Welcome back to another week of reflecting how houseplants can improve our mental health. Now, simply having them around isn’t going to boost your mood, but how we interact with them can have a positive effect on how we look at ourselves and the world around us.
We get the struggle.
You had a lot going on this week-- it’s not every week you forget to water your plants!
Crisping from the edges and drooping past no return..? Um.. okay no, worries..
Wait… what?? Your kitties attacked the foliage after a fly was playing hide and seek around the leaves- only ½ are salvageable… Yikes!
Oh, shoot. Those white things crawling on the bottom of the leaves.. Yeah.. I think you should.. Yeah.. hold on, how many??
You might want to take care of that.
These situations are inevitable. Accepting imperfections comes with the territory of living life and caring for plants.
But there’s good news-- you have the power to change how you interpret life’s challenges, or in this case, one hell of a plant disaster! (cringe)
This will be your new mantra, okay?
You see, the Queen Bey isn’t claiming perfection, but simply lacking flaws. ‘Waking up flawless’ is an oxymoron and isn’t meant to be taken literally.
“I just woke up, and I’m feeling good.”
It’s not just that Beyonce is perfect per se, but she acknowledges being free from flaw, free from taking the title- flawed.
Take it easy on yourself… you’re doing better than you think, love.
Start slowly...Data indicates that over 50% of the population live in urban areas, meaning we have to try that much harder to recreate natural environments in which humans have evolved in. Even better, IvyMay has produced our own line of soil that replicates your plant’s natural environment. Our Peace of Mind & Mindful Mix potting mix is packaged with perlite, orchid bark and earthworm castings, your plants will feel right at home!
Living in cities away from natural environments likely results in higher stress levels and poorer mental health. Stressful situations are inevitable... it just comes with the territory of living life…
So then what happens? You are faced with the decision of how to interpret the situation.
Wutcha gonna do about your plant disaster, or the coffee stain on your white jeans?
~Embrace life, embrace your imperfections; you are the bees knees~
Shy away from creating unreachable goals for yourself-- you wouldn’t expect a Monstera Deliciosa to grow 4x its size in a month, why are you expecting the whole enchilada from yourself?