Water your own plants

As it is now a new year; for many that means changing plans, creating new plans and ideas, makings amends where need be, fine-tuning certain areas of their lives, readjusting and redirecting their focus and energy, on and on the list goes.

Also for many, it only takes about two weeks into the new year to lose sight of the goals and plans they had set at the beginning of the new year. Maintaining the same energy from January first throughout the year is the challenge. Either laziness creeps in, or we begin to get distracted with things that shouldn’t be distracting us in the first place. Even, some start the comparison game and get discouraged when it is only two weeks into the year and their friends are already doing better than them.

Water your own plants. Pay no attention to what others are doing or not doing because their journey will never be your journey. Let this year be the year that you actually consciously and intentionally focus on yourself and achieve all the goals you set at the beginning of the year.

Aren’t you tired of setting goals and not accomplishing them? Aren’t you tired of always setting the same goals years after years after years? Allow yourself to make this year mark the beginning of change; no matter how little. You have within you the ability to make that change. You have within you the power to make that change.

Water your plants and it will grow. But you can’t keep neglecting it and still expect it to grow. Whatever “plants” represents for you: be it education, marriage, family, career, finance, etc. It needs your attention- take care of it, invest in it, and protect it. In due time, the seeds you planted will become a tree that bears fruits.

#thesunshinethagain! ©

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28 responses to “Water your own plants”

  1. Fantastic post. And perfect timing. Change is hard. Committing to it even harder. This was what I needed to hear “water my own plants”. This will be my year 😀

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    1. Yes yes yes! It will! Although challenging, it’s possible. I’m here to help with words of encouragement. 🙂

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      1. I just shared your post on Facebook. I have reread it numerous times…that I needed to share it with others. Thanks again.

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      2. Thank you so much!
        I’m really happy to hear so; it inspires me to keep posting.
        It warms my heart to know you relate with it as much as you do.
        Thanks for spreading the message!

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  2. Nice post. And yes, watering my plants somehow make me feel happy, that I am caring for a life.

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  3. Great post! It’s hard to care for other people when you don’t care for yourself. I’m still working on it, but I hope by watering my own plants, my love can overflow to water the gardens of others.

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    1. You’re right! We have to take care of ourselves first to be able to take care of others.
      I especially love your last sentence. I’m happy to know you’re working on it…it takes time. Keep at it! ✨

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  4. Wonderful post!!!! I usually tell people to “stay in their lane” but I much prefer this 💜

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    1. Aha…”stay in your lane” works too. Thank you!!

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  5. Excellent advice…just be true to your heart and soul…

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    1. Exactly! Be true to oneself.

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  6. Loved it. One of new year post I’ve seen so far.

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      1. One of the best* ! Oops i missed the important part 😅

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  7. A good and necessary reminder for the February doldrums where dreams are so often ditched.

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    1. True! That’s right. It’s about that time of the year where people start to let go of their new year’s resolutions.

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  8. I accept your challenge! I will make it my goal to finish writing my third novel by the end of the year. I hope you and others on here will keep me to this.

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  9. Reblogged this on Crossing the Air and commented:
    I’m watering my small beloved plants. They will grow and become big beloved trees.

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  10. Right on point. Thanks!

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  11. Thank you for this 😊 Great post.

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    1. My pleasure!
      Thank you for reading! 🙂

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