How many of you have found that whilst you have been at home, you have started to grow veggies?
Or maybe flowers are more your thing and you have planted things simply to make your garden look pretty.
What is key when you are growing things to keep them healthy and thriving?
To ensure the best chances of success, you need to prepare the soil into which you will be planting your seeds and you need to be gentle with seedlings as they first appear as they are very delicate.
You need to know how much water to give them and when it is best to give it to them – not too much, not too little. You also need to feed them with the right nutrients to help them develop, at the appropriate stages in their life.
You need to tend to them and make sure that they are not being pestered or overtaken by weeds. You need to regularly check them for infections and any signs of pests.
You need to ensure they are getting the right amount of sunlight, as this is vital for growth.
Many successful gardeners even speak to their seedlings and show them love, speaking kind words to encourage their growth.
You also need to make sure that your plants are protected from the elements (Too much wind, rain, frost etc)
This could quite easily be said for ourselves too.
We need to take care of our bodies to ensure WE thrive.
We need to be gentle with ourselves. (We do need to move and be active, but it is important for our physical bodies that we don’t overdo it.)
We need the right amount of water. (Hydration is incredibly important.)
We need to make sure we are free of infections. (We need to take care of our physical health and treat anything that may be causing us discomfort.)
We need the right amount of sun. (Vitamin D supports many functions of the body. When our skin is exposed to the sun, it makes vitamin D from cholesterol. It also instructs the cells in our gut to absorb calcium and phosphorus, essential for healthy bones. It also helps fight depression and muscle weakness, amongst other things.)
We need to speak kindly to ourselves and show ourselves some tender loving care. (Replacing the negative voices in our heads, with positive and caring voices, will help to boost our mental health.)
We too need the right kind of environment to live in and need shelter from the weather.
You see, we aren’t really that different from the veggies we are growing in our gardens! Our basic needs are very similar.
If you need help with any of these steps, then please do reach out to me. Send me a PM and I can let you know how my new weight loss program may be able to help you. My program isn’t just designed to help you drop the excess weight, it is designed to help you address many areas of your life, to ensure you are living in a healthy manner and to give you the very best chance of transformation at many levels.
(Image is of one of the many potato plants that I am currently growing in my own garden at the moment!)