Waking up this morning, I was excited to begin No Impact Week. I’ve decided to start a few things early instead of waiting for their specified days, such as Energy and Food. With Water, my normal 15-20 minute shower was cut down to 7-10 minutes. I realized that I do a lot of things in the shower that extends my time, but by cutting out a few things (do I really need to use conditioner today?) and by speeding the process up a little, I was able to shorten my amount of time in the shower. Brushing my teeth and washing my face/hands were all done in the shortest amount of time possible. I had a glass of water for lunch and dinner today, and I made sure to drink it all instead of wasting a small amount, like I usually do ( it’s bad, I know!).
The most difficult thing for me was taking a conscious effort to reduce my water impact. There was one time I forgot I was supposed to be conserving water, and so I took my time washing my hands. Out of habit, I used more water than necessary, and so this will take a little practice to be thinking about conservation practices all the time. Eventually, I hope this becomes my new habit.