In Part 1 of the Environment Series, I shared ways in which a toxic environment can be harmful to our attitude.
In Part 2, I detailed how we can design our environments to achieve better results.
In this final part of the series, I will share some specific changes you can make so that your environments are designed exactly the way you want them.
The benefits of having well designed environments include:
- We don’t have to rely on will power to do the things we should in order to get the results we want.
- It becomes a lot easier to achieve our goals because our environments are supporting us instead of working against us.
- Any improvements we make in one environment will also improve other environments.
- We don’t have to depend solely on ourselves to get things done — our environments can now become our accountability partners in helping us achieve our goals.
If we don’t design our environments well, some of the consequences may include:
- We’ll let life happen to us rather than being in control of our life.
- Things will constantly be a struggle as we’ll be in conflict with our environments.
- We’ll be relying on will power rather than inspiration to take the actions we know we should.
The question we must now ask ourselves is, “What prevents us from designing our environments just the way we want them?” Here are some of the things we must be mindful of:
- Lack of resources.
- Feeling overwhelmed which often can lead to procrastination.
- Not using our time effectively.
- Fear of change itself.
- Lack of flexibility and creativity.
When we have supportive environments, we generally feel a sense of “flow” where life is easy and joyful. When we’re in flow, we’re better able to utilise our time, energy and resources to create what we want a lot easier.
Here are some changes that can be made to your environments so that they automatically start pulling you towards the things that are important to you.
- Spend the time and money to fix as many things in your home that are broken or not exactly the way you want it.
- Design your office and home space so they are clutter-free and inspiring, rather than demotivating and cluttered.
- Allow as much natural light and air as you can into your home or office.
- Address any tension or friction you have in your personal or professional relationships through mediation or interventions.
- Create agreements with others on how your relationship can be made better.
- Be willing to let go of relationship that are no longer supportive.
- Get your body in shape and healthy. Consult a health professional to get advice tailored to your needs and desires.
- Eliminate any unnecessary habits such as smoking, alcohol consumption, excess sugar or unhealthy foods.
- Get enough sleep every night. It is recommended we get between 6-8 hours sleep every night, preferably 8 hours.
- Schedule time each week to spend in nature. It can be simply going for a brisk walk multiple times per week.
- Add plants in or around your home where practical, so that you can enjoy cleaner, healthier air.
- Eliminate any pesticides or chemicals you may be using around your home or in your gardens. Contact a specialist if required.
- Start paying yourself first at least 10% of everything you earn.
- Become financially intelligent by learning more about money and wealth, and what it takes to be truly wealthy.
- Develop new sources of income rather than relying on one or two sources for all your income.
- Create time and space in your life to reflect on what’s working, what’s not working and what are the next action steps you must take.
- Quieten your mind through practices such as meditation, visualisation, and releasing techniques.
- Connect to a higher power so that you can become more aware of your purpose, your greatness and what you can offer the world.
- Reduce the amount of information coming into your personal space such as emails, the news, television or negative conversations.
- Start developing an abundance mindset by visualising the goals you want to achieve and the lifestyle you want to have.
- Be willing to work with someone like a coach to address any limiting beliefs that may be holding you back or preventing you from creating the results you want.
Creating our environments the way we want them doesn’t have to be difficult. All it takes is a commitment to change and starting with small incremental steps. It may take some time, however the rewards will be well worth the effort. It’s time to create your ideal environments!
Question: What are some other changes that can be made to any of the environments listed above?
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