Storytelling is one of the ways that we share our experiences. It can come in many shapes and sizes, but ultimately it can be part of the way that people change their behaviour – by learning from stories.
I’m not necessarily talking about story books – although a lot of those have great morals to share. I’m talking about the stories we share with each other every day; experiences that we tell our friends and family. Maybe you’re at the park with your kids and their friends talking to other parents, maybe you’re catching up with an old friend for coffee, maybe you’re even just sharing what happened during your day over dinner with your family – telling others about your experiences can help open their eyes to possibilities.
So, once you’ve started making changes in your life make sure you share the experiences! Don’t be shy! If you’re excited about some of these amazing changes you’ve made, explain how you made the changes and how your life has improved for the better. These stories will help others learn about the possibilities but also break down the stigma that the changes are hard.
And there are other great ways to spread the word. Social media is a great way to share with family and friends. Make a Facebook post about your mason jar obsession. Tweet articles that you’re reading online about climate change. Tumblr has some amazing gardening hashtags to follow. Instagram has the most amazing zero waste community. (And if you do, start using the hashtag #52togreen to connect!)
Looking to take it a step further? Start blogging about your journey! That’s how this website started, after all. Keeping an online journal that you can share with others is a great way to let people know what you’re up to, but also so you can look back and see all the amazing changes that you’ve made over the year.