Environment Design

Hello my readers! 

In the book, Atomic Habits, James Clear stated that environment design allows you to take back control and become the architect of your life. Since we are at the beginning of 2023, I thought it would be fitting to discuss this topic and share with you some of the things I have learnt.

Family and friends contribute so much to how we think, feel and behave in society. Being there for someone is great, but when you feel like the relationship is dragging you and giving too much negative energy, it’s okay to love that person from a distance. Friends are good, but if you feel incomplete on your own, you cannot build a strong circle. You need to rely on yourself, love yourself, know what triggers your emotions and keep learning about yourself and move away from filling that void with your ‘it circle’. 

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Plant yourself in an environment where intelligent conversations are normal and not something nerdy. I am definitely still working on this, because sometimes whenever people have intelligent conversations, I usually keep my head down and just smile (embarrassing). Having intelligent conversations helps you to invest in learning new things and to know what is happening around you. 


Letting go of what does not belong to you and leaning into what comes naturally to you and exploring it more. This is a reminder for me and you. If you find yourself forcing things to happen all the time, let it go and explore other options. Give yourself time to reflect and find what comes naturally to you and what you enjoy. This can be your career or your personal life. To clarify, when it comes to your career, do it one step at a time, do not rush the process until you have fully figured out what comes naturally and tested it out.

I believe that your environment should be your support group or your cheerleader when it comes to what happens in your life. So, ladies and gentlemen, these are my three core points when it comes to environmental design tangled with my experience thus far. 

Feel free to share some of the things that have helped you create a favourable environment for yourself.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Lazarus says:

    Environment Design? I like how that sounds. Sounds deliberate.

    I guess one of the ways I’m practicing environment design is by inviting more insightful conversations. I am reaching out with a “hey, I like your thought on this. I want to learn more”. I am also making it a point to comment on blog posts that switch my light bulb on.

    Thanks for sharing this thought. The part about intelligent conversations got me smiling.

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    1. Thank you so much for reading! To more intelligent conversations 🥂

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  2. tcndangana says:

    If one does what they love, they will find joy and fulfillment

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    1. True, thank you for reading


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