When you hear the words “natural living” what comes to mind?
To many, especially those who have never experienced living by natural means, when posed with this question, have visions of people who live extreme lifestyles or who live life in frugality or extreme restrictions. Thankfully neither of these thought processes are accurate.
Natural living is where one makes choices that are truly “pure” as it exists in nature, without chemicals, artificial ingredients and preservatives, additives and processing. Living a natural lifestyle results in better care of our bodies, improved health and improved living environments. This lifestyle is truly low impact on people and the planet.
Key benefits of natural living include:
o Improved health resulting from healthier foods, healthier cosmetics, skin care and toiletries.
o Improved living environment resulting from reduced toxin exposure, safer and green cleaning products and more.
o Reduced environmental impact resulting from less package processing and healthier work environments.
o Financial savings resulting from self-made products, supporting of local organizations, and less need to purchase products.
One key element to note is that living the natural lifestyle is more than just buying products labeled “natural” or “organic”. The sad truth is that when it comes to the food industry, there is little mention of the truths of how toxic our food has become. The natural living lifestyle encompasses all facets of one’s life.
A natural lifestyle will look different for everyone, based on your individual circumstances, needs, income, community and many other factors. In many cases, you may have already started the process, such as buying more fruits and vegetables, drinking more water and less soda, or by walking more. There is nothing wrong with starting slow and taking small steps. Each step can build upon the other, and benefits will result. Natural living involves finding the points of moderation that can be incorporated into our daily lives to fit our personal needs.
To start living the natural lifestyle, take some time to evaluate your current lifestyle. Identify what “natural living” is to you and what you want to gain from this lifestyle change. Consider your circumstances and what realistic choices can be made and be able to maintain.
With Natural Living being a key element of our blog, moving forward there will be significant information on various topic’s to help you on your natural living journey. Everything from health related articles, natural cleaning and laundry, essential oils, recipes, and do-it-yourself projects and more. We look forward to seeing you and joining your natural living journey!