“Our environment dictates what we choose to do, as opposed to what we want to do. If you have choices around you that are distracting or lead to undesirable outcomes, then it becomes hard to make the right choices. On the flip side, having an environment that only has desirable choices constricts you to do what’s important for yourself.”
If you want to change something about your life, the best way to start is to change your environment.
Melissa Chu explains how to use your environment to help you achieve your goals and points out the degree to which your environment impacts you and your behavior.
She suggests even small changes like removing distractions when you want to focus on work or putting healthy food within reach when you want to eat healthier can have dramatic effects.