It’s a busy life we’re living in anno 2022. Most of us are working a full-time job, we’ve got about a trillion different hobbies, social obligations and we’re not even talking about the kids. Time’s a pretty rare these days and sometimes, one may ask why. Shouldn’t living be our main goal in life? Shouldn’t we be cherishing the little time we’ve got on this planet instead of rushing from one thing to another, from one day to the next?
More and more people are having that very same reflection and are starting to change their way of life. We’re privileging part-time jobs, we’re consciously opting for a bit of me-time every so often and we’re getting our priorities straight. What’s important in the grand scheme of things? What will we remember 30 years from now and what will we regret instead? The pandemic certainly played a big role in that shift of mindset, as during lockdown we certainly got aware of what’s really important in life and what’s not.
Convenient and good for the planet
With everything one’s got to do on a daily basis, groceries can be a bit of a fuss. Since the pandemic many of us also got more aware of the impact we’ve got as customers, meaning we’re trying to opt for zero waste and local options as often as possible. But sometimes, that does clash a bit with the fact that we’d like to spend as little time as possible doing our groceries run. Luckily, there’s a solution to everything and very soon you could be picking up your local, eco-conscious groceries at the train station when getting home from work.
Convenient and time efficient, the initiative comes from Belgian train company SNCB, who did a test run for the project earlier this year. People were apparently very keen to participate and the whole thing turned out to be a success. SNCB is now looking for new partners to participate in the program at 50 different train stations across the country. The goal is to find local farmers and artisans able to offer train travelers and other food enthusiasts the opportunity to order their groceries online in advance and then pick up their goods once they get back home from work or school.