You want to improve your karma and actively try to collect new karma points? Then you've come to the right place! We live in a time in which we have to deal with dozens of massive societal and ecological problems that we ourselves have created. No one has to save the world on their own - but we can all contribute every day to making life on earth much more pleasant for all living beings. Whether we're holding the door open for someone or simply introducing a friend to a new, future-oriented lifestyle.
In this contribution I would like to show you now, what karma is at all and how you can do something for the karma in the everyday life on social or ecological level! In addition, you will learn how you, almost in passing, develop into a better person. Let's go!
What is karma anyway?
In dictionaries, karma is commonly referred to as "the action determining the form of a person's rebirth, or the present destiny conditioned by past action". designated.
This is a Buddhist principleThe first is that every action has a consequence that can be seen in a person's present life or even after his or her possible rebirth.
In my view, this is primarily about human values such as appreciation, respect, helpfulness, solidarity or gratitude. Values that each of us would describe as human. All actions that contradict such values, in turn, endanger your karma account. In short: you will reap what you sow.
Tip: For more sayings feel free to check out my collection with Quotes About Karma view
Improve karma with these 10 tips
So we ourselves are responsible for what happens to us in life. Then let's not flare up for a long time. Maybe you have something to do well, or maybe you're just basically trying to become a better person. Either way, this is a wise decision. The following ideas will definitely help you improve your karma. Good luck!
1. do not throw away food
Worldwide, about 1.3 billion tons of the food produced is thrown away every year.₁ At the same time, however, almost 11 percent of all people on earth go hungry.₂ So it seems only logical that you can improve your karma, by appreciating the food on your plate, as well as its production and transport process.
For example, try to consciously plan your shopping for the coming week - and stick to it strictly to avoid impulse purchases that could end up in the trash can later. In a more detailed post, you'll learn many more tips to help you achieve your personal Reduce food waste.
Tip: There are also countless Tips to make your food last even longer. Feel free to try them out!
2. go donate blood
Blood is unique and cannot be replaced by other substances. Therefore you are most likely to save the lives of others through your blood donationthat depend on your blood. Just inform yourself with the help of a sustainable search engine about the nearest blood donation opportunities in your area.
Even more karma points: Do you already have an organ donor card? If you have a fatal accident, you automatically give permission for your organs to be used to save other people's lives. You can get it from your health insurance company or the pharmacy around the corner, for example.
3. make your garden a paradise
You can also earn karma points by being natural! For example in your own, preferably sustainable garden. Abandon gray gravel roads at your own house and create the basis for a paradise full of life with birds and dozens of other animals. By providing them with nesting opportunities and food supply, you can improve your karma - and quite incidentally the restful birdsong and bustle in the garden from the Hammock observe
How exactly you create a garden paradise, you will learn in the detailed article about the Creation of a bird friendly garden.
4. repair something instead of throwing it away
Stop! Before you throw your shoes in the garbage can, you should take them to the cobbler again. They make a living out of it and can fit you with a new sole for a few euros, for example. And if your smartphone is broken again: just have it repaired instead of buying a new one. Respect the valuable, rare earths in the device - and the hard work required to win them. Because respect and appreciation create karma points!
Book Tip: Appropriate to this I can warmly recommend the book The culture of repair to the heart.
5. eat a plant-based diet
I really can not think of a more meaningful actthan the personal conversion to a plant-based diet. For your dietary habits no longer need animals in the Factory farming are kept in cramped cages, mistreated and finally killed. Also at the Deforestation of the rainforests for the production of soy meal as animal feed and for the creation of pasture land, you are no longer involved. This in turn counteracts the global Species extinction against. And since more plants are thus available for our direct consumption, you also contribute to the Stop world hunger.
I can go on with this list forever! Look at the best the continuing article Reasons for veganism on! You'll be swimming in karma points if you take the step to vegan eating.
Tip: If you're not yet motivated enough to eat a conscious plant-based diet, be sure to check out these vegan documentaries view!
6. use green electricity
The devices in your household need to be charged in order to function. Ideally, the electricity for this should come from sustainable sources like Wind, water or solar energy and not from too CO2-coal or radioactive nuclear power. Switching from conventional to environmentally friendly electricity providers is really easy and will improve your karma. Above all, because your electricity does not require people to risk their lives underground, nor does it require the destruction of settlement areas or natural landscapes. You also make the dangerous storage of nuclear waste over thousands of years superfluous.
You can learn more about this in the article about Green electricity.
Tip: Be sure to check out my post about natural resources to learn more about a resource-saving everyday life!
7. adopt a dog from the shelter
Instead of buying an animal from a kennel, you can simply visit the local animal shelter and adopt a dog, cat or mouse. This way you relieve the animal shelter and can make another living being extremely happy.
Alternatively, you can also volunteer at the shelter. Support is always needed - whether you're walking, petting or cleaning up. Learn more in the article Help animals in everyday life.
8. take a vacation at home
Surely the vacation in Germany is also already a Conclusion from the Corona pandemic! However, not only in these precarious times, but quite generally, you should more recreation time in our beautiful country plan. This way you avoid climate-damaging flights by plane and at the same time you can discover the local nature for little money.
Let you gladly from the most extraordinary destinations in Germany inspire to earn even more karma points
Notice: At the latest when you think about the fact that 90 percent of the people on our planet have never seen the inside of an airplane₃, you should understand what a comfortable life situation you are in if you even have the chance to get on a plane.
9. start a CleanUp
People who throw trash into the environment will lose karma points. This is because they contribute to About one million seabirds and 135,000 seabirds die each year due to our plastic mania.₄
Do better and create positive karma by organize a Beach CleanUp or regularly Plogging operate. You simply collect the trash that others have made. This makes for a more aesthetically pleasing environment and saves animal lives!
10. consciously avoid waste
It is even better if the waste is not created in the first place. Because even if the rumor circulates, we Germans are absolutely no recycling world champions. In 2015, for example, 13.65 percent was shipped to countries such as Malaysia, China or India₅ - this waste is considered recycled and unfairly prettifies the recycling rate.
For example, to improve your karma, you can get a large stainless steel water bottle and drink tap water from it in the future. You won't need plastic bags anymore either if you simply go shopping with a reusable jute bag.
In these continuing articles you will learn much more about the Zero Waste Lifestyle experienced
- Zero Waste for Beginners
- Living plastic-free - Here's how
- Plastic waste documentaries
- Zero Waste at the Festival
- How the plastic waste destroys the environment
Book Tip: For sure then my first book "Plastic-free for beginners" something for you!
11. become a food sharer
You can prevent food waste not only in your own household, but in other businesses as well. As a food sharer, you'll be rescuing food from bakeries, cafes, and restaurants that would otherwise throw their remaining but still extremely delicious goods in the trash can. You would not believe how much Money you save with it and how many neighbors and needy people you can make happy with it.
If you also want to collect karma points as a food sharer, you can read about it in the post about the Food Sharing inform about how this works.
12. respect your clothes
Fashion from sustainable fabrics is a good step. But it's no use if we continue to consume without restraint. By treating your clothes in a sustainable and respectful way, you save an incredible amount of virtual water and packaging waste. At the same time, you free the people who have to sew cheap fashion in dirty, cramped factory halls from their constraints - and save natural resources. Look out for the Fairtrade seal on fashion items, for example, and consciously buy second-hand fashion from time to time.
In the detailed article about the Slow Fashion Movementyou'll learn exactly how to be environmentally conscious with your clothing.
13. renounce disposable products
If you leave trash in the environment, you can never be sure what will happen to it afterwards. Perhaps a sea turtle will die from your Sixpack ringwho just helped you for a few minutes to carry the beer to the beach. Or maybe a fledgling will be your Plastic straw doomed because his parents used him as nesting material. All this has already happened.
So if you want to earn karma points and not lose them, it's better to avoid such scenarios in advance. Avoid unnecessary waste by choosing reusable alternatives.
14. actively supported other people
You can help people indirectly by vegan diet contribute on a daily basis to the Stop climate change. But others also depend on your help in a direct way. You can, for example, take on a reading sponsorship to read books to children on a regular basis. Or how about bringing a homeless person outside the mall some fruit and something to drink from the store? It's also the little things that improve your karma.
Let you with pleasure in the contribution of dozens of good deeds in everyday life inspire.
Tip: In the same way can also Animal welfare organizations steadily need your support! You can read more in the linked article.
15. be grateful for what you have
It costs nothing to be grateful for what you have - or for what others give you. But it simply changes everything for the better. Make others laugh or provide other positive things in their lives. Return the favor when someone has done something good for you. And why not write a postcard to your loved ones or give someone a special gift?
In the sustainable Gifts Shop you will surely find something suitable.
Tip: Let you also still like a bit of the Collection with quotes about humanity inspire.
Collect karma points through human behavior
Thoughts shape your words. Words shape your actions. Actions form your habits. Habits form your character. And character shapes your destiny. The principle of karma is relatively simple. It is just as simple to do something for karma on a daily and even casual basis.
I hope that I could help you with this article to improve your karma. Do you have questions or tips to collect even more karma points? Then feel free to write me a comment!
PS: Are you bothered by a grievance in our society that you want to change for the better? Then simply start a petition to do something about it. At Start online petition you will learn more about it!
₁ German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety: What is food waste? Facts and tips. https://t1p.de/28m2. [07.07.2020].
₂ Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e. V.: Hunger - extent, spread, causes. Frequently asked questions on the topic (as of July 15, 2019). https://t1p.de/ferb. [07.07.2020].
₃ Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland e.V. (BUND). (BUND): The true cost of flying: climate killers. https://t1p.de/b085. [07.07.2020].
₄ NABU - Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V.: Plastic waste and its consequences. https://t1p.de/tykc. [07.07.2020].
₅ Maak, S.; Bündnis 90/Die Grünen: Deutschland ist nicht Recyclingweltmeister (Stand: 18.01.2019).https://t1p.de/jmm8. [07.07.2020].