I educated myself on living a better, healthier, more sustainable lifestyle and soon began to experience its benefits. Due to my back injury, I also became a fan of living a more holistic, slower lifestyle that didn’t involve me running hard and getting nowhere in the rat race of life.
I gradually stopped worrying about acquiring more and more stuff yet and started to appreciate what I had or, more importantly, who!
I had spent all my time working to earn the next buck or get the next promotion but was it all really worth it? Possessions do not make you happy, people do, and I had undervalued mine. I have never been big on friends, but I should have been big on family.
Slowing down and having the time to listen to and appreciate the people in my life was profound and has changed me.
I became stronger, healthier, happier, and less stressed than ever before. My family and friends noticed the difference, and life became a joy of living for everyone, mainly because I was now a pleasure to be around and not a tired grump just existing from day to day.
I looked into the various eco-friendly lifestyles from zero-waste to plastic-free and took the best bits from each of them. Incorporating them into my daily routines and habits made me healthier and stronger and had the same effect on my family.
Even the dog has benefited!
Today I barely recognize the man I was or the way I used to live. Taking on the best bits from various lifestyles has changed me and undoubtedly saved me thousands over the years.
Not only that, but it didn’t cost me anything to do it. It was only a lifestyle change, nothing major, and it was absolutely FREE! So now, after all these enlightened years, I have decided to share my experiences.
The secrets of living a slower, less cluttered, and time-abundant sustainable lifestyle can save you money and make you happy. To do that, I am putting together (with the help of a few friends) this website called Sustainability Dad.