Make it easier to change your life by changing your environment now!

Frank Elda
3 min readSep 7, 2020
Photo by Georgie Cobbs on Unsplash

So you want to change your life. Or at least something in your life.

You have started to work on your mindset, have started new habits. But it is still difficult to make these changes last. You feel that it is still fragile.

Have you thought about changing your environment?

Why your environment needs to be changed?

You are interacting every day in many aspects consciously or not with your environment.

In particular at home or at work.

This affects your behavior and your thoughts.

You have probably also experienced that in some places you feel relaxed and peaceful and others you feel more anxious.

For example, if your home is messy, you are likely to feel uncomfortable. Well, it depends on of course and maybe you are more comfortable in a messy environment.

But I believe that it is likely to induce some kind of stress. I have lived in both types of environments and I feel much better in a clean and tidy home.

There are even studies showing that our home is like an extension of ourselves.

I am reading an instructive and entertaining book which talks about that and much more: Happy Brain by Dean Burnett. Highly recommended.

My main message is that our environment affects us.

Willpower is not enough

The problem is that to change you are probably relying too much on willpower.

I wrote an article where I give you 5 ways to achieve a goal without willpower that should be a good read for you.

But I didn’t mention the role of the environment.

Let’s take an example.

You decide to eat healthier and reduce or eliminate sugary things such as chocolate.

Since you have this vision of a healthier body, you reprogram your mind. You are less attracted to eating chocolate because you know that it doesn’t fit into your vision. But it is a recent change and still a bit fragile.



Frank Elda

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