Wow 2020 here we come! As this year comes to an end I begin to consider what I learned over the past 365 days. Well, believe it or not I learned quite a few life lessons from caring for my plants. Here are 3 of those lessons.
- Letting Go: You have to let go of things that no longer serve you. It may sound cliche but it is the honest truth! Letting go opens up room for discovery and growth. Our plants sometimes have leaves that begin to turn yellow/brown these leaves no longer add value or service to the plant. Once the leaf is released you’ll notice the plant is more likely to put out new growth, get bigger, or even begin to bloom.
- Go Big: It’s okay to move on to bigger things. Notice I didn’t say bigger and better because there is value in small things. The key here is understanding you don’t have to confine yourself or your dreams/goals to small spaces, thoughts, or ideas. As our plants grow their roots develop they get more complex and larger. When the time comes to move them into a bigger pot what happens if you don’t? Their growth is stunted or they begin to die back. It’s time for them to go bigger!
- Balance: Balance is key! Too much of one thing and not enough of another can throw our entire existence out of sync. Caring for my plants has taught me just how important balance is. For example, the amount of water they require depends of the amount of, or lack thereof of sunlight they receive hence, balance. What are some of the lessons you’ve learned this year?