Today’s post was written for Lori Jackson’s blog Choosing Wisdom.
Environments are Stronger than Willpower
The last few weeks I have been actively re-organizing and re-decorating my home and office. My boys are with their Dad for the summer, and yet for some reason, the clutter remained. I didn’t realize how much it was negatively impacting me until I started finding a place for everything, started taking down old things, and replacing them with new things that I loved.
It is truly amazing how much impact our environment has in our lives. For example, imagine you want to loose weight and eat healthier but you have candy dishes out on the counter, soda in the fridge, and junk food in your closet. It’s going to be hard to eat healthy when you are surrounded by temptations. In this case, the environment is practically setting you up for failure.
“Environment is stronger than willpower.” – Paramahansa Yogananda
- Choosing Wisdom. (2017). Retrieved from https://www.choosingwisdom.org/environments-stronger-than-willpower/