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How Your Environment Can Supercharge Your Success In Midlife


Navigating Midlife: Karen Viesta

Do you ever stop and think about how much your surroundings affect your happiness and overall success?

It’s a topic that’s often overlooked, but it’s incredibly important to our happiness: the power of your environment. Let’s explore why your surroundings matter, how to assess your current space, and most importantly, how to intentionally design an environment that fuels your goals and well-being. Get ready to unleash your full potential!

Your environment has a sneaky way of shaping your thoughts, beliefs, and actions. It impacts your mindset, habits, and energy levels in ways you might not even realize. When your surroundings align with your dreams and aspirations, they become your secret weapon for success. On the flip side, a negative or unsupportive environment can seriously hold you back and drain your mojo. So, let’s understand the power of our surroundings and start harnessing that power!

“The first thing to do is to take a step back and evaluate your current environment.”

Evaluate Your Current Environment:

The first thing to do is to take a step back and evaluate your current environment. Is it a true reflection of the person you want to become? If you’re aiming to cut down on sugar, but your pantry is filled with tempting treats — Houston, we have a problem. Or maybe you crave a simple and organized home, yet your place feels more like a chaotic jungle. It’s time to identify the areas that need a serious makeover.

And guess what? It’s not just about your physical space — your circle of friends and social connections are part of your environment too. Are they lifting you up or bringing you down? Surround yourself with like-minded people who inspire and support your journey.

Now that you’ve assessed your surroundings, it’s time to take charge and design a space that screams, “You got this, girl!” Start by decluttering and organizing — trust me, it’s like therapy for your mind and soul. Clear the physical and digital clutter to create a clean canvas for your dream life. Next, think about how you want to use different areas of your space and create designated zones for specific activities.

The Spaces You Inhabit:

Want a killer workout routine? Designate a corner as your personal fitness sanctuary. Surround yourself with visual cues that motivate and inspire — hang up inspiring quotes, display images of your goals, or keep objects that symbolize your aspirations. And don’t forget about your intellectual diet! Consume resources and knowledge that align with your ambitions. Read books, listen to podcasts, and connect with badass women who’ve already rocked the path you’re on.

“Your actions and habits fall into place effortlessly.”

Transforming your environment is like pressing the fast-forward button on your personal growth. When your surroundings fully support your goals, you naturally show up as the unstoppable force you were meant to be. Your actions and habits fall into place effortlessly. Your environment becomes your secret weapon, propelling you toward success.

Moreover, your mindset, habits, motivation, and energy levels are all influenced by the spaces you inhabit. By recognizing the impact of your surroundings, evaluating your current environment, and intentionally designing a space that lifts you up, you’re giving yourself an unfair advantage.

Remember, it’s your thoughts that create your results, but with a supportive environment by your side, the journey becomes a lot smoother and more enjoyable. It’s time to take control of your environment and unlock your true potential, so embrace the power of your environment and get ready to rock your goals! 

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About The Author:

Karen Viesta is a Certified Health and Lifestyle Coach who works with women in over 40 who want to transform their bodies and their lives. She is the founder of Wellegant Woman Coaching and host of the podcast, Wellegant Woman: Redefining Midlife. After going through her own midlife reinvention, Karen is passionate about helping women in midlife to age powerfully, create extraordinary health and vitality, and make each new decade even better than the last.

To dive deeper into these 10 steps and to receive additional guidance and resources, head over to Viesta’s site and download the free “Midlife Glow Up Guide: 7 Days to Your Healthiest and Most Radiant Self.” This guide is packed with practical tips, exercises and inspiration to support you on the beautiful journey toward creating a body and life you love.