminate food waste or simply walk to work.
nvesting in a simplified lifestyle
We each have personal green resolutions for 2023 we can commit to, here are a few
Swap the car for sneakers and walk to and from work every day.
the five “new” clothes a year rule
, whether it's secondhand or not.
It's a concrete way to understand how much we all need to reduce our consumption to stay within the fashion industry's carbon budget.
Repair the precious pieces of the wardrobe that we don't put on but that are valuable and bring them back to the forefront of things in daily use instead of leaving them at the bottom to age
. Buy local and seasonal products whenever possible.
It's a way to reduce carbon emissions by also supporting small farms that follow sustainable practices such as regenerative agriculture.
Go plant-based for bags and shoes: there are now alternatives to virgin leather
Don't get caught up in the rush: As someone who has just moved house and currently lacks objects such as a desk, dining table, etc. the temptation to buy items for home like going to a fast fashion warehouse is strong.
Instead, a good resolution is to take the time and buy second-hand and eco-consciously made furniture.
Wanting to broaden the horizons, there is
Furniture For All
, the most important Twitter account for the second hand, although it is only a few months old, we are losing our heads for beautiful and cheap furniture, unfortunately it is on the United Kingdom and Berlin but we point it out as a starting point, in the neighborhood facebook groups yes he can still try to find the right thing for us.
Shop vintage as much as possible.
It's the most sustainable way to buy new clothes and it's a fun treasure hunt.
is also famous in Italy,
too but new ones are always arriving, there is Reformation with a funny claim: the first option of sustainability is to go around naked, we are the second, while in England By Rotation is also very popular
Eliminating unnecessary food waste is a good resolution within reach.
By simply focusing on the amount of food we buy, cook and consume, we can significantly reduce what is thrown away.
In recent years we have seen the exponential growth of the
To good to go app and now
is spreading (not yet in us)
, an app in which millions of people give food and other household items to their neighbors, all for free.
A good purpose is to know more, to learn
more about the climate crisis
, which motivates us to create change.
This doesn't mean surrounding ourselves with depressing scientific reports and making eco-anxiety soar, but understanding the subject as a whole and focusing on the smallest actions we can implement in our daily lives.
At Vogue British edition there is a responsible sustainability, here is his good intention: "eat less meat, working to become vegetarian with the guidance of my doctor; shop less and wear what is already in my closet in new and interesting ways ; stay away from petroleum-based fabrics, e.g. polyester, nylon, lycra, and look for eco-responsible alternatives, especially for sportswear; avoid single-use plastics whenever possible; cycle or take public transport rather than l car and, when a taxi is needed, book an electric vehicle; remember to always turn off the lights when you leave a room".
Attend second-hand markets and fairs.
everything is found.
And you change furniture and wardrobe without prejudice,