Plants are nature’s way of telling you to give yourself more space in this world.
Though I am not yet the mother of an endless number of plants, I’m close to being that role.
A few succulents and small leafy plants adorn a small corner of my house solely to accessorize and liven it up.
The more time I devote to caring for my plants, the more I began to realize they are more than just decoration for my house.
They’re Practically My Children
It was my responsibility to protect them as I would myself.
As with any living thing, plants require a certain amount of care to thrive. My plants’ brown, shriveled ends would reflect the state of my well-being when I was not doing my best.
Furthermore, studies show that being surrounded by greenery can help you breathe easier, feel more relaxed, and enhance your life.
After realizing the correlation between plants and self-care, I researched the plants I have currently in my home (as well as those I intend to add).
What I gained wasn’t all arbitrary after all. Our relationship with plants can be reflected in more ways than one, and they can also help us cope during difficult times.
Identify the Plant That Is Calling to You Based on Your Personality
However, not all plants bring joy, especially those that require a lot of maintenance. We also hear from some more during difficult times.
Based on the plants I gathered, I delved deeper into their personalities. Consider their benefits, efforts, and attention you could dedicate to them when determining the ones that are calling out to you.
Aloe Vera Can Serve As a Reminder to Break Toxic Ties
In my opinion, Aloe Vera is the best house plant since it is easy to maintain and has so many benefits. You and aloe vera might be a good match if you’re the type to give a lot (emotionally, financially, or physically).
Cutting off the leaves of aloe vera causes it to herbally heal and heal wounds (burns, cuts, and scars), but the plant is also able to purify the air around you.
You don’t need an air filter to detox your air of harmful chemicals, but it can help.
You may need to trim away dead pieces of aloe vera during the repotting process.
This can serve as a reminder of your own development: as you approach different stages of life, you sometimes have to let go of the things or people that may be preventing you from succeeding.
It might be necessary to replant yourself as you continue to develop better understanding of yourself and experience new things. You can continue to grow into who you want to be by making choices that help you grow.
Try Lavender for Relaxation and Calm
One of the most popular essential oils is derived from this plant, which is very beautiful, smells wonderful, and is easy to look at. Lavender (and its powerful scent) is perfect for those who forget to unwind or take a few moments for themselves.
Lavender isn’t considered a traditional houseplant, but it offers plenty of benefits that will make just about everyone want to keep it around.
There is something calming about the smell of flowers. It helps reduce anxiety.
Additionally, its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties make it a great addition to your beauty routine.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed or want a good night’s sleep, close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. With its relaxing scent, you’ll feel calmer as you inhale.
Moving your lavender plant outside during the warmer spring months will allow it to catch some fresh sunshine. Take a few minutes outside to get your own dose of vitamin D while you’re at it.
Try Peace Lilies As a Reminder to Maintain a Work-life Balance
Add peace lilies to the list of natural purifiers. By neutralizing harmful indoor chemicals, this beautiful plant improves the flow of energy in your home. Also, it is believed to help people flourish mentally, physically, and spiritually.
Those of you who are familiar with astrology will appreciate how peace lilies have a delicate appearance but are extremely strong and rooted, like the energy of individuals born under the Cancer zodiac sign.
Peace lilies represent peace, tranquility, prosperity, purification, and solitude. Speaking positive affirmations to your plants, especially peace lilies, can have powerful spiritual benefits. Don’t say anything you wouldn’t like to hear yourself.
Try a Snake Plant As a Reminder to Survive and Thrive During Difficult Times
Snake plants are known to provide a strong protective energy in your space and require very little care to grow.
When things get tough for easy-going folk, snake plants are here to remind them of their resilience. It is easy to keep snake plants in observation because they are easy to maintain. They need little attention, but can still thrive under a little pressure – just like a Libra!
Snake plants have the ability to convert carbon dioxide into oxygen at night, which means if you live in an area with no air flow, having quite a few snake plants around you may help sanitize the air in your residence!
Snake plants remind you that even during difficult times, you can still choose to thrive even in the most difficult circumstances.
You can find peace in the cool, clean air provided by this plant, so close your eyes, sit next to it, and breathe in its fresh air.
Eucalyptus Is a Good Reminder to Stay Present
In addition to its pleasant aroma, this plant is also known for helping treat asthma, colds, and congestion.
You and the eucalyptus: The eucalyptus is the perfect plant for those who need to remember to appreciate the moment and what lies ahead. Inhale the scent for a few moments. Being present in the moment is the result of this activity.
You only have this present moment. Do not think about yesterday’s events because you cannot change them, and don’t worry about tomorrow’s schedule because you only have now. Have fun.
Plants Are Essentially Reminders to Care for Yourself
Because I wasn’t taking care of them as well when I struggled mentally and couldn’t care for myself, my plants suffered. When my plants are vibrant and flourishing, I tend to take better care of myself and my physical and emotional needs.
I get an instant boost of happiness when I am able to watch the way my plant’s leaves unfurl to receive the sunlight. I am reminded to do what I find fulfilling instead of focusing solely on what I have to do. The message is to never stop and to keep growing.