Let alone guilt that my kids are not eating the most nutrition food all the time or spend the majority of their time in the woods and nature, now here comes eco guilt. 😞When I am not camping in central London alongside the rebels or when I buy bananas flown into the country, I book my mum a plane ticket to come and see. Stating that the climate crisis has nothing to do with race. 🙁It is always there. The little climate-crisis-no-future-to-my-kids evil, laughing that I am not doing enough. The guilt that I am never enough.😫
Before you carry on reading, please note, I am not writing this because I need taps on my back that I am indeed enough. 💪I am here to acknowledge it and look for some answers how to brush it off. How to overcome it and feel empowered by the things we have done, rather than the things we can’t do (due to privileges, location, opportunities, geographic etc). To find motivators and spring guilt around into something else, a tool that can help us to do more.🎊
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After all, feeling guilty increases negative thinking, according to some studies they can even shorten our life or weaken our immune system (not a doctor here and totally take some of the stuff I read on the net with a pinch of salt sometimes🧂). The good news is though, you can turn guilt into gratitude to a certain extent.🤗 OK: No, I can’t make broth from food scraps but yes, I am totally making smoothies out of food that are to be binned. ❤NOT OK: I am not going to learn about white supremacy because of my white fragility but I will help my county ban plastic bags.🙅♀️
Whenever you are feeling guilty, try to look at it in a positive way. Learn to appreciate that guilt because it will help you behave better. Chances are, you’re going to screw up soon again, but hey it’s okay.✌🌍
Have you been feeling the eco guilt? What was it about? What helped you overcome it?