Number 125 on my adventure list – watch 1 documentary a month for an entire year – inspired me to make some big changes.
There were a few busier months where I didn’t watch a documentary, but I am still counting this goal as complete since I watched a total of 13. After I watched each one, I summed up one or two main points that I wanted to apply to my own life. Looking back on this list, I’m happy to say that several changes I made really stuck.
From The Human Experiment I watched over a year ago, I decided to reduce my use of plastic kitchen containers, as well as make my own green cleaners. Today, we have mostly glass food containers. I also use my own green cleaners, made mainly from vinegar, baking soda, and essential oils.
For the most part, we have been eating much healthier after watching Forks over Knives and Sugar Coated.
After watching Tiny and Minimalism, I was inspired to reduce clutter, and I did! (However, I still wasn’t at the point I wanted to be until I completed Marie Kondo’s “Konmari method” this January and February, which I will be blogging about soon.)
There are some other ideas from these documentaries that are still a work in progress. After watching Life 2.0, I wanted to spend less time wasting time online or watching TV, and more time living. This is something I am still working on. I am also still trying to find my “exercise flow” after watching Happy. My takeaway from watching GMO OMG was a renewed interest in starting my own garden.
Watching these films probably wasn’t my sole reason for making changes since I chose documentaries about topics I was already interested in. However, I did get some solid ideas on how to get started. It was also a fun way to get some more information (but be sure to do your own research after watching.)
What’s the most life-changing documentary you’ve ever watched?