Once upon a time, in the olden days, people were capable of growing and raising their own food, fabricating their clothing, bedding, jewelry, make up, perfume, medication, and even dinnerware. Self sustainability seems to be lost in today’s modern world. With the fast pace of life in this new technology driven world we are trading convenience for good health and a healthy earth. We will have only ourselves to blame for the elimination of wildlife, forests, clean oceans usable soil, breathable air and clean water.
Time to be Simple
Assessment of your current lifestyle now is where we should begin. What? Can we change, stop doing or begin doing to change our lifestyle to one of simplicity and self-sustainability. Is walking or riding a bike to work a possibility? Learning to cook from scratch instead of those TV dinners and radiation microwave ovens, would improve our health. When you make the time to simplify your life, your lifestyle becomes simpler, your health improves. The savings it would add to your pocket as well would help in saving for that special event or item you really need. Imagine a slimmer you as you transition away from junk food, tons of sugar, soda pops and pizza! Yummy pizza, we can all learn to make our own.
Self-Sustaining means Less Waste
If we were to pause a moment and think about all the garbage we generate in one day, we would have nightmares. Where does it all go, how is it gotten rid of? Out of sight out of mind, but we need solutions for a healthier earth today. If you were to commit to purchasing your clothing vintage or second hand, this alone would stop the pollution of soil, air, and water. You would be assisting in reducing the 85% of landfill waste by fashion industries, by 1%, YOU. Changing our habits now can ensure a cleaner earth for generations to come.
Healthy Questions – Healthy Choices
Do I want better health? Do I want to improve my lifestyle and the health of the planet? There are many questions to ask ones’ self if we are to obtain the simpler lifestyle of self sustainability. The ultimate goal is to make our life simpler in the long run by downsizing, recycling, and reducing waste. Choosing quality products, natural products for home, self and our surroundings will benefit not only ourselves but our earth. When others see your changes and your progress they will also begin to ask questions and question their lifestyle. To create a significant change within our lifestyle and assist others to build communities of like minded individuals.
Finding Solutions for Total Change
Some of us sometimes need a little push into reality. Unfortunate events do take place, many displaced persons have had to survive losing it all and realizing we really do not need that much to be happy. We can change, thankfully, it has been suggested that we need 30 days of continuance to change a habit. Everywhere available to us is better constructed, long lasting, self-reliant making products to help have a path less polluting. So much stuff, that keeps you warm and dry, shoes that are water proof. New solar panels for home construction, herb lore, and its benefits. Luckily, the advanced tools and abounding knowledge available to make it happen is here with us now. Producing your own with your efforts and creative mind, be it a simple garment to the right herbal tea for a tummy ache. As we return to a more natural lifestyle we will be more in tune with nature and the natural cycle of life.
Probably the most amazing advantage of being a self-sustaining person, is the time gained! In my mind, I would see time for other pursuits. Just as we busy ourselves with working, shopping for dinner, making dinner, eating, watching TV, sleeping and up again for the same thing. Our time with nature growing and raising our own food supply, making our own tonics, lotions and potions, will provide more for us with less stress.We can have a very rich lifestyle going forward with more time. Depending on the family size the new lifestyle can be perfect for minimalist, adventure seeking, travel loving families and individuals. We have a lot to learn from our ancestors even now in the middle of all this technology.