Hello World! Welcome Friends! Whether you just embarked on the journey or are still at home with your parents, learning a greater sense of self-sufficiency is key to becoming a more independent person.
You might have a question in the back of your mind, though: why bother? In a world where we’re constantly talking about the marvels of modern tech, what incentive do we have to adopt a DIY mindset and get our hands dirty? Consider the benefits such as:
- Saving money: the skills you learn from self-sufficiency not only translate into cash saved by repairs and projects you do yourself, but by acquiring skills you can charge others for in the future
- Spending your time more productively: tending to a garden or fixing something broken is obviously more rewarding than another 20 minutes of Netflix
- Uncovering new hobbies: spending more time working with your hands can open you up to a whole new world of healthy hobbies
That said, those who have no idea where to start with DIY projects or even the smallest actions of self-sufficiency may feel like they’re stuck. Don’t worry. We’ve broken down four ways to ease you into a self-reliant lifestyle.
Start with Simple Fixes Around the House
There is no one-size-fits-all definition of what makes someone a DIYer. Projects around the house such as installing new light fixtures or putting up vertical blinds can make your home look like a million bucks, all the while introducing you to the world of home renovations. Other easy repairs such as patching drywall or replacing a new light switch might seem daunting, but can be done by just about anyone.
Find Opportunities to Get Outdoors
Becoming more self-sufficient at home doesn’t necessarily mean staying cooped up all day. In fact, taking the time to embrace the great outdoors can do wonders for your physical and mental the health in your pursuit of more productive habits.
Perhaps one of the most common undertakings for those becoming more self-sufficient is planting a garden. Whether it’s fruits, vegetables or herbs, planting your own food is both eco-friendly and can keep cash in your pocket over time. Various types of lettuce, tomatoes and peppers are all good starting points as they’re relatively resilient depending on your local climate.
Spend More Time in the Kitchen
On a related note, taking care of yourself means no more making excuses about why you “can’t cook.” Whether you’ve had someone cook for you all of your life or you’re otherwise afraid of the kitchen, it’s time to throw such fears aside and understand just how easy preparing your own food really is.
Take a look at batch recipes (think: rice, pasta or noodles) and dishes you can prepare in a slow-cooker which require little more than preparation and seasoning, making them difficult to mess up.
Don’t Be Afraid of Auto Work
Arguably one of the most important skills to learn money-wise, DIY auto repairs can save you major cash and headaches versus ripoff auto shops. Whether it’s an oil change, battery replacement or taking care of a broken tail light, there’s no need to immediately run to a professional when something goes wrong with your vehicle. As long as you take proper safety precautions (think: wearing protective gear, watching multiple tutorials), you’re golden.
Throw stereotypes about young people aside and learn to work with your hands: seriously, you’ll thank yourself later. Easing into self-sufficiency is both practical and rewarding for young people who haven’t taken the leap, so what are you waiting for?
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