5 Life Lessons I Learned From My Plants
Lesson #5: Re-Pot Every So Often
Plants like things to stay the same, but they also need things to change so they can grow. It's weird, because plants grow so slowly. It's hard to know when they need to be repotted. Right now, Banana is screaming at me to change her pot. Unlike Sheryl Sandberg, she's leaning out. She lost a stalk. Her leaves have been yellowing. She's been requiring more pruning than usual. She's been thirstier. She's showing me that she's ready for a change. Her current pot is no longer suiting her.
People start to break down like that, too. If you can't sleep, start getting sick more often, feel tension or anxiety, you might need to re-pot. I try to do that by bringing some new elements into my life. Maybe it's new friends or a new hobby or a new haircut. If I'm starting to show signs of distress, I figure out what I need to change about my environment so I can grow.