How to Organize Your Environment to Grow in It and Become Better
By Julia Dacy
Many people struggle to achieve their potential, to strive in the environment they’ve created around them. However, this doesn’t mean that you’re doing something wrong, it may just be a case of the objects around you not working in your favor. To truly reach your peak, you need to cleanse your home and keep it free of clutter, just like your mind. Leave only that which helps you, make sure your possessions are guiding you and not leading you astray.
Clear Air - Clear Thoughts
While true improvement comes from within, a stuffy room can bring down the mind of any man. Something as basic as an indoor humidity meter will be the first step to solving this issue. The little device will track how humid the air in your home is and warn you if it gets too low or too high. Proper humidity levels will help you breathe easier and rest better, essential to anybody that wants to achieve their peak potential.
Of course, simply knowing what the humidity level is won’t be enough as you need a way to truly rid the air in your home of unpleasant stuffiness and cleanse it. You don’t need to spend days with your windows open to let in air from the outside or use chemical-filled fragrance bottles, though. There are plenty of efficient air purifiers available that will quietly clean the air while you work or meditate. And while you can easily curb noise by meditating in your headphones or simply turning off one of the many appliances that create the everyday racket in our lives, making sure that the people in your life are supportive and understanding will be a tougher task.
On the universal scale, everything is balanced and the bad feelings that stem from unfulfilling work should be weighed against something that bring you true joy. Meditation and breathing exercises will build your resolve and help you on the path to find the best you.
Erase Stress to Make Progress
Many things can distract you from self-improvement, creating a stressful environment around you. These range from noise sources to people that aren’t a good influence on your well-being. And while you can easily curb noise by meditating in your headphones or simply turning off one of the many appliances that create the everyday racket in our lives, making sure that the people in your life are supportive and understanding will be a tougher task. It will, however, create a positive atmosphere and induce moral growth, which you should be striving for.
Talk to those around you and explain how important their support is to you and try to establish connections with those that don’t try to limit you and restrict your mind. Growth comes from within just as much as it’s influenced by outer factors and having friends to back you up on your journey is of utmost importance. Don’t try to force the change but gently guide them towards acceptance, because establishing a pleasant environment for those you love is no less important than making one for yourself.
Do What You Love
It may seem like ancient advice but that’s only because it’s been working for years now. If you hate your job or dread going to work every single day, the stress of it can keep you down for days and, unless you change something, won’t let you grow to your true potential. Of course, you don’t have to just outright quit your job and go freelance or live off savings, it’s quite possible to find a middle ground where you achieve happiness and spiritual growth by sourcing them from another outlet. On the universal scale, everything is balanced and the bad feelings that stem from unfulfilling work should be weighed against something that bring you true joy.
Try to take up a relaxing hobby like painting or gardening, something that will keep you calm while you add beauty into the world around you. Alternatively, you could also just try to commit good deeds. Help others out when they’re in a pinch, don’t be afraid to extend a hand to a stranger. Bettering yourself isn’t just a matter of keeping your home clean and your body healthy. Purity of the mind is essential as well, especially for someone on the path to spiritual growth.
Parting Words - Try More to Get More
If you’ve already cleaned out your home, dealt with stress, and began to better yourself as a person but still want something to give you an extra push, try some basic yoga to not only lift your spirits but strengthen your body and mind. Meditation and breathing exercises will build your resolve and help you on the path to find the best you. But always remember not to overextend yourself, do what you can and grow at your own pace. We can all achieve improvement and not everybody has to do it at breakneck speeds.