Sustainaluxe Resolutions for the New Year

A new year is moments away. If you’re looking to do something new, better or differently in 2016, how about resolving to incorporate at least one sustainable habit or act into your lifestyle? Sorted by our blog hashtag categories, read on for easy suggestions designed to help jump-start your 2016 commitment to living a sustainable, luxury lifestyle…

#eyeofthebeholder – Get to know the beauty and skin-care products taking up room on your shelf and in your shower. Resolve to read labels and purchase future products  from companies like Beautycounter (known for their Never List of toxic and harmful ingredients you won’t find in any of their products). A google search will reveal many great cosmetics and skin care lines out there that care about the ingredients they are adding to their products.

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#habitat – Start off the new year by pledging to have a less toxic home in 2016.  Cleaning products are some of the worst culprits. Seek out products by Method and The Honest Company. Companies like these are committed to social responsibility and creating quality products that don’t contain ingredients proven to be harmful to people or planet.

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#lookwhowemet – Find someone who inspires you. It can be anyone – a friend, family member,  celebrity, public figure, or a blogger. Having someone you look up to, with a personal style and lifestyle choices you admire, can inspire and motivate you to make positive changes. Never underestimate the power of a great muse.

#museworthy – Educate yourself on simple things you can do to become more sustainable. Read, read, and read! Google like crazy. How can you better your community, an individual, an organization or your own lifestyle? Bookmark ethical muse’s Genuine Muse blog. We have tons of inspiration planned for our readers in 2016.

#ontheroadagain – When traveling for business or pleasure, resolve to book your stay at an eco-friendly hotel, or one that practices elements of sustainability. There’s a rise in sustainable luxury boutique hotels across the world. Even the larger luxury chains are making changes towards sustainable guest offerings. A quick internet search will offer options for places to book your next stay.

Sentinel Hotel#youvegotthelook – When it comes to fashion, buy with purpose. Be mindful of your choices. We love the concept of the 30-wear rule created by Lucy Siegle and Livia Firth. Before you purchase, ask yourself  “Will I wear this at least 30 times?” If the answer is yes, it’s worth your investment. One caveat ethical muse adds to this rule…don’t just base it on whether you like the item enough and have opportunities to wear it 30 times, make sure the quality will last through 30 wears too.

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#warrior – Work hard in 2016 to sustain your body, mind and soul. Commit to a fitness routine that works with your body and your lifestyle. Be realistic about your choice and your commitment. Practice mindfulness, incorporate meditation into your day, lighten your sugar intake or switch from soda to green tea. Little tweaks here and there can make a world of difference and lead to even more changes down the line.

#whatsonthemenu – Purchase local and organic as often as possible. You are not only sustaining your health by putting fresher locally grown food into your body, you are supporting local businesses and sustaining that community, wherever in the world you may be.

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Join us in popping that cork, raising a glass and toasting to living a lifestyle of sustainable luxury in 2016. Cheers!

#awareness #choices #nojudgement #sustainaluxe