Now, more than ever, it’s critical that people reconnect with all that they can do with their own two hands. It’s time to re-ignite the independent, can-do spirit in us all. Self-reliance and the ability to do for oneself always leads to ways to save money, uplifting solutions to problems or hardships, and true happiness. We are all innately creative and capable, yet there are so many people these days that seem lost from a lot of the basic skill sets. Here are a few simple ways to embrace the basics and keep the skills alive:
FOOD Don’t rely on everything you nourish yourself with to come from a bag, box or jar. Grow at least one edible thing for yourself. Create more of your meals from scratch using wholesome ingredients. Even those who argue they don’t have time, will be surprised with how efficient this can be done. It will prove to be more budget-friendly and puts you in touch with natural, healthier options.
SHELTER Learn some of the basic DIY skills needed to fix things or build something from scratch. Embrace the power of tools – They are your friends. Use your handiwork to create a living space for yourself that celebrates YOUR ideas and YOUR personality.
CLOTHING Learning to mend and basic sewing skills will open up your fashion world and put you in charge of your style. Repair things rather than toss them. Be creative and upcycle your wearables into other useful things.
NATURE – Air/Water Reconnect with nature and outdoor activities – Breathe it in. Look around and figure out new ways to make use of what is naturally available to you on a daily basis. Collect rainwater or install a rain garden. Improve your indoor air quality by growing a few houseplants.
The more you do, the more you’ll learn and all skill sets will naturally evolve and grow, guaranteed. Cheers my friends, to all that YOU can do with your own two hands.