I was thinking this morning, “I wonder how many people are wasteful in their day to day activities?”. This question then brought me to the thought that the things that we are wasteful at now will end up hurting us when we need to conserve our resources. Many people take for granted that if they run out of something, for example peanut butter, that they can easily run to the grocery store or corner market and buy some. This thought process will need to change quickly in the event of a major natural or man-made disaster. What you have is what you will survive off of. This brings me back to my original question, how wasteful are each of us in our daily activities? I bet there is at least one thing you are guilty of overusing. For many of us I’m guessing that would be water. Do you keep the faucet running while you brush your teeth? If so, think of how much water you are wasting while not using it! Do you fill your cereal bowl to the rim with milk? What if you cut back to just half a bowl? Less is more, be mindful of what you are consuming.
Do you love your morning coffee run? You are in your routine of going thru the drive-thru of your favorite coffee stand to get your morning cup of wake-up, but how much extra gas, time and money are you using? Think about it for minute. What if you made that cup in your home and brought it in a travel mug? The things and tastes you have become accustomed to will disappear after a natural disaster. Try to make little changes in your daily life so when something big happens it won’t be such a shock to you and you will be better at rationing your resources.