Hands in the soil, a mind at peace

If your plant's happy, you’re happy

You’ve probably noticed how calm you become when you’re working with plants. When your hands are in the soil, your brain seems to take a break too. Maybe that's what they mean by ‘being in the moment’? Whatever you call it, it’s good for you.

Taking care of plants  -Thejoyofplants.co.uk

Back to nature

Make contact with nature to discover a moment of tranquility: repot plants, tend and water them, and carefully snip away dead leaves. Calm moments like these make it easy to get in touch with your inner self, and locate the origin of your emotions, desires, instincts and needs. Rationality takes a step back.

Your rationality is put on pause

It’s that rationality pause that allows you to listen to what you really want. It strips away the outer layer of expectations, materiality and status, showing you your true self. Does that sound a bit airy-fairy? Perhaps it is, but it's so natural. Being able to sense what’s going on inside you ensures you make decisions that are good for you. That’s far from vague, and a very healthy mindset.

Treat your plants, treat yourself

Take a moment today to check in with your green guests. Give them some water, and possibly some food. Remove dead leaves and wilted flowers. Make a note in your diary now to repot cramped plants in March, since the best time to do that is in the spring. Wipe the dust off big leaves, and see the shine return to your plants — and to your outlook as well. Thanks plants!