Environmental Issues And Mental Health

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There have been a lot of talks about climate change and environmental issues recently. Environmental issues have become a greater issue over the years and it is quite unfortunate that the older the world is the sicker it is becoming. It is our job to help our planet recover from all the abuse that it is going through, the abuse that we are putting it through. So today we all are going through a difficult situation, a time where we are losing more of our resources than our planet can actually produce.

We start to eventually feel a little more anxious everyday knowing that there will now come a day when we are no longer able to find a source of food or resources. It can also be very overwhelming to hear scary stories of environmental concerns and we are told every day that we need change and that it needs to come now. This pressure that we have put on ourselves to be able to make a change, will eventually overwhelm us and cause us a deep stress that will alter our mental state.

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So, let me give you a few tips that could help you ease that stress and anxiety over these environmental issues. First, start it off with choosing to become the change that this world needs. We can never really start a different life if we do not choose to be different. Being able to help our environment will eventually lead us to help ourselves in the long run. Of course, physically but also mentally.

Next thing is to start the transition to live a more sustainable life. One tip to live an eco-friendlier life is to substitute one time use things such as paper cups or straws for more sustainable substitutes such as metal straws that you can wash and reuse. Another thing to do is to plant your own fruits and vegetables. What this can do is apart from having your own produce, you also have a new hobby that could keep your mind busy. This will help in easing your anxiety and stress which can then lead to a healthier life for you.

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Another thing that we could do to become eco-friendlier, is going zero-waste. This means that you would drop those plastic wastes and leave them for good to transition into a life that is more sustainable. Switching from plastic bags to eco-bags or plastic containers to glass containers can help with reducing your waste. This lifestyle can help you with also teaching yourself to let go of what is keeping you stuck in a toxic lifestyle. What your lifestyle change can do is it eventually can affect your physical health and your mental health.

One more eco-tip I can give you is to surround yourself with people who also live the same lifestyle as you. This creates a community that fosters support and understanding which is important for everyone because this support helps us see that we are not alone in this world to face our struggles. Our community can guide us towards a better and healthier life.

Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling has been known for a long time. We have all heard it. As cliché as it may sound but it is truly effective in making sure that we do not pile on more and more garbage that continues to pollute our planet. From the oceans to the lands, plastic waste can be found. The less we use plastic, the less we find it mixed into our environment. The more we recycle and reuse, the more we live a sustainable life.

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Like most situations, environmental degradation can cause us a lot of anxiety and stress. If we do not do something to create a change that will impact not only human lives but also animals and plants, life as we know it can easily go down into the dumps. We only have one planet and we should do our best to take matters into our own hands and do something about what we are putting the environment through. Like most things, our environment can have a serious effect on our mental health. If we allow environmental degradation to continue, we are allowing ourselves to also live a life that is unhealthy both physically and mentally.

In truth, we are also responsible for the death of our own planet. We can never blame it on anyone else but ourselves. So this is the time for us to take a stand and become the change that our world needs. We should not allow our children to inherit a world that is dangerous and unhealthy. We want our future generations to see the beauty that we do and we want them to be able to enjoy a life that is sustained by the very environment that we are killing. So, stand up and make a change.

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