Thanks to the internet, information continues to be more and more readily accessible on an international scale. Celebrities, politicians, businesses and even good ole Trump, can't avoid the apparent transparency that the internet creates. The surge of information has immensely affected how everyday people view just about everything, from what makeup to purchase to which countries to travel to.
In this evolution of change, social consciousness is beginning to take centre stage. Many have the desire to put their consciousness into action, but simply unaware of where to start. Here are 5 simply ways to be a more socially-conscious person.
1. CHOOSE YOUR CIRCLE WISELY
"Your energy can become stagnant by hanging around people who don't want to grow" - lalah delia // start becoming more aware of whom you allow into your space - if someone doesn't align with you energetically, then they aren't meant to be in your space. This isn't to imply that one person is better than the next, but rather that we are all on different frequencies and we have to be aware of this when choosing who we spend time with.
I know, I know, you've probably had this recommendation a million times, but the truth is that even simply sitting for 15 minutes in silence, gives time for your brain to rejuvenate. It creates the clarity needed for awareness and movement in the right direction.
3. GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY
Don't simply sit behind a computer ranting about the unfair things happening in the world - get up + lend a hand. Support not-for-profit events, maybe a fellow female small business owner, support your local sporting clubs that help keep kids active, etc, etc. Every single action makes a difference.
4. TAKE TIME FOR SELF-CARE
I'm always thinking "DON'T FORGET ABOUT YOURSELF" (I know I just said get involved in the community, but it's all about balance). There is so much going on in the world, that we can become overwhelmed and drained by it all. Remember to take at least one day out the week, to relax, light some incense and love yourself. Use one day to recharge and make sure you're in a place of happiness.
5. PRACTICE CONSCIOUS CONSUMERISM
Last, but definitely not least, start becoming more conscious of the products you buy and consume. Start supporting businesses that focus on social responsibility, sustainability, environmental-friendliness, clean beauty etc, like Ayune Hair. Your decisions not only impact you, but many others on a global scale.
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