Updated: May 10
Have you ever noticed the little plastic instruction stick that comes with your potted plants? It tells you everything you need to know about how to care for your plant so that it can thrive: how much sun it needs, how often to water it, and how to prune it for success.
But have you ever thought about how much easier it would be to care for ourselves if we had a little instruction stick like that? Something that told us exactly what we need to thrive, what kind of environment we flourish in, and what we need to weed out in order to grow.
Just like plants, we all have different needs and thrive in different environments. Some of us need more sun, while others prefer the shade. Some of us need regular watering and feeding, while others can go for longer periods without it. And just like plants, we need to weed out negative influences that can stunt our growth.
Knowing our own requirements is crucial for personal growth and success. It allows us to identify our unique needs and preferences and create an environment where we can thrive, without apologizing for what we need. A plant would never say sorry for needing full sun or frequent watering, it's just declared on its care stick, and if they don't get it, they wither and die. When we take the time to learn about ourselves and our needs, we can develop a personal care plan that sets us up for success.
So, let's take a page out of the plant care book and start personalizing our own care instructions. Let's identify what we need to thrive and what we need to weed out. Let's create an environment that supports our growth and success.
It's time to start owning our best lives by knowing and sharing our optimal environment and personalizing our care instructions. So take a shot at drafting your own instructions, It's fun!
Here are my instructions: I need part sun and part shade (alone time and then time with others). I need frequent watering and lots of exposure to new ideas (my nutrition). I prefer to be planted with different plants to cross-pollinate new ideas. I like to be heavily pruned for new growth. I tend to cover a lot of ground and Oops, I can overpower other plants (working on that one).