Day 5 of No Impact Week… as I reflect back on my day, I feel like I had a pretty solid ending to my attempt to reduce my impact as much as possible this week. Starting off the day, I actually found it much more effective to consume as little water as possible when showering. I have adopted the method of just using room temperature water when I shower and turning off the faucet when it was not needed resulting in the water actually only being on for 1 minute.
Today was a good continuation to my No Impact Week. Even though I decided to get out of bed around 11 in the morning, it felt so good to wake up without my iPhone’s alarm and enjoy the warmth that the morning sun brought. Going in to Day 4, I really made it my goal to try to disconnect from all of the technology that I feel like I am so attached to.
Day 3 of No Impact Week is pretty much just another page in the book. I continue to keep up with my goals that I created and even try to do better. So far this week, I have actually found that trying to reduce my impact turned from something that I thought would be incredible challenging to something that feels good to do.
Day 2 brought no other than what I anticipated, a whole new round of daily actions I have to reconsider in order to reduce my impact. Two days in a row I decided to rethink my usual routine of taking a nice hot shower as I attempt to wake up for the day. After deciding to crawl out of bed much later than I wanted, the next thing I had to decide was how to tame my growling stomach as the lengthy period of time since the last time I ate was catching up to me.
I honestly thought that the first day of the No Impact Week was Sunday. For some reason I had sinking feeling in my stomach as I just embarked on a 25 mile journey to escape the Pam covered eggs in the dinning halls and get breakfast in Easton. It suddenly made me think just how as a culture, we don’t think about the actions we make and their impacts.