Are You A Product of Your Environment? Part 1
"You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success – or are they holding you back?" ~W Clement Stone
Do you have the strength to handle all that life gives you? Are you up to the task of living out your purpose? Are you as positive, healthy and calm as you can be for your family and friends? Are you taking care of yourself so you can take care of others? Have you set up a self-care environment?
Do you ever look around your house groaning because it is messy and cluttered and now you have to clean it…again. Instead of groaning this is an opportunity to design an environment that nurtures you and your family.
We often act as if we have no control over our environment. Yet, this is one of the areas we have the most control over. We can choose to pick up or walk over. We can choose the red or the blue. We can choose how to set up our furniture.
Make Your Environment Nurturing
If your environment was a nurturing one, what would be different? What would you need to do?
How would your kitchen be set up so it was a warm and comforting place? Homemade bread, uncluttered cupboards, a family message center? How would your family room look so it could be a connecting space with your family? Game area or seating facing each other instead of the TV? What would you change to create a bedroom that is serene and romantic? You could have fresh flowers, make your bed every day or clear off your dresser.
Does your home office make you feel in control or out of control? Do you have a spot for your papers?
Your home is there to nurture you and your family. If you have things in your home that make you feel frustrated – fix them. If something brings up terrible memories – get rid of it. If having boxes of decorations is making you feel overwhelmed, give some away. Your home can only be as nurturing as you allow it to be.
Write down 5 changes you can make this week to make your home more nurturing for you and your family.