The Wellevance Environmental Dimension is defined as recognizing one’s responsibility for the air, water, and land that surrounds us. But what exactly does this mean?
Environmental wellness includes both living in harmony with the Earth and in your personal environment. We are responsible for caring for the Earth as well as caring for our immediate surroundings.
Just as the external environment can affect wellbeing, so can your personal environment. Research studies show that rooms with bright light, both natural and artificial, can improve depression and anxiety. Your immediate surroundings can also impact your behavior and motivation to act. For example, a messy desk with papers, folders, and other items spread across may cause you to lose focus, whereas a clean and organized desk will encourage productivity. Fill your environment with things that make you feel good, scents that make you feel invigorated or relaxed, and remove items that may act as subliminal negative triggers.
We are highly susceptible to environmental triggers and it is important to create a personal environment that reduces stress and promotes positive wellbeing.
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