Your environment can either propel you into growth and expansion or keep you mired in stagnation and frustration. Improving your environmental stressors starts with awareness and auditing areas you frequently visit.

What type of friends do you hang around with? How does your city make you feel? Does the inside of your home elicit good feelings? What about your work environment? If you’re not being inspired and feeling energetic from those things, you’re discreetly accumulating stress.

If work is an issue, you might not be able to completely overhaul your office or hand in your notice, but you can add elements that conjure up positive feelings and emotions.

You could add small plants to your desk or photos to remind you why you’re working so hard, and listen to audiobooks on the way to work to inspire you.