Pay Attention to Your Environment

October 2nd, 2012, by Shelley Riutta

The environment that we are in can have a profound impact on us.  The following things make up our environment:

  • Our physical surroundings–the decor, colors, sounds, smells, the kinds of activity happening around us
  • The people around us–what they are saying, doing, the kind of energy they are emitting (ex. happy, frustrated)
  • The overall energy of the place we are in.  Each place—each home, place of business has a signature energy–which is a combination of the moods of everybody, what historically has happened there, how physically clean it is, the intentions of the business owners.  This energy in turn impacts how people feel there which can in turn contribute to more of the same energy.  Example–if it is a place with a happy energy–it is more likely that people will feel happy there and emit more energy of happiness into the environment.

This kind of awareness can help you to choose the environments you decide to spend your time in.  It can also help to be aware of the kind of environment you are creating in your own home and office and notice if this is the kind of environment you want to create.

 Last week I was out to lunch with a friend and we went to an Indian restaurant here in town.  I have been to this restaurant before and have had a good feel about being there–but this time it was striking how beautiful it was there.  There was so much care that went into the decor and it was so clean that it almost shimmered.  The energy feel of it was also light and beautiful.  There were lots of windows with light streaming in the golden curtains.  The people that worked there also were so focused on really being of service and were kind and loving. I really got how this kind of care and attention on so many levels really helps to uplift people and nurture their Spirits.

So pay attention to the environments you are in and see how they feel to you.  Notice what you like and what you don’t like.  Use this as information to make the adjustments that you can in your own environment and then to be more mindful of where you spend your free time.

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Hi, I'm Shelley Riutta MSE, LPC a Holistic Psychotherapist in private practice. I specialize in helping people connect with their Authentic selves--and from this create a life that is in alignment with their Life Purpose and filled with Joy. I offer transformational individual counseling, presentations, groups and Workshops. You can get my Free Workbook "What Do You REALLY Want: Finding Purpose and Passion in Your Life" here or contact me at 877-346-1167.