Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to grow your own food or live in a cabin deep in the woods without electricity to live an “organic lifestyle”! Organic living is actually a lot easier than you think! Why should you choose to live more organically? Because it’s better for you, the environment and the health of others. Certified organic products are all sourced responsibly, they’re created using sustainable methods, and the processes used are verified and contain minimal to no human interference during production. The organic lifestyle is so much more than a trend. Let’s talk about how you can make the switch, ensuring a smooth transition.
Baby steps are always better
If you are used to ordering your groceries online, that’s completely okay. You don’t have to give up the convenience of having your groceries delivered to your doorstep; you will find an array of organic options online. You just have to be mindful of what you order.
Focus on one aspect and build on it
They say that a Jack of all trades is a master of none, take notes from this and master one aspect of organic living first. The smartest way to do this is to focus on the area that affects you the most- food. Processed meats are pumped with growth hormones, meat from butcher shops lie open where flies contaminate the area and the meat and the hygiene conditions inside slaughterhouses are dismal. Organic meat is usually free-range, which means the animals can roam around freely and most importantly, they are grass-fed, as nature intended it to be. Along with meat, change the way you source your milk. Your doorstep delivered milk is nothing but a concoction of chemicals. Opt for farm-grown organic milk produced from grass-fed cows that are happy and more looked after as compared to regular dairy cows.
Learn to love labels
We care so much about the labels we wear but what about the labels we consume? When buying a product, look for the labels “USDA approved” and certified organic. The USDA takes on full responsibility for the authenticity of the products that it certifies. So you can be rest assured that what you are consuming has gone through a top-notch production process.
Changes to help you on your journey towards organic living
If you’re eating chocolate, make sure that it’s a fair trade, if you’re purchasing milk make sure it’s organic. Herbs like Tulsi, Rosemary, Thyme and Aloe Vera are very low maintenance and can easily be grown in your kitchen. These are herbs are used on a daily basis so growing them yourself is the best way to lead an organic lifestyle. By adopting these habits, you will soon realize that you’ve made the switch to organic without even realizing it.
I hope these pointers will help you on your organic journey towards a better life, full of health, vigour, and vitality!