We want our plants to thrive. One of the best ways to keep a hearty houseplant is to prune their leaves. Pruning involves removing dead and dying leaves, making room for new growth, and encourages the plant's natural shape and healthy growth. For indoor plants, it’s best to do this around the end of winter and early spring.
It might even be time for you to prune some leaves to inspire growth in your own life. Plant people are natural nurturers (makes sense). It’s easy to make everyone around you a priority. Our plants, our family, our friends, our job - seem to get first dibs when it comes to our time. But, there is power in making time to prune your own leaves. This process forces you to take inventory of all the things in our life that you spend your time and energy on and ask yourself, “How does this serve me or add to my growth?”
Healthy relationships, thoughts, habits, and opportunities need room to grow in our lives. Cutting out the things in your life that are dead, that don’t promote your growth or bring the best out of you will prepare you for new life.
We know. Easier said than done, but we’re here to help. Here’s a piece of advice that may relieve some pressure: start small and make time. Balance is key. Everything does not have to go. The little things will motivate you to do bigger things and bigger things will turn into habits and essential parts of your self care routine. Whether you clean out your closet or do a short social media cleanse, when you “prune” the things that take up space it will become easier to focus on things that are truly important to you and your progress.
Plants never fail to mimic aspects of our own life. There is a lot of benefit in paying attention to the way we care for our plants. More often than not, they will teach you a thing or two about how to care for yourself.😉