There are many ways we can empower ourselves, and those around us, to live healthier. Most people want to live in a way that will treat the environment with care and respect, as well as improve their own personal well-being. These two ideologies go hand in hand.
Many of the decisions we make through out the day are based on an automatic, unconscious process in which we are seldom aware of. When we drive to work and have little recollection as to how we got there, we’re running on “autopilot”. If we pay more attention by staying in the moment and by practicing mindfulness, we will tend to make healthier decisions for the environment and ourselves. When one small change is made it begins to add up to a significant, positive improvement.
Consider the chart; Behavioral Change Pathway, a perspective on the way people think (Gifford, 2011):