Natural living is an approach to life that encompasses multiple facets of your lifestyle and can be tailored to suit individual needs. It involves appreciating nature's gifts while simultaneously improving health and sustainability both for yourself and for our planet, by cutting waste and toxic chemicals in your home, choosing organic farming, using eco-friendly cleaning products, reconnecting daily with nature and intentionally setting aside time for it. Natural living also means being free from synthetic chemicals found in foods, unhealthy lifestyle habits, restrictive social norms or stressors that interfere with that journey!
Studies show that spending time outdoors can benefit mental and physical wellbeing, especially among those experiencing high levels of stress or depression. Being in nature stimulates the release of natural neurotransmitters like oxytocin, serotonin and dopamine which stimulate feelings of happiness and wellbeing. Furthermore, natural living includes advocating for nature-friendly urban planning while including nature-inspired design elements into homes and workplaces to boost focus and creativity.
Living naturally may feel daunting at first, but the key to making gradual changes is starting small and slowly implementing them. Assess what areas need improvement and start by eliminating bad stuff before looking for replacement options - perhaps switching from disposable razors and pads to period underwear and cotton rounds could make life simpler!