My days of No Impact week have definitely been simpler. I have taken more deliberate time to dedicate to mindfulness – in my thoughts, actions, and even the conversations that I have. It is funny how the simple action of limiting waste really makes a person reflective on their impact as a whole being. The whole point about questioning put me in this interesting frame of mind.
Part of this week, I have decided to give up all makeup products (I was inspired by that figure that talked about how much money we as a society spend on makeup and how we could feed/provide drinking water to so many people with that money), and that honestly has been the biggest step for me in terms of my self-esteem.
As you can tell by how freaking late this post is going up, I had a little bit of a rough day 3. I did well at breakfast, using my own plate, and had a 1 minute 37 second shower. Running from class to class all day, then lab – my food consumption definitely involved plastic waste.
My day today did not go nearly as smoothly as yesterday. I definitely had more waste today because I ate at Slayter for all of my meals, meaning everything was wrapped in something that had to be thrown away. That was my major fault in terms of waste. I did spend most of the day outside (evidence is found my awesome sunburn), which minimized the amount of time that I had to sit in a room that was powered by electricity.
For a first day, today went pretty well! I’m fortunate enough, even though I live in the basement and get very little natural light, to be accustomed to using my phone light in the morning instead of the overhead lights so as to not disturb my roommate. For food today, I grabbed breakfast and lunch in Curtis with my own plate, fork, and mug for coffee!