Why Staring at Your Phone in Public Transportation is a Good Thing

I usually love traveling by public transportation. I can do whatever I want, I don’t have to drive, have some time for myself and usually am not stuck in traffic. However, over the past few years I hear some people complaining about how public transportation is not personal anymore. Everybody stares at their own phone etc. I think this is a really positive thing in terms of intentions. Today I want to explain why. Here’s why I think staring at your phone in public transportation is a good thing.

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All the stuff I’ve bought new in 2020

Since 2017 I calculate every year in September whether I’ve lived within the earth’s capacity. One category of this equation is the new stuff I’ve bought. I discuss that bought briefly in those posts, looking at the period from September to September. But, every full year from Januari till Januari I also start the challenge of buying nothing. And then at the end of the year I evaluate. I did it in 2018 and 2019 already. Today I’m doing that again. Today I am sharing all the stuff I’ve bought new in 2020.

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My Positive Impact in 2020

The year is over! 2020 is past us, luckily. Time for 2021, in which I hope that the pandemic of COVID-19 will end. In September of 2020 I evaluated on my negative impact, had I lived within the earth’s capacity from September 2019 till September 2020? I was very close to the goal and I am sure I’ll make it this coming year. However, it made me think about the other side of the story. When I finally live within the earth’s capacity, I also want to maximize my positive impact. That’s essentially what an eco-positive lifestyle is about. And since I am very close to living within the earth’s capacity it is time to reflect. What positive impact have I made in 2020?

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Letter to my future self

I don’t have my future planned out in every detail for the coming years. Yet, I do have an image in my head of what my life looks like when I’m around 40 years old. I have a lot of goals in my life which I’m actively working towards and enjoy at the same time. This gives me strength in a funny way. Maybe it’s about knowing everything is going to be fine and that my life has a purpose. I suppose it is. Today I want to capture this image I have in my head and write it all down. As a letter to my future self. And then, when I’m 40, I can read it and see whether I was right (or not, which is probably okay too). In all honesty and maybe a little bit of craziness (dream big they say, right?) too. Here’s a letter to future self.

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I’m quitting the weekly diaries

You were maybe expecting another weekly diary today. Unfortunately, there is none. And I think there won’t be any ever again. I’m quitting the weekly diaries. I want to post this to let you know why and what else is changing. That’s because I’ve been thinking the last week and I want things to change.

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Eco-positive weekly diary #140: a mistake concerning Frida Kahlo

Hi there! Welcome back into my personal weekly diary. In these diaries I try to show you what an eco-positive lifestyle looks like on a daily basis. I try to tell you more about the habits and choices which makes my life eco-positive. It’s become standard really and I’m almost where I want to be. The past week I sold some clothes on Vinted, made my own organic, zero waste chocolate paste and made a huge mistake. Want to read along?

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Eco-positive weekly diary #139: piercing my ear!

Hi there! Welcome back into my personal weekly diary. In these weekly diaries I try to show you what an eco-positive lifestyle looks like on a daily basis and what choices and habits I’ve created to make this lifestyle standard. The past week I bought 3 new secondhand items, decided to quit buying flowers for other people and came up with a sustainable investing strategy! Want to read along?

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5 things I no longer buy

A lot of people think a sustainable lifestyle is expensive. My experience is that this is not true. The most sustainable option is usually the option to not do something. To not buy something new, to not eat animal products and to not travel. And so today I want to highlight some things I no longer buy for the sake of sustainability. And they all save me money too! Here are 5 things I no longer buy.

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Eco-positive weekly diary #138: bleaching my leg hair

Hi there! Welcome into my personal weekly diary. In this diary I try to show you what an eco-positive lifestyle looks like on a daily basis. What choices and habits make my life eco-positive? The past week I bleached my lower leg hair, finally started a worm bin and a disaster happened with the chestnuts I picked! Want to read along?

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Eco-positive weekly diary #137: taking a COVID-19 test

Hi there! Welcome back into my personal weekly diary. Great that you’re here! In this weekly diaries I want to show you what an eco-positive lifestyle looks like on a daily basis. What habits have I created to make this lifestyle easier and what choices do I make? The past week I took a COVID-19 test, officially started a worm bin and my boyfriend became a stem cell donor too! Want to read along?

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