The Right Environment
There's a "right" environment for every living thing. It's true that life finds a way, but try as you might you'll never get an orchid to survive the harsh conditions of the desert - unless you change the environment to match its needs. If you're struggling in your life, it may be your environment that is holding you back.
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Everyone needs the basics of life: food, water, shelter, etc. Without any one of these, we can't survive. It's pretty common to feel as if that's all anyone needs to be everything they can and want to be - but surviving isn't the same as thriving.
For each of us to thrive, we require a certain environment. No, I don't mean we all need to go back to the forests to commune with our monkey nature (unless that's your thing; I don't judge). I'm talking about everything from the people in your life to your choice of shoes; the things you interact with on a regular basis form the environment of your everyday life.
Beyond The Basics
An environment that works for one person probably won't work for another. We're all so very different, it's hard to say exactly what anyone really needs for them to thrive; which is why each person has to find that out for themselves. And that can be a tall order if you don't know what to look for or where to start.
Worse still is trying to mold yourself to someone else's environment. Sure, it may work for them, and you might be attached to that person (or simply unable to leave); but unless you find a way to create your own environment, you're likely to get frustrated or discouraged with your life.
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A Solid Start
In my experience, the best place to start is where you spend the most time and have the most freedom to alter as you wish. You may spend a lot of time at work, but aren't able to personalize your workspace. Likewise, you may have plenty of freedom to change around your room, but only ever use it to sleep. Here's a list of suggestions to get you thinking of where to begin:
Here's the fun part: invest in awareness. Choose one item or feature of the area and think about whether it helps, harms, or seems neutral. Then, consider what could replace it. Keep thinking about it until you find something that uplifts you, excites you, or soothes in some way. Remember: it's your space, so let yourself have creative freedom while monitoring your emotional energy.
This may seem very mundane, but I assure you it is not. As you develop your ability to sense energies flowing around you, it will become clearer how different aspects of an area affect your inner energy. Some changes may be too energizing and burn you out, and others could be too relaxing (compelling you to slack off).
If you still aren't sure where to start, spend some time meditating on each area until something sparks within. Boring as it may be to stare at a room for a few minutes here and there, I've found that over time the starting place *sort of* just pops out.