Check this out! I just found a list that @_jameslake and I made in January when we decided to overhaul our kitchen groceries and take this journey to #zerowaste together as a team. Instead of diving in head first, we created several lists that allowed incremental habits to form at their own pace. We split items into different lists:
– Bulk store
– Habit changes
– Make ourselves
– Try not to buy frequently
– Good stuff to buy and freeze
Throughout this journey, I’ve adopted habit forming techniques to adjust to zero waste. It’s a similar technique to building up an exercise regime from scratch – start tiny and build on that. This technique also avoids any chance of failure, forever boosting you up as you adjust to a new way of living.
I am amazed at how far we’ve come in such a small amount of time. It’s been less than a year!! Amazing! This is truly easier than it sounds, as long as you go easy on yourself, be realistic about what you can and can’t change and take it slow.