I hope to heal the world, one habit at a time. And you? 

I seem to have the ‘how not to waste ‘ DNA from a fairly young age… Using insect infected lentils as works of art is just one of the things I did to save 1kg of lentil being thrown away. 

But the ‘Go Green’ ‘ Save the Planet, ‘Earth Day ‘ slogans don’t need to be one day protest wonders. Here are some really simple things that if imbibed, promise a better tomorrow. 

Remember our children learn from us. Be the change you want to see around you.

Keep a small carton with 10 cloth shopping bags. Every time I take an unplanned stop to buy the juicy plums, glistening apples off the road or last minute dinner ingredients from the mall, I never have to take plastic.

I’m sure you’re a food junkie like me, so instead of throwing away all the plastic boxes post eating, I either use them as pots for plants or add sugar, rice and flour and donate to the homeless I see on the streets. 

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 Think twice before you pick a straw/ disposable spoon for your coffee, smoothie or shake. If you are still not sure, think of  @LeonardDiCaprio & the straw will fade away.

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   An average person using 10 paper cups per day in their lifetime is responsible for the cutting of over 100 trees.  So continue hydrating yourself with Tea, Coffee & Water, but instead try to keep a mug/glass/ sipper on your office desk so the water dispenser wastage is minimised. 

   Install a water saving nozzle to all the taps in your house. Their aerator technique helps waste almost 50% less water, in every use. 

Adapting these changes maybe a small step for man, but will prove to be a giant step for mankind. 

 

-Mansi Mehta 

#planet #earth #save #environment #leonardodicaprio #earthday #human #race #change #green #planetearth #campaign #celebrity #healtheworld #world #michaelJackson

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Here’s how you can shave off over 30 minutes from your daily commute.

As I sat in the middle of a bumper to bumper traffic, witnessing,  the choicest of words being hurled from the Audi driver to the two wheeler driver, incessant honking from those who can’t see the bottle neck and the pointless revving by the frustrated bus driver showing off his horse power, I wonder if any of us realise that it’s upto us whether we waste hours in a traffic jam , or reduce half our travel time daily.

Scowling yet curious?

I only have one word for you…. RESPECT

Respect Yourself: Think about it, most of the times the reason for jams is that we choose to behave like goons on the road- bullying the guy next to us, because we can.

Respect your Neighbour: Intruding into someone’s personal space at the workplace can lead to disciplinary action. So why should the road be any different? Keep enough space between cars to avoid scratches, bruises and unnecessary

Respect your Vehicle: Just like you would keep your Jimmy Choo’s away from any dirty, swampy ground, avoid driving your car on the wrong side or unpaved roads to get ahead of traffic.

So the next time you’re on the road, take a second to Pause. Reflect & Respect for a better, faster,safer drive.

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THIS FESTIVE SEASON,DON’T LEAVE THE HOUSE WITHOUT…

The weekend’s here! The social calendar is brimming with parties, events and card evenings! Juggling work, family, and parties can be quite exhausting! So here’s a few tips on how to be a Superwoman in this series of – Don’t leave the house without…

#Popping your Multivitamin– With a fast life come many challenges. Easiest way to overcome this is to stay on top of your health. And it doesn’t get easier than taking a multivitamin. All purpose vitamins are supplements to our daily diet, replenishing  minerals that we are missing out on.

#Burning an Aromatherapy oil diffuser in the house-Hectic lifestyle means our body is working 24×7 with too little sleep to help the body repair itself for the next day. The key here, is to walk into a room full of your favourite aroma, as this helps relax your senses and body. This also ensures however short your sleep is, it’s most refreshing, making sure your next day starts with a bang. ( Here’s my favorite )

#Picking out your clothes for the next day– Admit it ladies, staring at your cupboard for 5 mins every morning can save you many a stress attacks. Deciding your clothes for the next day is an attempt to make your morning-wardrobe decision free.

#A party hard/ hangover cure medicine- So while all nights are not wild nights, they have a habit of creeping up on us. Hangover cure medicines are a lifesaver in these situations. Take them before or during the party depending on the instructions on your med.

#Keeping 2 litres of water by your bedside– Does the following register a bell? Enter house, throw heels, wear night suit, collapse into bed. Getting up from the bed to get a bottle of water at that time is not an option. But a good night’s party best friend is hydration. Get all the alcoholic toxins out of the body for a hangover free morning.

#Grabbing a byte– Never leave the home hungry, with our constant jammed roads, it takes a minimum 30 minutes to get anywhere. Between getting ready and actually eating home at your host’s your stomach can be empty for 90 minutes or more. Drinking on an empty stomach is only for the champions. Mere mortals like us need to ensure a lined stomach to avoid the ill effects of a Night Out.

#Hot water shower– It is a myth that cold water helps you wake up. The best thing that you can do to rejuvenate your body is to have a hot/warm water bath. The steam helps the body relax by taking the stress toxins out, making the whole experience more therapeutic and you a fully recharged person. A hot shower specially in summers, makes you feel cooler as the temperature is nearer to your environment.

#Make up removing wipes– Why waste your sleep time trying to keep your skin free of make up?  Make your drive back productive by carefully and gently  removing the toxins from your skin. Now that’s one less thing to do when you get back home!( Buy My choice of wipes here )

Hard working professional by day and Queen Bee of the party by night will no longer be an ordeal. So get cracking, and make sure you have all the ingredients for a great festive season!

-MANSI MEHTA

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