9/15/2020 0 Comments
Environmental Wellness is one of the 8 dimensions of wellness. In order to achieve overall wellness you need to understand the world around you and how you interact with it. Environmental wellness includes your social, physical, emotional, and relationship interactions.
Read more to learn about what environmental wellness is and the simple steps you can take to improve this key dimension of wellness.
1. Declutter - Physically and Emotionally
Messy house = messy mind. Do a deep clean and organization of your home. Donate things you do not need or use anymore to family, friends, or the thrift shop. Do one room at a time, so you do not overwhelm yourself. Eventually, you will have a clean and efficient home which will do wonders to your mental health.
Reflect on the people you hang out with. Psychologically people have shown to absorb the qualities of the people they surround themselves with. If you are around negative people, you will become more negative. If you are around kind, funny, and overall positive people, you will absorb those good qualities. Think about who you hang out with and try to associate yourself with those fun, kind, and positive people.
2. Keep Everything At A Minimum
Adopt that minimalist lifestyle. It doesn't only benefit your physical and emotional environment but also your wallet. Now that you decluttered your home, think deeply about what you want to add back in. Do not buy things you do not need. Use what you have and then think about if you even need to buy it again.
3. Choose Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Options
If you really need to add items to your environment, choose eco-friendly options. Buy high quality items that will last you for years. Choose biodegradable soaps for your home and body. Minimize plastics and non-recyclable waste. Let's face it, the climate is doomed. Instead of adding to the problem, let's do everything we can to make improvements.
4. Let Go Of The Past
Let go of the past. Let go of all those unfinished goals, projects, negative memories and start fresh. Create new goals, new projects, and happy moments. There is no use in dwelling in the past. The past is the past and there is nothing you can do to change it. Focus on the now and what you can do to improve.
5. Stop Worrying About The Future
Most of the time people worry about things that have never and will never happen. There is no point in worrying. The only time you should worry is if your life is in jeopardy. Things always work themselves out. Even worst case scenarios are manageable. Address situations in the present as they happen. Do not waste your time and mental health thinking about something that may never actually happen.
I hope that this post motivated you to reflect and make some positive improvements to your environmental wellness.
What are some changes you are going to make?
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Hello! I am Julianne. I was born and raised in the Midwest but now reside in the Southwest. I am very passionate about well-being and nature. I enjoy travelling and creating on my free time. I hope you learned something new from my blog. Thank you for reading!
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