Paying bills, managing debt, buying groceries, and everything else – sometimes it feels hard to keep afloat financially. Money management has always given me anxiety, even in times of abundance, and obviously more so in other times. But what calms me is this: it will all work out. And the reason it will all work out is because I trust in the success of goodness, hard work, problem-solving, and endurance.
We are lucky to have a business that is on the up and up, especially in this wonderful time of growing awareness. Consumers want safer, cleaner, better options and we see many people embrace this shift every day. But there are others who pause: things seem more expensive here (more on that another time) – can I really afford to live a “good life”? We know that feeling, we’ve been there.
Even armed with the knowledge that non-toxic, natural products are better for one’s health and the health of our environment, it’s still hard sometimes to dole out that extra up-front cost for certain products. The value of improved health, unfortunately, doesn’t always automatically allow for the extra money expense.
But wait! There are LOTS of things you can do to live a greener life, on the cheap! In times of financial rockiness, start by simplifying your daily routines by becoming less dependent on chemical-infused, or unnecessarily new products. It’s easy to do:
- Clean your house with baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice, tea tree oil.
- Wash your hair with baking soda and apple cider vinegar.
- Moisturize your skin with olive oil.
- Repair and repurpose old furniture.
- Shop at second-hand shops for great recycled clothing.
- Barter, swap, share with your neighbours.
- Hit the local farmer’s market for affordable organic produce.
- Better yet, grow a garden!
You get the idea.
Now back to shopping for all the other stuff – because part of enjoying your day might include having useful, even luxurious, things around.
When we choose to simplify and strip down some of the things in our life, and save a little money (and our health!) in doing so, we can hopefully put a little extra aside for some really nice things that support a life of wellness. Buying high-quality also means you might even have that product for life! Remember, your health is worth it, and it’ll make ya smile too.