Hi dear friends. I hope you are enjoying winter. We had our first snow day, although it wasn’t a lot. I was excited to share the experience with my little one. If you have followed my blogging journey for quite a while, you may have noticed my interest in simple living. I want to share some ways our family lives a more traditional life. Traditional living doesn’t have to mean going back to the 1800s. And it certainly doesn’t mean we have to live off-grid (although it is one of my aspirations for the future), and we don’t need to burn firewood to cook food. There are ways to utilize some of the past traditions with modern technology. Most of these habits can be created no matter where or how you live.
Living traditionally will look different for everyone. The version of traditional living is going to look different for each person. You may feel a pull towards specific areas and feel indifferent about others. It will depend on the needs of the home and family. And everyone must work together. Dive into the areas that interest you, but don’t burden yourself by making drastic changes all at once. Now, keep in mind, my friends, this is not a checklist, but some things to consider. Here are some ways you can live traditionally in all areas of life.
Attend a Bible-base community church
Join a Bible Study Group
Practice hospitality and acts of service
Cultivate a gentle spirit
Listen to instrumental music
Read the Bible (12 mins a day)
Go for walks or ride a bike
Spend time in nature
Volunteer for community outreach
Use nontoxic/DIY cleaning alternatives
Diffuse essential oils/soy candles
Post a cleaning schedule
Decorate with softer colors or tones
Declutter often (Less is comfortable)
Keep a first-aid kit
Use medicinal herbs to boost your immune system naturally
Learn a new craft
Repurpose and recycle
Mend (sew) your clothing
Use nontoxic hair and skin care alternatives
Grow and maintain a herb or vegetable garden
Thrift secondhand clothing
Limit prepackaged (processed) foods
Cook from scratch
Keep a stocked pantry
Go to a farmers’ market
Bake your own bread
Make your own broth
Try to meal prep
Live within your means
Create and maintain a budget
Learn financial literacy to earn passive income
Use your craft to start a business
Sell or donate items that someone else can use
Maintain a savings account
There is something beautiful when we learn to steward the gifts and talents God has given us to nurture our homes. I hope this list helps you and your family to discover ways to live simply and traditionally. Feel free to browse our entire journal archive for more inspiration. What are some ways you cultivate a traditional lifestyle? I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below!
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Ok I know I can do at least a few things on this list. Glad you and your family are doing well, I know the little one is growing fast.
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Yes she is. I can’t believe how fast they grow.
Hope you and your family are doing well.