So it has been a few months since I moved to the countryside, at first I thought that I would have a hard time adjusting to living in a place so rural, but it seems as though that I have no problem living my life here, as it is just so much more relaxing here. Though I wake up more early to work on a few things on the farm, I found that I didn’t have to force myself to get up from my bead nor set an alarm to do so, unlike when I was living in the city. I then realized a few things about living in the countryside that I love.
Every morning I somehow wake up early, I don’t l know if it’s because I sleep earlier now or because the morning sunlight is like a gentle wakeup call that makes things a lot more relaxing to wake up to. But doing so makes me feel more productive, even if I really didn’t have to do much that day. The fact that I start my day fully rested and wakeup to the beautiful countryside scenery, I get the feeling that everything and anything is possible.
I work at home now. Aside from my farming, I still do work on a few projects sometimes to make sure I can keep lights on, though nowadays instead of going to a big building surrounded with deadlines and stressed out people, I am at home surrounded by fresh air and relaxing scenery. I somehow feel more productive now, I am doing my tasks and plans so efficiently that often I think to myself why don’t more people start living a more relaxed life like this, of course a lot of planning and a bit of money is need to do this though.
I no longer hate Mondays, nor do I hate any other day of the week. Every new day starting is a new day of adventure and challenges. And unlike when I was living in the city, challenges are not daily or weekly struggles that force you to drain all your energy on grinding. These challenges give you a sense of accomplishment, that is quite different from accomplishing things in the city which seems like just the end of one task among more endless amount of tasks that comes your way, I believe they call it the rat race.
Good food that you don’t have to pay a lot of money (often times too much money) for, is one of the perks of living in a rural area. Aside from the organic food I grow, the stuff I get in town are locally grown and raised, giving you a sense of security when it comes where your food comes from.
And the most wonderful thing about living in the countryside, at least for me, is that there is no reason to rush. There is no traffic to worry about when getting to places and people tend to go on their own pace but everything is done on time at the right time. This is somewhat freeing, as I am not a hostage to a schedule, not my own, and not anyone else’s.
These are but a few things that I love about living in a rural area, there is a lot more to appreciate in the countryside. Give it a shot, I am quite sure that you will love it!