Do you pay attention to what you’re growing?

The way we do something is often the way we do EVERYTHING. I’m CONSTANTLY attempting to do better, to make life easier and hope these reflections help you make some improvements to your own life strategies

Much as I love the IDEA of gardening and rewilding, I’m not a natural at either. Am still very much working on my patience muscles.

I did a lot of weeding out the front a few days ago and felt so… grown UP. I also gave some strawberries more space and planted some spring onions (in places where I’ll continue to keep an eye on them and ensure they have good conditions in which to grow).

But I realise from living in this house (my first with my own garden) for nearly 3 years that I’m far better at having ideas than at seeing them through (although I DO persevere and see a LOT through, it’s the planting that is more interesting to me than the weeding and repotting etc).

Last year, I planted loads of garlic and onion but it was in the field and… the rewilding made it hard to get to the coldframe so… poor neglected plants. I failed to harvest them!

It made me think about all the hats I wear workwise and how, while NOW, I have an amazing practice and balance between the writing, individual and group work, I failed to harvest many earlier efforts.

Maybe all those years of struggle didn’t have to be SO tough…

You can read my Rapport column (HERE and by clicking the image below) about how we can identify our strategies for life – both the helpful and beneficial and the UNHELPFUL – by being curious about our approaches to gardening and yoga

For you, it might be something completely different.

But how we do something IS often how we do everything.

Grab your journal (if you feel like it)

What springs to mind for you? What do you love to do?

Maybe running? Cycling? DIY? Painting?

How does your approach with this (these) relate to your approach to other things?

What are you (literally or metaphorically) growing? Are you giving it the space and environment it deserves? That it NEEDS? Are you on top of its evolving needs?

What might you do a little differently to give whatever you’re growing a better chance?

Feel free to email eve@selfcarecoaching.net to let me know.

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With love,

Eve Menezes Cunningham self care coach therapist supervisor

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