Wanting to live more naturally is a noble goal, but unfortunately many people don’t understand the fullness of what this means, or sometimes get off track and make some common mistakes. Here are some mistakes that are typical, but don’t worry – they are all easy to fix.
Trying to do it All
A very common mistake made when trying to live more naturally is when you try to do it all. No one will be getting a medal for “winning” at living a holistic life. You don’t need to do it 100 percent perfect 100 percent of the time, and you definitely don’t have to dedicate all your time and energy to it. What this is going to do is overwhelm you, and make you think you are failing because if you don’t do everything perfectly, you won’t do anything at all. Remember that doing just a little something is better than doing nothing when it comes to living more holistically.
Not Making Consistent Change
It really is better to start slow with your new natural lifestyle, and work on changing small things, one at a time. Don’t attempt to change everything at once, but work on tiny consistent changes. This allows you to take small steps that don’t completely change your life rapidly, which allows you to see progress. Choose one thing at a time, like buying organic produce or switching out your skincare products for more natural ones, then change the next thing when you feel ready.
Failing to do Proper Research
If you spend some time planning, researching, and educating yourself on living a holistic, sustainable lifestyle, you will recognize the common pitfalls. Be sure you understand what is natural, what organic means, what you can recycle, and so much more. There is a lot to learn about living more holistically, being sustainable, and reducing waste. It is a BIG lifestyle change, and one that requires you to continuously learn more as you go along with it.
Forgetting To See The Small Things
Living more simplistic and natural is not complicated and doesn’t have to be expensive. Don’t spend your entire budget on pricey essential oils and organic food. This is a common mistake that often leads to people giving up, because they think they can’t afford it. But there are many ways to cut costs and not make it so complicated for your family just to live a natural lifestyle. Look for sales and buy in bulk and freeze or can food. If there is a desire then there will a pathway.
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