Steps to take if you are not ready to go vegan just yet.

Many of you are very interested in going vegan but for one reason or another, you cannot really bring yourself to make a big change in your life at this moment.

I know what you mean because it took me 11 months to go from a vegetarian to a full-blown vegan. I had to take many steps before I was ready to fully commit to this lifestyle.

Some of you may even think that going completely vegan is not something you want to do… ever, and that’s your choice. But you can change just a little bit and live a more compassionate life without being uncomfortable.

We all start somewhere and today I want to share with you a few tips that will help you take that first step towards a more animal-friendly life.

Here are my 4 best tips for you:

  • Incorporate more plant-based foods into your diet. Instead of having eggs try a tofu scramble or go with plant-based milk instead of dairy.
  • If you really want to buy real fur, leather, silk, suede and wool, visit a second-hand shop and buy clothes made out of animal skin there. That way you are not paying for an animal to be skinned as you are buying something old but still usable. I also wrote a post with 5 great benefits of buying clothes second-hand that you can read here.
  • One of the best ways to stop contributing to animal testing is by supporting vegan and cruelty-free brands. You can find a list of V+CF brands here and may I say, they are pretty awesome and you would not believe that most of your faves are already animal-friendly!
  • Instead of paying for a visit to an animal prison (aka the ZOO and aquariums), you are more than welcome to visit sanctuaries, shelters and rescue centres. If you want to see animals up close might as well see the happy ones and not the ones who were kidnapped.

I understand that going vegan seems scary or undesirable to you at the moment, but don’t let that stop you from making small steps towards a kinder life.

As Colleen Patrick-Goudreau says, it’s not that you can make a difference; it’s that you DO make a difference. It just depends what kind of difference you are making.

If you want to be inspired to go even further at some point and make even more positive difference, please follow me on Instagram where I share daily tips and inspiration.

Tanja

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