Living like the Amish can improve your life in many ways. It can benefit you with a healthier lifestyle, spending less and saving more money, being self- reliant and having more time to create wonderful memories with your family. Here are 17 ways in which you can shape your life to be more like the Amish.
1.Cook from scratch and avoid buying pre-cooked meals.
2. Simplify your life by doing less of what doesn’t matter and more of just what is necessary.
3. Avoid buying clothes just because of what is trending or fashionable.
4. Simplify your morning and evening routine. Do not pack a lot of activities in your mornings and evenings. You are at your best in the mornings. So try to give as much of that energy to what is necessary. And simplify your evenings for relaxing and reflecting.5. Find time for the simple pleasures like stargazing, soaking up some sunlight, noticing the first bloom of a plant and the fresh scent of some flowers.
6. Make time for your family and friends. Gather with your loved ones and have a nice meal. Or just simply enjoy each others company.
7. Learn survival skills like making your own clothes, cooking on wood fire, using herbs as home remedies and maybe building your very own cabin in the woods.
8. Do as much homeschooling as possible. Teach your kids as much as you can at home. Or consider homeschooling fulltime.
9. Grow and preserve as much of your own food as possible.
10. Get enough sleep at nights and start your mornings early to get as much out of your day as possible.11. Keep a well-stocked pantry for daily meals and for emergency situations.
12. Learn skills that will help you to make an income.
13. Sell possessions you don’t need to acquire what you do need.
14. Try not to rely on the grid. Even if you do, acquire tools and utensils that will help you to survive without the grid if you want or need to.
15. Read a lot and educate yourself about the environment, nature and natural home remedies.
16. Give back to the community. Find a charity or cause to support and donate money, food, anything appropriate that you can give or your time.
17. Teach young family members these life lessons, so they can be carried on through different generations.
Happy Frugal Living!