Perhaps you are looking to cut back on all the hustle and bustle and all that is associated with modern living.
Maybe you are making the choice to take back your life from all the activities, tasks, burdens, appointments etc. that go hand in hand with modern living. By simplifying your life, you are looking for something that is more basic yet far more fulfilling than what society deems to be the norm.
On top of paring down your life to what really matters, a lifestyle that is more simplified offers many other advantages. There will be some benefits that are immediately noticed and others that as you slowly live out your life in this wonderful and new deliberate way, they will come upon you. Here are three of the main benefits of living off grid:
1. More Time
We do not appreciate how interesting of a commodity time actually is. We have all experienced the bizarre occurrence of time dragging when we are bored and rushing by when we are having fun.
Most people will however say that what they wish they had more of was, time. In this day and age, so much of our time is simply wasted while we waiting in traffic, at the doctor's office, trying to keep up with the latest social media news and watching mindless movies and programs.
When you choose however to live a simpler life and pill away from all the stuff that is unnecessarily consuming your time, you will find that you have more time to do what you actually love. Whether it be gardening, reading, cooking, daydreaming, you will feel less worn out and have more energy to do what you really want to.
2. Closer Relationships
For most people, that additional time becomes time that we spend with those we love. Has there ever been anyone who on their deathbed said; I wish I had spent more time at the office? Of course not, what is longed for is having had slowed down and spent more time with their families. By removing all non-essentials from our lives. You are able to reconnect with your spouse as well as your children. The joys of conversation hanging out, playing board games, sharing your lives etc. will all be discovered.
3. Lower Stress and Anxiety
Modern lifestyles are stressful. Around seventy five to ninety percent of all visits paid to primary care physicians in America are stress related complaints and issues.
A study done at Harvard University showed that people who undergo high levels of stress are four and a half times more likely to suffer from a cardiac related issue than those who are not anxious.
Those who voluntarily opt out of the hectic rat race, have so much less to be anxious about. Bey eliminating most of the stress sources in our lives such as ; the overtime, commute time, extravagant purchases, appointments etc. most of our sources of worry are taken away as an added benefit.
These three benefits of living off grid may seem basic yet those who have actually done it report that is was definitely worth it.