What are you surrounded by?

It’s a question we should all ask ourselves, who and what am I surrounding myself with? Does my work environment align with what I believe? Is your home set up to support a healthy and happy lifestyle? Now I’m not saying quit your job or get rid of all your friends and do everything by yourself, all I want you to do is be more conscious of how your environment is having an impact on your health.

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Our environment will reflect on us hugely as all our habits come from our unconscious mind, which we spend approximately 95% of our time in.

I’ll use an example from my story, when I was living with my parents, the kitchen flowed into the dining room which flowed into the main living room and into another living room, basically an oval. Now at the time I was very self-conscious about how skinny I was and how I just wanted to put on weight. So what I would do was walk from the lounge, into the kitchen, get food then leave the kitchen through the dining room, I’d do a lap. Over time this became a habit, so much so that once I accepted me for who I am, I was still finding myself doing laps and eating when I didn’t even feel like, but why? It’s what I had trained myself to do unconsciously. So when did this break? Well firstly I became aware of what I was doing and actually got to a point where I wouldn’t eat every time I did a lap but I would still do the laps. Once I moved out however, it stopped, my environment had changed, I couldn’t do laps into the kitchen anymore and I found the amount of food I consumed actually lowered.

Basically the two take aways from this is that, you either need to change your environment if possible i.e. the food you have in the house, the people you spend the bulk of your time with or become more aware of the bad habits you have and give yourself a chance to make a choice to break them and replace them with new, more rewarding habits.

 

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