Achieving Self Sufficient Living – A Better Way Of Life

Are you locked in the system? Tired of the rat race – struggling to pay the bills and just breaking even? If so, you’re not alone. There are many others who feel called to a simpler lifestyle, living off the land or even cutting free from the system by living off the grid. It might seem like an impossible dream, but it really is possible to live more in harmony with nature, have more family time and experience the joys of self sufficient living. If that appeals to you, keep reading to learn how a better way of life can be yours.

Learning to live in a more sustainable way is a process that takes time. For us, it started in 2000 when we moved to the mountains, living in a tiny cabin and starting our very first garden, which ultimately was destroyed by open range cows. While the learning curve has been tough, we wouldn’t trade the experience for anything.

While there are key steps to take and mistakes to avoid in achieving the goal of a self sufficient way of life, with a little knowledge, anybody can enjoy the benefits of sustainable living. Our own experience certainly proved that, but we’ve also seen it time and time again in helping others to make the transition to self sufficient living as well. It might be helpful, however, to begin by reviewing the most common pitfalls that seem to keep many people from ever taking the first step.

Perhaps the most common mistake which keeps people from realizing their dream for self sufficient living is in trying to tackle the whole thing all at once. In all too many cases, this causes people to get overwhelmed and even discouraged and eventually they simply give up. The real secret of success for those who have managed to transition from a typical lifestyle to a more sustainable one, involves taking small steps, and adding new facets of a self sufficient way of life little by little – keeping things affordable and manageable all along the way. For example, many people don’t develop alternative energy systems, either because the task seems too big, or they can’t afford a system that would supply their needs. However, rather than trying to completely get off the grid all at once, why not start a smaller system that you can add to over time, until you develop a sufficient output to eventually cut free of the power grid. This can be done with proper selection of equipment that will allow you to add on and grow bigger as you have the funds to do so.

Ultimately, self sufficient living becomes a reality to those who plan and persist in moving toward the goal, one step at a time. But the very first step is to educate yourself. You need solid information to help you formulate your plan and carry it out successfully. Whether it’s alternative energy, growing and storing food, or other facets of sustainable living, knowledge is where it starts. Armed with the right information, you can enjoy the benefits of self sufficient living. Why not get started right now? Head on over to where you’ll find free articles and links to helpful resources to make your dream a reality.

Want to find out more about self sufficient living, then visit Andrew Paulson’s site on how to enjoy the benefits of a sustainable way of life.

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Originally posted 2010-07-06 19:04:06.

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