Ok, we have good news and bad news. Ever heard of the whole ‘it takes 21 days to break a habit’? Well, it’s a bunch of bullshit. But all is not lost. No, there’s one big, shiny, silver lining because now, you’re unrestrained by time. You can go cold turkey and just fucking get on with it.
We all have something deep down we want to change – especially when it comes to the environment. We feel guilty for the things we know we should do, but don’t. We feel guilty, but we shrug it away because it’s easy to let ourselves off the hook. To break a habit, you need to be hard on yourself. There’s no magic solution or easy way out because changing deep rooted habits is quite frankly, boring and difficult. It’s hard getting up to exercise, giving up smoking, crack, chips or watching The Bachelor. If it was easy, the self help industry would be out of work and we’d all be twiddling our thumbs in perfection.
In the Unfucker spirit, choose one bad habit and stick to changing it successfully. Don’t do it half assed – you’re better than that. Stop being a lazy recycler, swear off disposable coffee cups, stop using the dryer, ditch plastic. Whatever you choose, be honest with yourself and choose something that is realistic for you to do.
Look out into the world and see what you can do to fix it. Grab the environment by the balls and do something.