In our pursuit of health, one often determines that it is essential to get back to a more “natural living” in the process. Simply put, in order to become better controlled and healthier as an individual, one must understand how to operate and move through the world in a sustainable, healthy way. Like with all beings, both living and non-living, there is a system that exists around us. If we are to master ourselves, we must work at mastering this system as well.
Here are a few simple tips to maintaining oneself in today’s world.
Number 1. Choose Whole Foods
First, you must nourish and provide yourself with the fuel it needs to take on challenges. Although food exists in plenty supply, much of the variety we may find on the grocery store racks may not be what we would like to ingest. The philosophy could be explained a bit like this: in order to get the most of your foods, you want to be sure that you’re getting the least of what people have done to it.
That means avoiding GMO foods or foods treated with pesticides, artificial fertilizers, or artificial growth hormones. Instead, stick to organic, whole foods that the human body has been relying on for hundreds of thousands of years!
Number 2. Sustain Yourself
As an individual, you must also constantly work at self-sustaining. This includes everything from your home to your daily living habits to the food you eat. In order to really get back to natural living, you will want to minimize the unnatural elements in your life. Try to spend time without the TV on, without magazines scattered across the room, and without video games being played. Instead, invest time in yourself. Sustain your originality.
Apart from the mental act of sustaining, prepare to sustain the necessities of the body as well. Work at reducing resources use by switching to energy efficient alternatives, starting your own no-work garden, and enabling yourself to self-sustain.
Number 3. Get in Touch with Nature
A major part of healthier living is also tied to nature. After all, it is on Mother Earth that humans find themselves on. It would be foolish to think we don’t need her! Spend time listening, communicating, and understanding nature. From simply sitting outside to reading and learning more about the world around you, getting more in touch with nature and reality is an effective way at becoming more natural in our lifestyles.
Plant a tree, work a garden, advocate in favor of environmental protection. Do whatever it is you can to help preserve and protect your home.
Number 4. Be Holistic in Your Approach
Finally, keep in mind that healthier living will require you to be holistic in your approach. That is, one must be aware of and develop themselves spiritually, physically, and mentally. Always keep an open mind of the “truth”, maintain your physical body through both healthy input and regular, rigorous output, and always self-fashion and reflect on the days come and passed.
With these principles in mind, you find that living naturally – not matter what the world looks like today – is just as within reach as it ever was.