You won’t believe me, but I believe myself. How a new attitude to COFFEE has changed me in a year (from July 2019):
coffee was romping with me as with a marionette puppet
Many times, many years I was trying to get rid of coffee consumption. My main reasons to do so were as following:
headache if not drinking coffee at certain time
severe headache if trying not to drink coffee for a whole day
irritability, nervousness and general coffee addiction: a cup of coffee should be there whatever is happening around
sensitivity to weatherchanges: I needed additional portion of coffee, because I was just falling down without energy before rain starts
all those snacks and cakes which are inseparable companions of a coffee cup
so much time during a day was constantly dedicated just for coffee drinking
my level of energy depended on the external factor – coffee, but not on me
consciousness. As I understood that coffee was romping with me as with a marionette puppet – I tried times and times to get rid of it, without a success (or with a temporary success:)), until I read somewhere on internet that:
“coffee consumption suppresses creativity“
That was a long story, but after 2 weeks of the body’s suffering… – I was free. And we create when we are free…
What has changed within a year without coffee:
I started to draw: painting class (before lock down), two online drawing courses, just drawing in a sketchbook for myself
tons of energy most of the time, even after workout or heavy physical load (like collecting 100 kg of plastic trash on a beach) : sometimes I feel like having the wings – many folds stronger and hardy than even in my teen-years
no headache AT ALL. Could you imagine A YEAR without a headache? Tell me if yes – it would be great to share experience!
Many years, I thought it was me, but it was a cup of coffee – that dizziness, nervousness and a manner I behaved was just a consequence of caffeine consumption, but not me. Now I feel my mind is much more calm and conscious
In my close-to-40, I started physical activity which requires lots of endurance – aerial dance classes
changes in weather do not control me anymore – it could be rainy weather, but there are no more feeling of falling down, being sleepy or loosing energy
lots of time saved and less cookies are eaten!
I stated to wake up early now, without an alarm!, (4:30-5:30 am every day!), so, obviously have more more time – no need to run and rush, all my time is mine. All your time could be yours too:)
DIY means do-it-yourself. Activities to increase emotional stability and well-feeling
“It is impossible” syndrome
Whatever I make is ugly! I do not want to continue, or even to try – better to buy…
“I do not want to try – better to buy“,
– the inner fear says
“I do not want to buy – better to try”,
– the inner voice answers
In XXI century, we get used to consume, any factory-made product seems nice and well designed. The attempts to make something by yourself could lead to a great confusion and frustration, because the results seem awkward. That how the power of creation is taken away from us.
That is how the power of creation you convey to unknown hands…
I always remember the Egyptian proverb: “A beautiful thing is never perfect”
…the process of creation gives a power, a power of well-feeling…
For 30 days he wore every piece of trash he created!
I recommend this video for everyone. The trash we produce on a daily-basis is just something terrible. These days it is not enough just to sort plastic and glass properly…what about not to be the cause of the trash?..
For 30 Days I Wore Every Piece of Trash I Created by Rob Greenfield on youtube:
After I watched this video, I thought about my trash, what it would be what I wear on myself within 30 days?
Pour-degradable trash which I am creating within a month in 2020:
scotch of cardboard boxes from online purchases
plastic packages from vegan products like dried fruits and nuts (however, large part of those packages I used to use twice, trice or more)
once a month that could be plastic bottle of a shampoo (still using some commercial products)
plastic bags where I put compost which is going to municipal needs (because not all plant materials are appropriate for my home-made Bokashi compost)
some small pieces of plastic which are the part of labels when you buy new pair of socks or T-shirts (many companies use them widely)
For 1.5 years, I am trying !successfully! not to create these kind of pour-degradable trashes:
I clean the garbage bin with water and soda, sometimes with vinegar, dry it and put some cardboard or piece of paper on the bottom. Being a transitional vegan, our menu does not consist any meat or fish by-products, so the garbage bin smells well, not like a hell 🙂
disposable plastic bags
we do not bring any single piece of plastic bags to home – all plastic bags which we already have serve us for long
coffee/tea cups for take away
have my super cup with me usually or prefer to sit down in a coffee shop and have my tea from ceramic cup (without sipping plastics from “paper” disposable cups)
any straws actually, they cause wrinkles to appear:)
plastic bottles for water
I use my water thermos and Tupperware plastic bottles if the water should be in demand, just thinking few hours in advance and making small prognoses – lots of money saved!
one 0.5 liter bottle of such soap serves for us approximately for 1 year, if not longer. We wash the dishes with hot water, and if the plates are greasy – first remove the fat with paper towel. However, our menu does not contain lots of fats, it is mostly vegetables and fruits, nuts, grains…nothing really fatty fat on a daily basis
plastic bottles of washing liquids for clothes
I use old plastic bottles which have left after the last commercially-purchased washing shampoo was bought. I make my own washing liquid from special soap flakes, which serves just perfect. Soap flakes, in their turn, are packed in cardboard boxes
List of items which I already not use on a daily basis for a year
Just thinking few hours in advance and making small prognoses – lots of money saved in regards to bottled water and plastic bags!
What about you? What would be in your trash package to hold for a month?