The urban life is undoubtedly amazing. It comes with all the fantastic amenities that involve living in the big cities with bright lights, gigantic malls, skyscrapers, and so on. The last century has witnessed a significant jump in urbanization. Yes. It has its perks, but the downside can’t be downplayed.
From pollution to climate change, there’s now more clamor than ever to bring back nature’s goodness even into our urban locations. That said if you’re eager to connect with mother nature but your zip code isn’t exactly near the Amazon rainforest, here are a few tips to be in harmony with nature.
1. Begin with natural food choices.
You may have heard the saying, “You are what you eat.”If you’re truly interested in being in harmony with nature, what you eat should be your first stop. With the ever-increasing world population, science and technology have constantly been battling with how to ensure food security. That has given birth to non-natural ways of food production.
From the use of pesticides, fertilizers, and the adoption of genetically modified food, you almost can’t get natural foods without making a conscious effort. You can do more by visiting the farmer’s markets, which are in most many cities. Try to stock up with organically grown foods and groceries from these markets. If you’re vegan, there are many vegan blogs that offer tips on how to make vegan mayonnaise for vegan ranch dressing instead of the classic ranch dressing.
2. Try living off the grid.
This next tip might be difficult for someone that has been living in the city and used to modern tech all their life. However, you can totally pull it off if you just want to be in harmony with nature for a few days. Many people connect with mother earth by renting a lake home or lake property far away from all the cities where noise and air pollution are rife.
If you have some savings, it might also help to purchase a cabin in a faraway location where can regularly take time off to escape the “craziness” of the urban centers. Start by searching online for “cabins for sale.” If you enjoy hunting, many of these log homes are close to hunting lands where you can engage in hunting games and enjoy fresh meat. If the home is by the lakeshore, that’s also an opportunity to go fishing.
3. Start gardening at home.
You don’t have to buy a whole ranch or farm to adopt this tip. if you’ve got free space around your home, you could grow your own fresh veggies, carrots, and fresh herbs, without using chemicals. This way, you avoid eating genetically modified foods. What’s more, you get to connect with nature right around your home. If you are a vegan, with a garden, you’ll have easy access to your vegan recipes, making cooking a lot easier.
4. Go hiking every once in a while.
If you’re not up for renting or purchasing cabin homes, we totally understand. Both options can require some substantial financial commitment, especially if you decide to get a cabin for non-commercial use. Going hiking is another easy alternative when harmonizing with nature. This shouldn’t cost much but will require some planning.
For more information, it’s best to search online to find places where you can safely hike. You also want to ensure the weather is favorable, especially if you looking to camp in the wild. You can choose to fish on your hiking trip, engage in wide life viewing and bonding. Just make sure you don’t wander too deep in the wild where you can get lost.