You never fail webinar

326 days into my 365 Sustainable Decisions Challenge:

At work today, I did a webinar on how I never fail (Day 225). Just as I do here on Twitter and my blog, I shared my experiences and lessons learned, hoping that it helps you/them to become (even more) successful too.

#326 - Closing hole in sock

I think I remember my grandma telling me that closing holes in socks was very common in the past. And I have to say, it is hardly visible that they are repaired.

Staying on track

325 days into my 365 Sustainable Decisions Challenge:

My Challenge contains many small tasks that keep me busy. Working on them makes me feel like I'm heading straight towards my goal. However, every now and then I need to check where I'm actually going to make sure I don't miss any curve that brings me off my path.

#325 - Sticking alufoil behind heating to reflect heat and save energy

I have learned that aluminum foil behind a heating reflects the heat back into the room. This saves energy. And in my case, it is even more helpful as the heating is attached to the fridge (a strange decision in itself).

Conquering a mountain

324 days into my 365 Sustainable Decisions Challenge:

A while ago, I learned that some people want to walk up the Mount Everest. In this video, I explain how I conquer my mountain called "365 Sustainable Decisions Challenge" (Duration 1 min):

#324 - Boiling several eggs at once

When I boil eggs, I prefer to boil several at once, up to six: I eat one or two and put the rest in the fridge for the next few days. This saves time, water and energy.


323 days into my 365 Sustainable Decisions Challenge:

The left half of the picture is what I typically see when I look at a flower. That's why it was eyeopening when I turned 90°: it showed me how a small shift lets me discover things that from now on make me look at things completely differently.

#323 - Using videoconferencing instead of traveling

During the Corona crisis, we have no choice than to use videoconferencing to meet each other. But also in normal daily life, I use videoconferencing, so that I don’t have to travel everywhere.

Getting close to match point

322 days into my 365 Sustainable Decisions Challenge:

Until I was 18, I played tennis. In matches, I didn't get nervous when match point got closer. However, I have to admit that I do get excited about getting close to the end of my Challenge. Will it work out? So I'm now doing everything I can to make sure it will.

#322 - Gluing milk carton caps together to use as coaster

I’ve started gathering milk carton caps a while ago, because I was sure that one day, I would know how to upcycle them. And indeed, I glued them together to use them as coaster for my drink.

#321 - Making bin for bathroom from old newspapers

As I’m separating waste in the bathroom now too, I needed another bin. Instead of buying a new one, I decided to make one from old newspapers.

Getting one foot off the ground to move forward

320 days into my 365 Sustainable Decisions Challenge:

Whenever I stand on two legs, I feel stable. However, to move forward, I have to get one foot off the ground. This duck reminded me, there is no need to worry: it is possible to stand on one leg without toppling over. That's why I feel confident changing my habits.

#320 - Using waste bin without (plastic) bag

Earlier in this challenge, I have spoken about waste bins and their bags:

- flattening waste to reduce the number of required bags (#4)
- filling waste bags to reduce the number of required bags (#29)
- reusing bag for waste bin instead of throwing it away (#37)
- using only one bin in hotel (#59)

Furthermore, I use a bin without a bag when I throw something in that doesn’t make it dirty.

Upcoming summer holiday

319 days into my 365 Sustainable Decisions Challenge:

In a few weeks, I'll go on this year's summer holiday. I'm looking forward to it. This year, we won't be able to go on a cycle holiday, as I need to bring too much equipment for my Challenge. So the good news for you: I'll take you with me.

#319 - Closing nose to be able to eat something I really don't like instead of throwing it away

As a kid, I used to close my nose if I had to eat something I really didn’t like, because I then tasted less. I used this trick again to be able to eat a type of chocolate I bought as replacement for chocolate sprinkles, but really didn’t like (#296). I don’t want to throw it away of course.

Keeping my unpleasant feelings in

318 days into my 365 Sustainable Decisions Challenge:

Yesterday, I had lower energy than normally and wondered why. I then realized that I forgot what I learned in the past and shared with you on Day 281 about feeling unpleasant feelings. So I was just reminded how much energy it costs to keep the door closed.

#318 - Adopting magazines read by someone else first

Outside, I found a box with a lot of magazines that were read by someone and left outside for someone else to read. As they were exactly the magazines I’m interested in, I adopted the box. When I’ve finished reading them, I’ll again leave them for others to read.

Different flowers I found on a walk

317 days into my 365 Sustainable Decisions Challenge:

On Day 313 I shared that I walk the same route again and again. This time, I focused on flowers. I was surprised how beautiful they are and that I never noticed some of them the day before.

#317 - Making tray and templates for crafting from broken laundry basket

After having created a new laundry basket (#314), I wondered what to do with the old, broken one. As the sides contain nice flowers, I decided to cut these parts out and keep them as templates for crafting. Also, the bottom part is a perfect tray when carrying cutlery and plates.

Why I show the real me

316 days into my 365 Sustainable Decisions Challenge:

In this video, I share what I learned from the COVID-crisis about showing the real me. (Duration: 48 sec)