A simple way to live from today

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The world is about to change from a modern society to a natural society.
This is very important in the future environment, but why can't we incorporate it in the middle of the day?

I think it's a modern way of thinking about convenience and fashion.

Even if you hear the word “nature” vaguely, it will not lead to the environment in the future. Zero waste, organic, ethical and sustainable living. How do you live a 'natural' life? There is no manual for this, nor is it legally required.

What is Natural Life?

Natural living begins with a lifestyle that minimizes the negative impact on the environment. When purchasing things , it is important to consider whether the material of the product will lead to waste.
Buying recyclable packs or refills instead of the same product that leads to plastic waste will reduce the negative impact by one.

Six Lessons: What Can This Method Take?

  1. Food: There are ways to choose to live a natural life when it comes to food , which is good for us as well as the environment.
  2. Housing and furniture: How to incorporate chemical-free, natural and eco-friendly detergents and household products into our lives
  3. Going Zero Waste: One of the most important things in our daily lives is waste reduction. We will introduce a reduction method that can be easily started from the first day.
  4. Health and Fitness : We want to explore how to exercise to stay fit and healthy, and how to keep your mind healthy and fit.
  5. Natural living and the environment: how what we buy and consume impacts the environment
  6. Books: Favorite authors on natural life

Natural food for natural living

Natural food for natural living

grocery shopping

It's a very simple method, buy fresh and eat it fresh with simple cooking

Whole foods are foods that do not contain harmful pesticides, hormones and are not colored. These tend to be locally grown. Choose natural foods that are not overly processed with chemicals.

grocery shopping

harvest your own

Why don't you grow and harvest your own pesticide-free vegetables and herbs that can be grown on your balcony or kitchen even if you don't have a garden?

harvest your own

know the source of food

Now, let's think about food choices that are suitable for the environment. Let's look for ingredients that match the season by focusing on what is harvested locally. The shorter the distance food is transported, the less carbon dioxide is emitted. In the case of imported goods, if airmail, container ships, trucks, etc. are used for a long time, that much fuel is used every day.

read the label

Most processed foods contain chemicals. Not all of the names are unfamiliar, but not all of them are harmful. I think it is very important to learn the ingredient labels correctly and to check what ingredients are included in everyday products.


What is a natural diet

Recycled vegetables grown with vegetable scraps
The difference between natural and organic
Vegetable scraps (Ribovegi)

    natural living and furniture

    natural living and furniture

    We will introduce several ways to lead an eco-friendly and natural life, such as household items and detergents that are used daily in the room.

    furniture and bedding

    Choose furniture made from sustainable products, reclaimed wood and recycled materials. Choose a product that is durable and long-lasting rather than a product that is not made of good materials and will be replaced soon, depending on the price and appearance. I also don't like anything with microfiber.

    The truth about microfiber contamination

    Bedding should include natural fiber products such as organic cotton and linen sheets, ethically sourced duvets and breathable bamboo mattress covers. .

    DIY-handmade

    Making your own soaps and household cleaners can save you money and is a great way to keep harmful chemicals out of your home. It's an alternative to detergent and works wonders with vinegar, baking soda, and orange peel.

    In the house of natural life

      eco friendly bedding
      https://social-innovation.kyoto.jp/spread/3664
      https://www.iozon.co.jp/made-in-japan

      Go to zero waste

      In order to reduce the number of nylon bags that are charged for plastic shopping bags and disposed of, the ingredients purchased at supermarkets are placed in trays. By doing so, the amount of waste will be reduced. It is also important to use sustainable products (my straw, my bottle, etc.) from disposable items.

      don't waste clothes

      It is important to start by decluttering your personal belongings.
      Marie Kondo, who is a tidying consultant, will refer to the closet tidying method introduced and start tidying up in the house.

      It's about taking items you no longer use and clothing to thrift shops, donating them to charities, and sorting out unnecessary items. It is also important to plan your next purchase so that you do not waste it.

      Things to consider when shopping

      • Items that do not use plastic (including packaging)
      • long lasting
      • Choose organic and natural fibres.
      • Local products for local consumption and products made in environmentally friendly factories
      • Choose handmade products by craftsmen

      embrace minimalism

      Minimalism is a style that incorporates only the minimum elements, and in recent years
      The simple life is being rediscovered. It would be wonderful if we could face the simple and natural way of life and contribute to nature in a rational way.

      Minimalism is not about sacrificing or forcing something. Rather than relying on such things in a convenient life where everything is too much, it leads to developing the ability to think abundantly and the ability to concentrate.

      What is a waste-free kitchen?

      Install a compost bin in your kitchen or garden to dispose of food waste.
      By doing this, waste is greatly reduced and an earth-friendly environment is born.

      What is compost?


      It's a loss if you don't know! ! Composting services in Japan [By prefecture]

      How to make [compost] at home
      What is compost?

        natural life and environment

        We're all eco-conscious, but there are ways in place to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and stop environmental destruction. The 3Rs promoted by the Ministry of the Environment are easy ways to take care of yourself.

        3R is a general term for the three Rs of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.

        The first R (reduce) is to use things carefully and reduce garbage. Don't buy things you don't need, eliminate waste, and bring your own bag for shopping

        The second R (reuse) is to use things that can be used repeatedly. Choose refillable products or give away items you no longer need

        The third R (recycling) is to reuse garbage as a resource. Properly separate garbage and use recycled products made from recycled garbage

        Recommend it to your friends and let's work together

        I tend to buy drinks from vending machines when I'm out, but if you get into the habit of having your own bottle, you'll be able to reduce the amount of plastic you use. Activities such as beach cleaning allow you to connect with people and share a good time.

        Car use is also affected.

        Reducing the amount of time spent in the car is also important. Increasing the use of public transportation and bicycles will lead to a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions and will also lead to health.
        We already know that large-scale livestock farming leads to climate change through deforestation, water use, and energy use, but it is also true that many people cannot refrain from eating meat. So I recommend "flexitarian" as a way to keep these balances. Flexitarian is a coined word consisting of flexible + vegetarian, and "flexible vegetarian." The goal is to reduce the consumption of animal products.

        reduce energy consumption

        • Switching from general light bulbs to bulb-shaped LED lamps
        • Reduce energy consumption by choosing energy-saving home appliances
        • Set the cooling temperature to 28℃ and raise the heating temperature.

        Tips for eco-friendly and natural living

          natural living health and fitness

          Part of living in nature is getting closer to nature itself. Instead of training indoors in a given environment, you will be able to take in health from nature, such as yoga, walking, running, swimming, etc., which you can do outdoors in the natural breeze and in the sunset and sunrise, which will enrich your mind.

          Keep fit

          Did you know that walking outdoors for 30 minutes, shopping, or traveling can consume up to 150㎉? I'll show you how to keep it organized.

          • Visit public parks and recreational areas
          • Hike or join an outdoor community
          • Walk without using escalators or elevators, such as public transportation or buildings
          • Try to walk for 15 to 30 minutes a day
          • Housework time, move with ingenuity and incorporate fitness elements
          • Choosing eco-friendly shoes and muscle training equipment
          • Exercise at home with dumbbells, kettlebells, or other weights (or a bottle of water if you don't have one)
          • Simple stretches you can do while watching TV

          nutrition

          Food is medicine and this is an old saying. Certain foods and herbs can help relieve symptoms of seasonal allergies, colds, and even minor cuts. But of course, you should check with your doctor as natural remedies are not a substitute for prescription drugs. Ideally, everything should be considered on a case-by-case basis without bias.

          balance of mind and body

          Meditation and yoga are great ways to work on your physical and mental health.
          It is said that by meditating for a few minutes after waking up in the morning at the beginning of the day, you can nourish your five senses, give yourself more time for the day, bring calmness to your mind and brain, and become stronger against stress.
          It takes time to get used to a new lifestyle, so why not slowly transition to a natural lifestyle?

          try forest bathing

          Even if you don't go to mountains or forests, try running or walking in a nearby park or green area, take a deep breath, and be aware of the scents and sounds. Focusing on what you feel every day is natural, and you can feel the faint scent of trees, the sound of birds, the sound of the wind, the sunrise and sunset. It makes me feel calm. Just taking a short break from your busy life and regaining your calmness will make you feel elegant.

          natural living and health

          books about natural life

          It is very important to learn about natural life from an expert.
          Discover a wide range of books packed with in-depth knowledge about nutrition, food, health, fitness and more

          Zero waste home - a simple life without waste

          A French woman living in California introduces the practice of living a simple and possession-free life. Practical ideas introduced for each life scene such as "kitchen and shopping", "work room", "raising children and school", "eating out and traveling" are full of hints to change your life from various angles.

          plastic free life

          Today, people are paying more and more attention to the environment, but the serious problems caused by plastic have not yet penetrated.
          This book is a guidebook that gives hints on how to live using alternatives and the dangers of plastics.

          live comfortably with few things

          A family of four will lead a minimalist life (methods and styles that use only the minimum elements), and will teach you how to enjoy and how to live in it through your daily life.
          The world is full of convenient things, but it is a book that nurtures the richness of the mind instead of feeling bitter or inconvenient when they are gone.
          Minimalists (people who know how to enrich their minds)

          “Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
          “Feel life in each season. Breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and surrender to the influence of the earth.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

          simple nature life

          I've said it repeatedly here, but it's worth repeating.
          Small steps make a big impact and transitioning to a natural lifestyle is not something to be put up with or forced. Changing your habits little by little and making it a comfortable lifestyle is kind to the earth.
          Why don't you start with what you can do?

          1. Buy fresh, seasonal ingredients from local produce and avoid artificially processed foods such as chemical seasonings and coloring
          2. Buy only what you need wisely and choose things that will last
          3. Use a compost bin to reduce kitchen waste
          4. Create a small indoor herb or vegetable garden and use the compost in your kitchen to grow it.
          5. Choosing eco-friendly products such as electronics, clothing, and furniture
          6. Stop using nylon bags and use your own bag
          7. Reduce the purchase of beverages in plastic by using reusable My Bottles
          8. Reduce reusable and disposable products, use organic and biodegradable cleaners, and handcraft
          9. Participate in community events that help the environment
          10. Recycle, exchange or donate unwanted items so they can be reused instead of thrown away.

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