Develop With Your Backyard – Shazzy Health

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Grow with your garden

In the past few months at home, my family has really started gardening and growing our own produce. While spending some time outside picking herbs for our dinner yesterday, I found that through social distancing and self-quarantine, I learned a lot about life through something as simple as gardening.

1. Plant your seeds

Until we planted our seeds in our yard, they just sat in a kitchen drawer and only took up space because we always intended to plant them but kept putting them off. When we finally put them in some soil we were so overjoyed to see little sprouts sticking out, and now we can enjoy the fruits of our labor (no pun intended!). This seemed like a really good representation of how we all have goals for new things that we're going to try or things that we want to improve in our lives, but we just let them stay as thoughts and dreams without letting them go work to make it a reality. All it takes is one step in the right direction and you will soon be well on your way to achieving your goals.

Watering can for plants

2. Water your plants

Just like you can't put a seed in a pot of earth and magically await plants (unless you're Jack with magic beans!), You can't just start something good, then leave it and hope for the best. because the positive things in our life require attention and care in order to thrive. For me, the "good" I've been working on is literally drinking more water. That's why I've spent time tracking my water intake in my journal and always making sure my water bottle is full. You might find yourself reading more books, learning to cook, or exercising more. Whatever your "good cause" is, make sure you give yourself the resources to keep it up so it doesn't just get out of hand.

3. Remove the weeds

It is not enough to just keep and nurture the positive things in your life, but you must also work on getting rid of the negative things, whether it is a habit you want to break, an environment that is not productive still stimulates creativity, or even disorder that is no longer enjoyable. Breaking down everything from your to-do list to your closet can free up space for the things that matter most to you.

Sunlight in the garden

4. Bask in the light of the Son

Most plants need sunlight to grow, but some flowers actually rotate towards the sun, which is known as heliotropism! As the sun moves across the sky, they turn to it to better bask in its light and warmth. We as believers should also try to follow the will and way of the Son Jesus. As we grow and go through life, we should always focus and rely on the Lord for our strength and joy, and everything else will fit together.

Sunitha Konatham,
A Shazzy Fitness Guest Blogger is a college student and freelance writer who loves to spread joy and encouragement by writing about faith, health, music, and the little moments that make life a little sweeter on her blog: For this moment.

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