Taking Control of Your Environment, Taking Control of Your Life
Your environment affects you as a person. It simultaneously influences you and also reflects your personality, behavior, responses, and mindset.
Sometimes people allow their environments to overcome them and limit their ability to live a freer, more abundant life. When you allow your environment to have control over you like that, you become a victim and usually find yourself feeling negative, pessimistic, and unproductive.
So, that begs the question, “Are you going to continue being a victim of your environment or are you going to master it?”
When you take control of your environment, you can turn your life around. Whatever you want your future to look like, you can make it happen if you decide to take control and not allow outside conditions to control you. This kind of attitude is essential for your personal growth as well as your relationships with others.
As you become a master of your environment, you will find yourself transforming into a more positive, more determined, and more productive person in everything you do. You will no longer let everything around you dictate how you behave and respond, but rather you will take control over your mental abilities and decide for yourself how you will behave and respond to your environment.
So, how can you become a master of your environment? Here are some suggestions:
- Acknowledge that your environment can control your life. Admitting to yourself that your environment influences your lifestyle and your decisions can help you gradually take control of it. Identifying a problem or source of weakness can help you let go and find a way to address the issue. You must be honest with yourself about what problems you may be facing, how they affect your life, and what you are going to do to change them.
- Continue to fight and do your best. Find the courage to battle your problems and don’t give up. Your environment may cause you to feel worried or hopeless, but have the courage to fight back and tell yourself you can do it. Making the decision to not give up will inspire you and empower you as you face your problems and find solutions.
- Be more positive and focus on the good things within your environment. Even if you find your environment to be filled with problems and negativity, find a positive light and focus your attention there. Shifting your mind in a more positive direction will help you feel better and, in turn, encourage you to give your best to changing your environment. You can accomplish so much more when you have a positive approach.
- Prepare yourself and be willing to let go. You may be comfortable with your current environment even if it’s not what is best for you….which can sometimes make it difficult to let go. Prepare yourself mentally and emotionally. Take your time, relax, and allow yourself to let go gradually.
Our surroundings may influence our lives, but if we focus and try our best, we can learn how to master our environment.
-M. Germaine Parra
D.C. Area Realtor, Feng Shui Consultant
Licensed in DC, MD and VA
Long and Foster Realtors
6862 Elm Street Office, McLean, VA 22101