When you invest in your own well-being, the importance of which I’ve talked about before, try to support local businesses. I know it’s not always possible, but when you can, it’s a good idea to do so. It’s a way to support the local community, and you might make a valuable connection that will support you too.
I live in a small village, and I do my best to shop locally for products and services. I see a lot of people driving to the city for products and services despite having skilled people locally. If everyone does that, the small communities won’t survive. I want my community to survive and prosper, plus I also like connecting with locals 🙂 So I go local when I can.
When doing this I get:
- a nice conversation
- to know about events and other things going
- make new acquaintances
- talk about what I do
- help keep the community alive
- make use of the local talent
On Monday, I had an appointment for a cut and colour at a local salon, and ended up getting more:
- hair treatment
- scalp massage
- a cup of tea and chocolate
Another thing about going local instead of going to a big city: It’s often cheaper (if that’s important to you). I got all this for the price of a big city salon haircut, and I would bet I got better service.
Do you support your local community?
Let me know how you do this
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