How far have we moved away from nature? Do you feel nostalgic for the moments you spent being closer to it? We are trapped in our schedules and locked up to our devices. The development of science and technology serves a great deal to human beings. Despite all the comfort it has brought to our doorsteps, it has drawn us away from nature. Therefore, it has completely changed our lifestyles.
Human beings try to take the maximum benefit from nature. Have we limited ourselves to that? Out of greed for wealth and power, human beings have created chaos in the earth. Troubles that human actions have caused nature and other living beings is just unimaginable. As a result, it has left the future generations of human beings in a questionable state too. Can we look back and correct our ways? It could help recover nature and reconnect with it.
What can you do to serve the healing nature?
If we are worried about what human beings have done to nature, we have to do everything we can to save it from further calamity. You could take it personally upon you to fight to conserve nature. All you have to do is to be conscious of your actions.
Your choice matters
It’s just as simple as choosing between riding a bicycle or driving a car. When you think of buying something new, you can step back and think if you really need to. Lookup for a substitute you already own or make use of something you don’t need anymore. Even the dress you buy helps you reconnect to nature. Dresses you get in materials such as polyester or silk wouldn’t end decaying. Therefore, think before you purchase anything. It could be how you arrange a gathering. You can bring in tons of plastic to put it together. Instead, you can use your creativity to make it minimal and enjoyable. Then when you can gradually make it a norm in your life, you’ll become an inspiration for people surrounding you.
Make it a community cause.
Talk about your desire to reconnect with nature with friends and family. Show them by action what everyone can do to preserve nature. If you’re enthusiastic about taking on this challenge, do some research on it. Hence, approach distinct groups of people with an attractive message. Then you have to form a group with energetic individuals who can contribute to the cause.
Organize programs regarding the vulnerability of nature at the hands of human beings. Let them know how uncertain the future can be if we continue to be headless about nature.
You might have to address the youth differently. Try to make it trendy to practice a minimalistic lifestyle. Take them on camps and arrange events to spark interest in them to take up the cause. Let it be the new norm to develop an eco-friendly lifestyle.
Find ways to go local
It’s unfortunate to see how we have got used to mechanical life. We are working day in and day out only to find luxury that no longer connects us with nature. Do the food we have and the entertainment we go for bringing us closer to nature anymore? As it’s never too late, let’s come together to get back to our roots. Food plays a major role in connecting with nature. The more we consume instant unhealthy food, the further we get from nature. The processed food we get from the store does no good for our body, nor to nature. The amount of fuel, chemicals, and harmful wastes released during mass production of such foods are innumerable.
Support your local market. Try to purchase from local stores. By doing that, you encourage people to go local. Try out local fruits and vegetables. Do your research and talk to your elders and see how you can prepare your own food at home.
How about planting your own food?
Planting at least some of your own food could a significant contribution to preserve nature. You’ll get to nurture your own source of food. What more do you need to get reconnected with nature? Depending on where you live, you can plan out how you can do the planting. If you’re living in an urban area with limited space, you have to make use of time, bottles, cans, and whatever available at home. Doing a huge shopping to purchase everything you need isn’t a good idea. Keep it minimal and just buy environmentally friendly things to do it.
Take time out
You could find reasons to hide behind busy schedules. Then keep wondering why is the modern world full of stressful people. Before it’s too late, take time away from your busyness to get reconnected to nature. You don’t have to plan out lavish tours to visit various destinations around the world. Visit your neighborhood. If you’re not been to the woods, riverside, or beach nearby in a while, just go do that. It’ll calm you down. You’ll learn to appreciate the beauty and importance of nature. That’ll help you reconnect with your surroundings.
Don’t get overwhelmed by everything you have to do to reconnect with nature. You don’t have to do it overnight. Look what interests you. Try to gradually put into practice what you find easy. Your purpose to get reconnected to nature should be clear. Set the right mindset. Start from simple steps. You might lose interest over what you were so passionate about. To avoid that, you need to slowly sketch a plan to make it a long-term goal. If you want to make it a community mission to reconnect with nature, you got to be patient. You must interact with people. You must try out different strategies to make it work. Don’t force it on people. They let them understand the importance of reconnecting with nature and volunteer to take it upon them.