I’m beginning to discover how much of an effect our environment has on our overall well-being, especially on our thoughts and emotions. There are so many subtle things that our environment does to us that we’re not even aware of and I think when we spend a lot of time in one environment (like you did in the UK and I did in the US) and then we shift to an entirely different environment for an extended period of time, it becomes much easier to see those subtle effects.
But the interesting thing is how quickly the new environment can suck us in and start feeling entirely normal. I’ve only been back in the US for two weeks now and already all those subtle things I was noticing are becoming increasing difficult to see and feel. It’s almost as if they’re disappearing altogether!