Planting Seeds Within Self
Have you ever thought about the symbolism of planting seeds and how this metaphor can help you create the life you want to lead? Ignored plants do not tend to do very well. Well-nurtured and cared for plants, on the other hand, produce blooms. They have good soil, are somewhere the sunlight can reach them, and are watered when they need it. Take care of those seeds and before you know it, a small leafy green will greet you one day. Nothing is more inspiring than seeing your seed turn into something that blooms. What seeds can you plant and nurture in your life so that you can bloom as well?
Where are you now in life, and what kind of future is waiting for you, is in your hands. Treat yourself with the same level of care and attention you would freshly planted seedlings. The way you handle yourself with bad decisions, mistakes, and struggles in life are the things that make you who you are. Learn from the past and use it to fuel yourself to be the best version of you the next time. The beauty of life is that every day we are presented with a new opportunity to be better.
There are countless seeds you can plant in your life, we want to focus on 4 of them.
Career. Life is too short to get stuck doing something you don’t like. Do what you love, unleash who you are, follow your passion and before you know it, you’ll be killing it! The best career ever is doing what you are born to do. I know it’s not that simple, it can be hard to figure it out sometimes. But once you have that rock solid idea and you are determined, you can begin unlocking it and turn your passion into a realistic career. Think of little changes you can make (seeds you can plant) to make your dream a reality.
Relationship. Relationships are like gardening, you reap what you sow. Plant seeds by spending time together doing things you both love. Make memories that you can cherish for the rest of your lives. No matter how busy you are in your daily routine, making time shows the other person they are a priority no matter what. Taking time for each other can lead to a healthier relationship, better life fulfillment, and more years of wonderful partnership to come. This advice applies to romantic relationships and friendships as well.
Health. What you eat is what you are. Plant seeds (literally and metaphorically) to fuel your body with healthy foods. Great nutrition combined with exercise is key to maintaining a healthy weight and promoting your overall health. Remember: A healthy mind nourishes a healthy body. Being healthy has a huge effect on your mental, emotional and physical conditions. You don’t give up easily, you’re more energetic, and you have a positive outlook on life.
Self. The seeds we plant within our career, relationships, and health are seeds of opportunity we plant within ourselves. It is important to remember, even in the difficult times, that you are here for a reason, and there are so many things to be thankful for. Set your sights on how you can change the world, no matter how small it is, it is still an achievement. Do good to others, and believe me, it will come back to you in folds. Start your day with a positive mind and don’t ruin it with whatever interruptions come your way. Interruptions are not permanent. Be you and keep in mind “you, yourself are enough”.
I encourage you to go out there and start planting seeds in your life. No matter how tough it is or worthless it may seem right now. With your desire, perseverance, time, extra effort, and hard work, an empty dirt plot will be filled with beauty and growth in due time.
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
~ Robert Louis Stevenson