Ah, succulents. The only plant you can forget about for three weeks and still miraculously bring back to a beautiful state. But these plants are more than just resilient. Coach Stacey sees succulents as a sign of resilience. They can go through the most difficult circumstances and still pull through brighter and stronger than ever. Progress Pathways Coaching (presented by O'Connor Family Law) focuses on the strength within each of us as we journey through life. So when things get tough, Stacey teaches her clients to make like a succulent and adapt. Here are some of her best tips for caring for your succulent (and yourself!).
Choose the Right FoundationWhen selecting a succulent, consider your lifestyle and the amount of time and attention you can give it. As with everything in life, you need to decide what deserves your energy and what should be deprioritized. If there are people in your life who don't make you a priority, consider whether you should be pouring your energy into their needs. Some succulents require more care than others, so choose the people and succulents that fit well into your life. Of course, no fit is perfect, but consider what constitutes a red flag for you in a relationship or friendship before giving a ton of your energy to a connection. For example, aloe vera is a low-maintenance succulent that can also provide health benefits such as healing properties for sunburns. You'll also want to make sure that you have the right foundation. Sometimes we don't have the right soil, sunlight, or watering schedule and that can make it harder for our plants to thrive. The same is true with relationships. Consider whether you have the right environment in your own life to support a connection. If the answer isn't an emphatic "yes" then you might have some work to do in your own life.
Create a Relaxing EnvironmentSucculents can help create a calm and relaxing atmosphere in your home. Consider incorporating them into a meditation space or adding them to your bedroom for a soothing touch. You can also create a mini garden with a variety of succulents, which can provide a peaceful and refreshing space to unwind.
Practice MindfulnessWhen watering your succulent, take a moment to practice mindfulness. Focus on the sound of the water and the feeling of the soil as you hydrate your plant. Taking a few moments to be present can help reduce stress and anxiety. A key point in raising succulents is not over-watering. This goes back to our earlier point of setting the right foundation. If you put too much energy into the wrong things (like watering your succulent), you'll find that your plants struggle to thrive. Life is all about finding that balance where you are not neglecting the aspects of your life that matter but you're still finding space to grow and try new things.
Take Breaks to Care for Your SucculentsCaring for your succulents can also serve as a healthy break from work or other responsibilities. Taking a few minutes to tend to your plants can help reduce stress and improve productivity. Use this time as an opportunity to clear your mind and focus on something outside of work or daily tasks.
Learn from Your SucculentsSucculents are resilient and adaptable plants. As you care for them, observe their growth and development. Take note of how they respond to different environmental conditions, such as light, temperature, and watering. Apply these lessons to your own life and learn to adapt to changing circumstances.
In conclusion, caring for succulents can not only improve the aesthetic of your home, but also provide numerous benefits for your mental and emotional well-being while teaching you vital life lessons in personal growth. By choosing the right succulent, creating a relaxing environment, practicing mindfulness while watering, taking breaks to care for your plants, and learning from them, you can enjoy the benefits of succulent care for both your plants and yourself.
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