Last night I was going through my to do list and checking off a few things I had researched for some of my clients and I realised just how different whole life sustainability looks between people.
Whole life sustainability should cover all areas of your life, your mental, physical, and financial well-being, the planets well-being, your direct and indirect community.
For one person it is help in figuring out how to overcome the challenges their disability brings. significant sight loss and memory issues due to traumatic brain injury. Learning how to cook meals that are nutritious, home made and affordable, working out a system that allows them to remember what to do when and how. Budgeting and saving even though the income is very low. And being able to find affordable ways to go out and meet new people and join clubs to ensure isolation doesn’t take over.
Another client has recently lost her job and is suddenly on significantly reduced earnings. Because of this and because of her skill set we have worked out a barter system, I am getting help with a few big jobs that I haven’t been able to do on my own and she is getting my help fixing her budget, kick-starting her garden into producing some of the more expensive crops (mixed salad anyone?) and some super easy, super rewarding ones that give lots and lots of food over a long growing season (hello courgette!) which in turn reduces her dependency on shops.
What areas of your life are not sustainable as they are now? What would help you make them sustainable and what would you need to get started on this?