4 Ways To Embrace A More Natural Lifestyle

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Last Updated on January 28, 2023 by Lori Geurin

Whether eating right, working out, or getting a full 8 hours of sleep, we’re always looking for ways to stay healthy. And one approach is to live a natural and clean lifestyle. Since we’re always in need of inspiration and new ideas, here are 4 ways to easily achieve a more natural way of living.

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Natural Lifestyle Tips For A Healthier Life

1. Try A Simpler Way Of Living

It only makes sense that embracing a simpler way of life goes hand in hand with living more naturally. Eliminating excess clutter and embracing simplicity will put you on the fast track to achieving a cleaner, more natural lifestyle.

The best place to begin is by Marie Kondo-ing your life. You can start by removing all the unused items in your home.

Have makeup that you haven’t used in months? Hand it off to a friend or a family member you think will use it (if it’s still good). Have clothes that have been in the back of your closet for years? Time to clean them out!

This minimalist way of thinking doesn’t have to be limited to your belongings. You can also apply it to excess food in your pantry and refrigerator. Surprisingly, cleaning out everything you own can be a huge mental relief. But it can also give you perspective on the things you actually need and use.

Feeling overwhelmed with everything you need to clean out? I understand. So break it down and take on one room (or junk drawer) at a time. You don’t have to do everything in one day. But as you pare down your belongings to what you need and want, it’ll bring peaceful feelings into your life.

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2. Invest in a Clean Beauty Routine

To live a wholly natural lifestyle, it’s essential to pay attention to what you’re putting into your body and what you’re putting on it. Many makeup companies are still using harsh ingredients and chemicals in their products. So investing in clean skincare and beauty products is the safest and most natural option.

You can find these natural options in any beauty products you’re looking for. Some more well-known companies are taking the initiative to introduce healthier ingredients.

If you’re unsure what to look for when scanning for natural, clean beauty products, look to companies that identify as organic, vegan, and/or EWG Verified.

Not only will you find these kinds of products throughout the makeup aisles, but they’ve also expanded into the hair section. The next time you’re looking for hair color, consider buying from a company that only uses plant-based ingredients. Doing so will ensure that you apply only the most natural ingredients possible to your locks.

3. Cut Back on Processed Foods

We all know the possible downsides of consuming processed foods. With all the additives, sodium, and refined sugar, it’s worth cutting down on processed foods and focusing on clean eating. Eating minimally processed foods has positive benefits for your mental and physical health.

Completely cutting these foods out of your life can be a challenge. But you can set a limit for how much you want to consume.

You can do this by making a list of foods that are okay to eat. Or give yourself a day or two per week when you make an exception to your regular eating plan. Doing so can make the process a lot easier.

If you need more guidance, it can be helpful to speak to a nutritionist or follow a guided meal plan. Or do your online research to learn how to achieve the healthiest lifestyle possible.

Related: Keto Diet Basics: What To Eat And What Not To Eat

4. Try Using Essential Oils For Better Health

No one likes feeling unwell. Using essential oils is a popular trend when feeling under the weather. With their different scents and health benefits, it’s worth stocking up on essential oils in your home! They can be used through a diffuser, spray, or even steam.

Some of the most significant benefits of essential oils are:

  • boosting immunity
  • reducing stress and anxiety
  • relieving headaches
  • helping to alleviate aches and pains

The oils you’ll use will vary depending on your symptoms and preferred scents. To avoid feeling overwhelmed by your options, following an essential oils guide that tells you which oil best suits your needs is helpful.

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Summary – Embracing A Natural Lifestyle

Living a natural, organic lifestyle is attainable when you know what steps to take. Adopting a simpler lifestyle, a clean beauty routine, cutting back on processed foods, and trying essential oils will put you on the fast track to living a healthy, natural lifestyle.

Even small changes make a difference. You don’t have to replace everything at once. Everyone starts somewhere, and each choice you make can improve your health over the long term.

Embracing a toxic-free life, even gradually, can enhance your health and sustain a more peaceful life.

What are some of your favorite ways to achieve a natural lifestyle?

Leave your comments below. I’d love to hear what works for you!

For more healthy ideas, you’ll want to check out these health Resources For Health Nuts.

10 thoughts on “4 Ways To Embrace A More Natural Lifestyle”

  1. I am in love with Marie Kondo! She had inspired me to get rid of so much and I don’t regret a single thing. All your tips are perfect ways to start living a more intentional life. I need to work on the processed foods!

    1. Isn’t she inspirational? I’m with you – I was pleasantly surprised that I don’t miss anything either. It’s so freeing. I’m glad you’ve experienced this too, Hailey! I think the processed foods one is a challenge for many people – especially in this fast-paced world that we live in. Thanks!

  2. I’ve been on the struggle bus lately with sugar and processed foods! Although, I’m going to start a 30 day challenge where I cut these items out. Thanks for sharing all your tips! I will definitely refer back to this when I need inspiration. 🙂

    1. I’ve been there, Amy… it can be challenging I know. That’s so awesome that you’re making such a healthy choice by doing the 30-day challenge. I know taking part in these challenges often help boost my motivation (as well as my health). Wishing you all the best! X, Lori

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