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It’s become a buzzword: sustainability.
Mostly it applies to living life in a way that doesn’t overuse resources. Don’t use trees faster than they can grow. Don’t use more water than is available. The list goes on and on; but it all comes down to the concept of don’t deplete your resources to dangerous levels.
Sustainability In Life
Sustainability practices need to be applied to what we do in life. As I indicated earlier in the week, regular breaks are necessary to sustain productivity. Here are three ways to make sure your life is sustainable:
We all need rest, yet few of us actually get what we need. Take some time not only to get enough sleep, but also to have some down time each day.
The word recreation can be broken into the two parts Re- and -creation. This is to remind us that we need to take time to recreate ourselves. Take time to play, be creative, sing, dance, or whatever moves you.
The key to ongoing sustainability is to balance what we are putting out with what we are taking in. I’m not talking about the elusive concept of work-life balance here, but rather making sure that we don’t deplete ourselves too far.
What are your thoughts on sustainability? Share them below.
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