Ever get sick of having a screen in front of your face? I do, and thankfully I have realized how much plants offer an opportunity to detox from technology and the business of school and work.
A good friend of mine, Peter, has been blogging about finding rest while working at home during quarantine. His blog is full of practical steps we all can take towards finding rest in the midst of our busy schedules.
His articles have made me think more about how (or rather if) I am incorporating rest into my daily and weekly schedule. And I realized that taking care of my plants are an ideal way of detoxing from my phone and computer on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
Tending to my succulents is not a chore; I’ve written already about how it’s actually so fun and relaxing to me. I even find it therapeutic, although it is a bit messy, to re-pot succulents and watch them go from old to new soil. There is something so relaxing, refreshing, and life-giving in taking care of my houseplants that allows me to destress and forget the endless worries of the world right now.
If you are a plant parent, think about the value of detoxing from your phone the next time you stop to water your plant or clean up the soil. And if you are thinking about ordering your first plant and taking a shot at being a plant dad or mom, look at it as a new way to incorporate rest into your life.
Also, check out my friend Peter’s blog. He writes about the challenges and struggles that we all have with finding rest during this crazy time. His work is especially directed toward anyone living in a big city like New York. Check his work out and go get yourself a succulent.