Did you know that your environment impacts you and also will affect your output? Environmental cues are the objects in our surroundings that trigger certain thoughts and desires, causing us to behave in certain ways. Your decisions are largely influenced by what’s around you: Your work is too far away from your desk, causing you to procrastinate on getting started.
How your environment impacts you
The environment can facilitate or discourage interactions among people. An inviting space with comfortable chairs and privacy can encourage a family to stay. It can also influence people’s behavior and motivation to act. Your mood also is influenced by your environment.
Every day, we face tons of options. Some of these choices are tough. Others require patience and dedication. And then, there are the tempting choices that we try to resist. Our decisions are largely influenced by what is around us.
Your decisions are largely influenced by what’s around you. For instance, your work is too far away from your desk, causing you to procrastinate on getting started. You use bigger plates while eating which encourages you to eat more because you want to fill in the plate. So even if you set out to complete a task with the best of intentions, it’s no use if your environment dictates otherwise. We look around ourselves at other people, objects, and the way our environment is set up to determine how we should act.
Design your surroundings to make good choices
We believe that if there’s a will, there is a way. We can find a way towards a goal or the desired result. But our environment dictates what we choose to do, as opposed to what we want to do. Therefore, if you want to work on improving your habits, take a look around you and see how you can make them more convenient.
Changing yourself begins with changing your environment
If you set up your surroundings so that making the best decisions comes easily, then you can set yourself up to practice better habits. Yes, change comes from within. But we should not discount the fact that optimizing our environment to make better choices can make a large impact on our actions.
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