Pick yourself up and try again.

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So, I’ve got a confession to make. Back at the beginning of the year, Soph and I committed to each other (and to you, our beautiful and loyals fans) that we would write a blog every single week during 2017: about small and positive changes that any person could make to lead their life more sustainably.

We have failed.

As we approach the half way point of the year, we’ve managed to write 21 out of the 26 intended blogs. Life has got in the way recently, and June in particular has been ridiculously frickin’ busy (sorry about that).

Now although I’m sad that we haven’t reached our target, and that we’ve let everyone down (because I know how much you all look forward to our weekly musings…) I think that this failure can be seen as representative for everything we do in life: particularly when trying to live more sustainably.

We aren’t perfect. No-one is. The only way we can make progress and improve, is by taking it one step at a time. And if we slip and fall, by picking ourselves back up and trying again.

So, whether you’re trying to write a blog a week, eat less meat, walk more, fly less or go plastic-free… just keep going. If you slip up, that’s OK. It doesn’t mean you have to give up completely. Change is incremental. It takes time and effort to achieve, and it’s unrealistic to believe that it’s all going to happen in one shot. Persistence is key.

Just remember that even if you only achieve 50% of your goal, it’s 50% more than you’ve achieved before.

We’re midway through the Sustainable Revolution of 2017! Feel free to read or re-cap some of our previous posts, and let us know how your journey is going.

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  1. I’ve been veggie for a couple of years now and recently had a week where I gave into the temptation of a Nando’s chicken pitta TWICE (woopsy). High levels of guilt ensued and I have now returned to being a herbivore, but I have decided that actually, 2 slip ups are not the end of the world and 363 days a year of meat-free isn’t bad going for someone who loves a burger.

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    1. Bex says:

      Thanks for sharing Alice! You’ve made me really crave a burger now. (says the girl who is trying to be vegan)

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