Our perception shapes our physical reality, and our physical reality reinforces our mindset. But most of us don’t fully grasp this idea until a triggering event brings us face-to-face with it. Life’s transitional moments, moves, breakups, new jobs, etc.—have a way of showing us exactly how much our surroundings affect our well-being.
If you’re looking to tweak your environment to bring out more positivity, consider starting at home. To be clear, a great-looking home is NOT a replacement for personal development—you didn’t think it would be that easy, did you?—but aligning your inner and outer sanctuaries can lead to some pretty powerful transformation.
How to make sure your home is telling the right story.
Take a look around your home and notice any signs that reinforce old patterns. Here are few questions to get you started:
- Has your style become drab or one-note?
- How much natural light do you let in? Are the shades too often drawn, even in the daytime?
- Is your choice of color (or lack thereof) at home a metaphor for something deeper? That is, are you afraid of exploring something new, committing to what you want, being too loud, or getting it wrong?
- When you look around, does it feel like you’re living in someone else’s life because the space is just not “you”?
- Does your décor tell the story of who you used to be, a version of yourself that you’ve outgrown?