Being in a healthy environment is very important to our growth and development as human beings. A whole lot of how you feel and how you manage stress and examine the world has to do with the location that you’re residing and how you feel about it. By way of instance, a child who grows up on the streets of Detroit, Michigan is going to have an entirely different outlook than the kid that develops in the well-to-do suburbs of south Charlotte, North Carolina.
For many people, they really need to physically pick up their lives and move elsewhere so as to lead a better presence. I know someone who moved from New York City down to Wendell, North Carolina since he and his family felt too closed in and cramped from town atmosphere. They wanted land and space to run and play as well as own horses, so North Carolina looked like a fantastic fit for him. And you know what? Now, that person is a lot happier and even more “settled” where he is now living.
Believe it or not, where you live has a massive impact on your health also. The individual who lives in the filthy, 1 bedroom, rat-infested apartment in Los Angeles may find themselves getting sick more frequently than the individual who lives in the 1 bedroom flat in Georgia that does not have those very same issues. Ultimately, you will need to determine what is right for you and act accordingly. Although most of us might not be earning enough money to be able to own or rent which penthouse flat on the top floor, we can surely make the best of our living spaces.
Surrounding yourself with a healthy environment does not necessarily refer to how clean something is; sometimes it describes much more. By way of instance, if you or somebody you know is recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction, you need to be certain that the environment that you’re coming back to is conducive towards assisting you to recover from whatever affliction you’re suffering from. So, in other words, the drug addict should not wish to return to their flat where there could still be drug paraphernalia lying about. All that this will do is tempt that individual to begin using again. The same is true for alcohol or food!
Both alcohol and food are easily accessible and readily available and almost certainly unavoidable when it comes to hanging out with friends or loved ones. As a result of this, we must develop the strength of character to have the ability to say ‘no’ to ourselves when we’re tempted to buy food that’s unhealthy, but alcohol or spirits or overeat when we’re out with friends.
The next time you’re at a restaurant with a friend or relative and now is the time to order your food, order a smaller part of the meal or ask the waiter or waitress to get a to-go box. Then before you eat, pack the food that you aren’t going to eat in the to-go box before you begin eating, this way you won’t be tempted to eat too much!