It’s nearly that time of year again; the time for cleanses and detoxes, to shrug off the old year and its inevitable conclusion of consumption and excess to beckon in a fresh new one and start again in a cleaner, brighter way. We often keep the focus more introspective, and after a few months of scrutiny on the needs of family and friends who can blame us for wanting to reflect our attention inwards? Whether on our health and diet, our physical or mental fitness, it is unavoidably the time for reassessing goals and making resolutions and commitments – often to tidying up our lifestyles.
With the focus so intently trained on self-improvement, it’s easy to neglect to look at the environment that we inhabit, the wider world that we impact every day. If we can tidy our lifestyles to improve our own health, then tidying our lifestyles to improve the health of the planet is only a step ahead.