In any great haste to improve our behaviour it can be so easy to get lost in the urgency and lose the focus required to move ahead.
When faced with the very real emergency of climate change and the need for immediate changes on a personal and global level, the pressures of the challenge feel enormous. Climate change anxiety and a truly frightened reaction is totally understandable.
This New Scientist article gives advice on coping with eco-anxieties and ideas of how to direct nervous energy constructively.
As with any sizeable challenge we need to tackle this in manageable steps ,and stopping regularly to rest and re-evaluate. Martyn Joseph sings here of letting ourselves find quiet amid the noise of the battle. Taking time to rest gives us a chance to find the strength we need to stand up against the challenge again and again. And we are going to need all that strength.
It is important to remember that the weight of this responsibility doesn't rest on your shoulders alone, we will all have to do our part to make real change. We can achieve a lot by inspiring others with our actions and by sharing our ideas and influence. If you have taken action - big or small - that you think might inspire others, please share it with us via our Sustainability Wins page. If you have seen something that can be improved in the Harborough area but don't want to be the one that makes the suggestion, feel free to drop us an email and we will open up the conversation ourselves. firstname.lastname@example.org
Any and every effort is valid. It all accumulates.