Hello and welcome to natural living tips for beginners at Naturoler! Follow our tips below to start your natural living journey.
Before you start however, consider, what is natural living?
Natural living means different things to different families. To some it means reducing digital screen time in kids and eating only organic food or maybe just less processed food. Maybe it means taking responsible holidays and contributing more to the environment or maybe reducing clutter and living more in the moment.
At Naturoler we define natural living as living in a more natural way. By that we mean living more simply. We aim to use less in the way of chemicals, preservatives, additives or processing.
In the day to day this means using less manmade products such as plastic and polyester and therefore using more natural products such as wood, glass, cotton and silk. It means eating less processed food and more whole unadulterated foods. It means being surrounded by less stuff but loving everything we do have. Doing less but enjoying it more.
For our children it means raising them to be mindful of the joy in the everyday (which comes naturally to them!) and showing them how to be aware of the environment around them. We want them to learn discernment so that as they grow they are able to confidently make informed choices, to show grace and to respect everyone and everything around them. No biggies then!
For every family there is a different part of natural living that is most important to them.
Now if you are new to natural living it may seem like a daunting task to look at and address every aspect of your lives. There are a whole lot of things that you can change. Don’t worry and only do one thing at a time!
Don't change anything yet though!
Where we live/what we breathe, what we buy and where, essential oils, natural cleaners, meditation (the benefits have been proven but is it a practical option for everyone), ethical clothes, ecotourism are all luxuries that come once we have a sound stable base and space to breathe.
Look at what you eat and where you buy it from. Make these 6 simple changes:
Once you’ve mastered these natural living tips (they will have the biggest impact on your diet) then start changing the recipes you use for dinner - making them healthier and increasing your fruit/veg intake - suggestions here.
If this seems a lot to start then don’t worry, start slowly (or there will be a revolt) and it will get easier with time. Some days will be good and some not so good, you will have meals that are rejected and meals that are loved but stay strong and know that you are doing your ‘job’ of providing healthy nutritious food and don’t stress if it takes time to be accepted. Follow these simple suggestions and you’ll find you should feel healthier.
3. Reduce Clutter - A starting point!
Here at Naturoler we are trying to address all issues for the whole family so mind, body and soul. Basically if there is anything that can help to make the family unit stronger and each individual healthier and happier we will try to address it. And if we haven't done it already then just ask us to try!
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