It’s no secret that throughout the pandemic, many people became overwhelmed with anxiety, homeschooling and working from home. They experienced total burnout, quit their jobs or both. Arianna Huffington recently wrote about this, citing one expert who described this experience as post-traumatic COVID disorder (PTCD).
Slowly, we have begun redefining success and ourselves. For many of us, that meant tapping into inner peace and joy.
I recently took up a new hobby: gardening. I figured it would be the ideal way to relax and add more Zen into my life. There’s something very soothing about plunging your hands into the earth and watching beautiful things grow.
Here are 10 things I learned about how tending my garden helped me tend to my soul.
Just like tending your garden, we need to stop thinking about recharging as a reward for working hard and burning out. Instead, we should all incorporate well-being and recharging practices into our work and daily lives.
Remember: When you take care of yourself like you would tend your garden, you’re planting the seeds to boost vitality and everyday life.
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PS: Here's a snapshot of part of my beautiful Zen garden -- the orange rabbit meditating is the perfect symbol for the peace and joy it brings me! I'd love to see your garden - hit reply and share a picture or two :)