Clear the Clutter and Setup for Success: Environmental Wellness

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ClutterSet up your environment, set up for success.


Our physical environment can have a big influence on our mood, the choices we make, and our overall wellbeing. Take some time to assess your workspace, home, car, and anywhere else you spend a lot of time. If your home is cluttered and disorganized, it can increase feelings of stress; if you have only junk food in the house, it creates an extra step to having a healthy diet; if your home or the area where you live don’t allow for physical activity, it can make fitness more difficult.


Set Yourself Up for Success with These Simple Tips:

  • Keep your home and workspace clean and organized.
  • Decorate with things that relax you and make you happy.
  • Keep live plants at home and work.
  • Make a list of your wellness goals; keep it where you can see it.
  • Shop for fresh, healthy foods regularly and leave the unhealthy stuff at the store.
  • Keep a fruit bowl on your kitchen counter or desk at work.
  • Keep a pair of walking shoes at work so you can walk at lunch or right after your shift.
  • Get simple exercise equipment like an exercise ball that will remind you to be active.
  • Plant a garden, even a potted herb garden in a window.
  • Keep your bike or other physical activity items out and ready to use.
  • Keep plenty of fresh water ready to drink.


It’s all about eliminating barriers to your health and happiness from your environment as well as setting yourself up with a space that you feel good in with healthy options. Take a look around your spaces and come up with a plan.


For assistance in creating your ideal environment, browse our Merchant Directory for environmental wellness services.

Author: Tony Montijo, BS Kinesiology, CPT, CES