It certainly has – our house move was put on pause, and for a while I wasn’t quite sure where home was. Fortunately, I unpacked all our boxes, and found that comforting connection again.
Never before have we had to spend so much time in our own homes. For many this has allowed us to press pause and reflect on some of the ways we usually live. We caught up with Besma Whayeb, founder of sustainable fashion and lifestyle blog Curiously Conscious and digital community platform Ethical Influencers. Besma shared with us some of her own experiences and tips on how to be sustainable during lockdown.
Life continues like normal for the most part – I usually work from home – but I’ve spent some of the extra time that I would usually use for meetings and events on investing in the future of my work. That means technical updates, future planning, and more – all will be revealed soon!
I believe each person is different, so it’s worth assessing the habits you have, and making small improvements here and there. Use a lot of energy? Switch to renewable energy provider. Create a lot of waste? Try avoiding plastic wrap, or start composting.
Give yourself permission to be alone, especially if you’re sharing your home during lockdown. My boyfriend and I take breaks in different rooms, and my favourite place to go when I’d like a little quiet time is the bath. Candles, bath salts, the lot – we all deserve a pamper.
The quote I love to share through Ethical Influencers is: No-one can influence everyone, but everyone can influence someone. We all have role models, people we look up to, and people whose actions matter. So whether that’s your grandma, your neighbour, or someone online, believe in their positive influence and enjoy following their lead.
I have one of these beautiful jars on my beauty counter, which holds my washable cotton rounds.
Yala Jewellery holds a special place in my heart, and I love my pair of brass earrings.