3 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Plants

Remember: There's always sunshine after the rain


We're all too familiar with the wheel of monotony. Given our tasks and long list of must-dos, there are days when we simply feel like we can't squeeze in some time for a quick R&R or even just a quiet time at home. End the familiar routine by making time for new hobbies! An easy way to take a break would be to care for plants. You can turn an unused corner at home, or even your balcony—into a pocket garden. If ever you're in need of a positive boost, just look at your mini wonders and you'll feel better.

For those thinking about taking care of a few indoor plants, let me share with you some of the things that I learned from having succulents at home. As a newbie succulent owner, I must say that these plants have given me a lot—aside from improving my space:

Be unique and be you

I've always pictured my pocket garden as simple and streamlined. However, after a few weeks, I realized that the setup looked plain and boring. This prompted me to experiment with cute and colorful planters that add life to the space.

Don't be afraid to showcase your style and go all out in terms of pieces and decor! Recycle old bottles, paint your pots—it's your space and your rules.

Stick with people who encourage your growth

Mark Twain once said: "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can be great." I realized that I should avoid negative people who love to complain and focus on the negative side. The same thing applies to plants. When it comes to repotting your greens, it's best to group those with the same needs. Always do your research and give your plants the TLC they deserve. 

Embrace your alone time

There are times when we all can't take the pressure at work and even at home. This should remind you that there are good times and bad times, and what's important is you stay strong—and ready to face whatever comes your way. Take inspiration from your favorite plant that survived days without watering and sunlight. As the adage goes, after the rain comes the bright and colorful rainbow. 

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