Life Hack #22 – Choose Environmental Stability

Environmental stability refers to existing in an environment that provides emotional, physical, and mental stability and well-being to an individual.

The environment in which you surround yourself within dictates many facets of your life.

One’s idea of a stable environment is unique to them, as people achieve environmental stability differently than one another.

While some individuals find environmental stability within a hectic, busy, and loud environment, others are completely opposite and cannot stand loud noises, as they attain their environmental stability in a quiet environment. Environmental stability truly depends on an individual’s preferences.

In an environmentally sound environment, whether it is in a loud environment or a quiet environment, one should experience happiness, and a sense of comfortability in their environment. This environment should also allow for the individual to benefit from it, as the environment should assist in an individual’s road to thriving and living their best life.

Finding an environmentally stable place to spend your time and hours is very important aspect of achieving inner peace, improving on your self-care, and becoming a better person.

When you are living within the confines of the walls of stability, you will find that you are able to truly relax, which is very important. Most importantly, you may find yourself thriving in ways that you never thought was ever possible.

A stable environment allows for individuals to succeed, as they are able to be the best, most raw versions of themselves when they comfortable. Similarly, a stable environment should alleviate stress and anxiety that you face daily, as you will find that there are fewer distractions to avert your attention to , as a way to ignore all life’s stressors.

In addition, living in a place that feels environmentally stable assists in one’s ability to think clearly. When you find yourself living somewhere where you feel uncomfortable, you may find yourself over thinking even the most simplistic tasks or obligations, as a result of feeling uncomfortable.

Environments that are completely toxic to your mental, physical, and emotional health are ones that you should stay away from. I use the term “toxic” very loosely, as what is considered toxic to an individual varies per person. What may be a toxic environment for someone, may be completely toxic to you.

While life is supposed to challenge you in many ways, making sure that where you currently are provides you the environmental stability that everyone deserves.

A hazardous environment is not an environment that you want to be apart of, as that will only assist in bringing out qualities and behaviors that you may not be proud of.

Continuing to choose to live in a toxic environment is one way to torture yourself, which could lead to major negative effects in one’s physical, mental, and emotional health.

While you may not realize how much this environment is negatively affecting your overall well-being amidst the chaos when you are in that environment, but once you remove yourself from this environmentally hazardous situation and place yourself into a much more beneficial environment, you will begin to realize the extremity in which your environment is hurting you.

You may find that you have no idea who you are, as you do not feel like you belong in the unstable environment that you are forcing yourself to be apart of. As a result,

Instead of prolonging the removal of your toxic environment, think fast. The longer you wait, the worse things will begin to get. By continuing to torture yourself, you are choosing to impede your own self-growth and choosing to settle for something less than you deserve.

An environmentally hazardous environment only ensures social, professional, and academic, and health issues. While you may not know it or believe it, these issues, especially if unresolved, will lead to succumbing to your environment. With each and every time that you willingly place yourself in an environment that you consider toxic, you will begin to slowly mimic and take on the toxic behaviors around you.

However, in order to realize how a toxic environment impacts you, it requires an individual to experience a taste of a toxic environment more than once. If there is silver lining to a toxic environment, it can reveal a lot about you.

Similarly, with more exposure to environmentally hazardous environments, you begin to get familiar with your flaws, as they will begin to expose themselves. With more exposure to hazardous environments, you get to practice decision-making skills and the strength of your morals and values, as they will often be tested.

It is a difficult thing when you and your environment completely contrast each other, leading very little room for sharing similarities.

Life sometimes may force us into toxic environments, which is something that is inevitable. Learning to test your willingness to maintain stability within your life amidst the toxicity is a very valuable life skill, as life will not always put you in the most beneficial circumstances. Instead of fighting life with toxic behaviors, continuing to engage in your stable lifestyle is the only way to overcome the toxic environment. As facing toxic situations is an inevitable part of life, attempt to view the toxic environment as just another challenge you need to overcome. Do not let your toxic environment define you!

Once you begin flirting with your toxic environment, you are flirting with trouble directly. Using your environment as an excuse to engage in troublesome behaviors just does not cut it anymore.

How you  react to the toxic environment can serve as an important piece of knowledge and it is relevant in assisting you in identifying areas in which you need to improve on, in order to stay above the hazardous environment. Challenge for yourself a little and continue avoiding engaging in toxicity your environment presents. Continue to live your life as you normally would and avoid getting sucked into your poisonous environment. With immense amounts of hard work, perseverance, and focus, anyone could succeed in even the most environmentally unsafe environments.

There comes a time, however, when enduring the toxic environment can become excruciatingly detrimental to an extent in which you are  hurting yourself.  While life is supposed to be challenging, it does not mean that you must inflict more pain and stress upon yourself by putting yourself in a compromising environment that is not making you happy. Life is already so stressful as it is, so finding any sort of stability within our lives is important.

Take note of the extremity in which your environment affects you, whether it be positively or negatively. The more aware you are about yourself, your strengths, your weakness, stress signals, and your triggers, the better you will handle toxic environments. Having a firm understanding of who you are and your morals is one way to ward off any negativity and distractions that a toxic environment brings to your life. This knowledge will serve as very useful in the future.

Environmental stability ensures true happiness, inner peace,  growth, long-term health, and strong sense of self. Most importantly, it ensures stability in all aspects of your life. A stable environment ensures less temptation and allows for you to continue engage in stable and beneficial practices.

While one may experience growth, happiness, and a strong sense of self when engaging in risky behaviors, these feelings will only be short-lived, and are not genuine. Tricking yourself into thinking that this environment is helping you may work short-term, however, at some point, the toxicity will catch up to you.

No one should compromise your happiness and sense of self, as occupying an environmental that unstable will only hold you back from experiencing life.

Choose environmental stability to ensure you a lifelong supply of  genuine happiness, health, inner peace, and a strong sense of self-confidence  ☼

xo,

Aichan Tewahade

Thinspo Is Not My Inspo

Terms, such as thinspiration and thinspo are thrown around in our culture, promoting a self-image of lean figures. Most of these images are distorted or posed, however, and you can look like a Kardashian with the right angle and the right pose.

This promotion of “thinking thin,” and only thin is corrupting our minds, as we become less accepting of ourselves, as society deems lean cuisine figures as the norm today. This is absolutely no way to beat obesity and leads to problems further down your life.

Thinking thin can be done positively and productively, if you lead a life of healthy living. This means drinking water, eating your greens, and binging on your favorite foods every so often. This great diet is often accompanied by an exercise regiment that should make you feel better than those unattainable bodies that we see all over the internet, magazines, and social media platforms.

More often than not, individuals are fascinated by the unattainable bodies, completely getting distracted by the idea that in order to be accepted we must have these rock-solid abs, tight ass, and skinny legs and arms. This concept is completely beyond me, and most certainly, not true. You do not require these traits to be beautiful.

At the end of the day, being “thin” should not be your goal, rather being fit and feeling good about yourself should be the end goal. When you are trying to be thin, and not healthy, major complications come through and you will face some adversities with trying to find acceptance in the wrong places.

Thinspo is not my inspo, because I am inspired by those who work hard for their bodies, meaning they drink lots of fluids, try to exercise daily, invest in eating properly and healthily, cutting out toxic waste out of their bodies, etc. These are the people you should be applauding, because taking care of myself and being fit is what I strive to be. I do not strive to be the thinnest form of myself and believe that this concept needs to be reconfigured, as it serves as a toxic way to view ourselves and our beautiful, unique bodies.

The lack of acknowledgement of the number of individuals who have sought out alternative routes for weight loss, that are completely unhealthy and do horrible things to your body, such as crash dieting, etc., are unaccounted for. It should not be about the number, more than it should be about being happy with yourself.

Becoming the greatest, strongest, healthiest form of yourself should be a priority to you. No matter how you look, because I guarantee that once you begin taking care of yourself you’ll slowly find out that the body that you once thought was average is great. The positive outcomes of self-care are endless.

While we cannot stop the internet and social media for exploiting us to such things, we can do our best not to compare our bodies with other people. Being content with the unique body shape that you have is key, because you are beautiful at any size. That is something we forget in this society, and so many beautiful people go unaccounted for. You by no means need to be skinny or thin to be beautiful. Always remember that.

Do yourself a favor and stop comparing yourselves to these “thinspo” inspired photographs, and learn to realize that a camera and editing applications can do a lot to a person’s body, often making it look much better on camera than in actual person.

xo,

Aichan Tewahade