The demands of modern living can be overwhelming. Simple and straightforward lifestyles are in short supply. Rates are rising of people living with stress and anxiety, and many people understandably wish for an escape from all the noise and chaos of modern society. The answer could be adopting a more natural lifestyle, where you can find respite, gain perspective, and gain a newfound appreciation for all things big and small. How could you enjoy a more natural lifestyle today and feel more centered? Keep reading for three ideas.
Live with Nature
If you’ve been considering moving abroad, relocate to a place where you can immerse yourself in nature. Be as ambitious as possible in doing this. Research the stunning environments that it’s possible to live in. The Scotland and US have some of the most stunning landscapes imaginable. I recently came across the stunning Park City communities in Utah. There’s a development there called Benloch Ranch and their stunning homes work with the area’s natural beauty. There are rivers, trails, and parks right on your doorstep. Alternatively the Highlands of Scotland, especially Glencoe have some stunning individual rural cottages. Enjoy a world of wonderful mountain living daily. Explore your affinity for nature with a tight-knit community. Discover some new outdoor hobbies. Choose the optimal site for your dream home.
Consider if a big change to your reality is right for you. Ask yourself if an urban environment with occasional countryside breaks is enough if you live in a city. Then you can benefit from others’ company and the amenities in the area, and enjoy your privacy in nature at your leisure. Know that you do not have to sacrifice one lifestyle for the other and can instead strike a healthy balance between them.
Refine Tech Usage
Think about the role technology has in your life. Decide if it helps or hinders your efforts to lead a more natural lifestyle.Acknowledge the essential status of smartphones and do not get rid of tech altogether. Focus instead on cutting back the hours you spend using these devices. Mute certain words on your social media sites that cause distress or distractions. Delete your account entirely if you feel that you would be better off doing so.
Try only to use your tech for fulfilling certain tasks, such as sending important messages or conducting important research. Respect your tech as a learning tool. Do not underestimate the power of a Google search. Watch tutorial videos or take online courses on agriculture or gardening that might inform your new natural lifestyle better.
Be confident when taking on DIY projects. Learn about woodworking so that you can repair household appliances or make furniture. Read about how many people turned to DIY for something to do during the lockdown. Adopt a similar perspective. Appreciate the experience as a way to stimulate your brain, be productive, and learn new things. Expect to find a cathartic escape through your work.
Be proud of the DIY projects you complete, and do not let the ones you fail stop you from trying again. Track your progress and recognise your accomplishments over time. Take on new challenges as your skills advance. Do not settle for making things yourself. Be resourceful in securing your materials. Consider recycling bits of old furniture or repurposing them into something new. Flex your creative muscles, and your DIY projects will have more depth. Enjoy your added finesse as a DIY enthusiast.
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