Making the choice to become a vegetarian is not one that should be made lightly. It’s not the most difficult life change you could possibly make, but it’s certainly not an easy one. After deciding to cut out meat or even to go full vegan, there’s an odd time period where you’ll flip back and forth between excitement for your new life and disappointment that it’s not your old life, but eventually you’ll shift fully toward one option of the two. That’s why celebrating your commitment is so important. Why is that exactly? Let’s discuss.
People enjoy eating for a wide variety of options. Naturally you have the need to stay alive, which is always nice, but then you get to more personal reasons like the need to eat when bored, the need to eat when depressed, the need to eat when the TV is on, etc. For me, I most enjoy eating when I’m with a friend or a group of friends at a restaurant or someone’s house and food has become an event. I enjoy the community aspect of food more than the food itself (sometimes), so for me, finding that positive feeling is important with my food.
Error. Page cannot be displayed. Please contact your service provider for more details. (21)Let me explain that a bit more there. People are naturally inclined to do things that bring them personal fulfillment in some way and specifically love outward recognition for this. They like to see something tangible for their work or sacrifice, otherwise it may be difficult to really feel worth it in the first place. Sure, a good deed’s reward is having done a good deed, I get that, but how many people actually follow that logic?
Enter the celebratory anniversary of becoming and staying vegetarian/vegan/whatever. This adds in a definite reward that can be seen, experienced, and referenced as time goes by. You ask any vegetarian or vegan and I will guarantee that they can tell you almost to the exact day how long they’ve lived that lifestyle. This isn’t necessarily just a means of being smug (in some cases, sure). Rather, this is genuine enjoyment from knowing when a life changing event took place and celebrating the continuation of this change. That’s absolutely a positive!