👉 It can be hard to ~not~ point out every single-use or wasteful-use of plastic you see. 😅 But try your best, because no one has ever been nagged into changing their behavior for good.
🤓 You also can't inform people into changing. 📚 We believe that if we educate and provide more information, that people will pay attention and act based on the information we give them. 📱 That's not to say that information isn't a helpful tool in this fight against plastic pollution, but in this crazy, information-overloaded world, you can't overwhelm someone into paying attention. ⏱ People these days want to make accurate, efficient decisions in the most rewarding way possible. 💪 That's why it's important to keep the message short and simple, but that's also why it's important to focus on what someone can do now.
🤔 If you're struggling to persuade someone to adopt more sustainable behaviors, here are some tips (other than starting small), based on the aptly titled book, "The Small Big: Small Changes That Spark Big Influence"
1️⃣ Just ask. ❓ Simply asking if they'd be willing to change is an obvious approach but seldom done. 😲 It's amazing what can happen when we candidly discuss the barriers we face and vocally commit to making a change.
2️⃣ Don't leave room for procrastination. 😒 We all know where procrastination leads... nowhere. 🙌 Make a commitment and make it now.
3️⃣ A sense of owing your future self can motivate self-change. ⌛️ And we're not talking about your future 90-year-old self, if they care about their future self 5 years from now... they should care about changing today.
4️⃣ Focus on similarities, remain approachable. 🙅♀️ You're not living an unobtainable, elitist lifestyle. 🤗 You're making changes that anyone can and should make today. 🤝 We are all in this together, ain't nobody got time for an "Us vs Them" mentality.
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This... is happening all over again ❤️ Our second generation of Forever Families is underway! (Go ahead and let out a shriek we did)
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