“A simple change of scenery can bring about powerful shifts in the flow of time and emotions.” ― Haruki Murakami
Sometimes a change in your environment is just what you need when your situation makes you unhappy or discontent. This change can be short term of long term depending on your circumstances. It’s important to be able to identify what’s bothering you, and secondly, how you go about bettering yourself when it comes to your surroundings. For example, if you’re at work and a coworker and you get heated over a project and you start feeling anger and irate. A short term environmental change would be going outside for a walk or into a separate quiet room to decompress and calm down. A long term environmental change would be to look for a new job if the upsetting situations at work occur often. Another example would be an annoying and/or mean neighbor that can continuously make you upset and unhappy. A short term environmental change would be talking to the neighbor to try to work out your issues or ignoring him or her. A long term environmental change would be moving out of the neighborhood. It’s important to be able to identify the issues or any unhappiness/discontent in your life and acting on them.
I can go on about many more examples such as toxic relationships, identifying hobbies, etc. that may jive with your situation but it’s ultimately your job to identify what’s exactly going on in your life in wish you want to make a change to. TJ and I were unhappy with where we were living and toughed it out for a while but ultimately moved which turned out to be one of the greatest decisions we could have ever made. We now feel safer, more connected, and happier now that we decided to make a change in our environment. You’d be surprised what little or big changes you can make if you put your mind to it and how they can dramatically change your situation for the better. Sometimes all you need is a change of scenery.
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In celebration of Shoe Sundays we will be donating a pair of TJ’s tan loafers. These got some use in the summer but it’s time for them to find a new home. Happy Valentine’s Day to everybody, we hope you got to spend some quality time with your significant other or loved ones.