I educated myself on living a better, healthier more sustainable lifestyle and soon began to experience the benefits of it. 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 yet more and more stuff 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 one who is 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 not only made me healthier and stronger but also had the same effect on my family.
Even the dog has benefited!
Today I barely recognise 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 that 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.