When my jade plants began to look anything but happy, I knew it was time to head down to my favorite plant store. Just the thought of driving down to Stump Plants has me feeling all giddy inside.
With the growing number of plants in our house, I’ve been given the name of the “Crazy Plant Lady,” which I accept with pride. After all, I’ve been able to keep “most” of them alive with the guidance of the helpful staff at Stump Plants. Yay!
As I’m cruising down the road, I began thinking about why a visit to Stump Plants excites me each time. Being in their space makes me feel very joyful.
It’s a very welcoming place filled with so many lush plants, and they showcase fun ways to use them. Who knew there were so many varieties of air plants?
Reading this, you may think that’s good for you, but being in a plant store is not my thing.
My question for you is what is YOUR thing? What is it you do that brings you joy and lights you up?
Do you love spending time in nature? Belly laughing with friends until you can no longer breathe?
Only you can answer this question!
Assuming you’ve got this down, let’s flip it around. What doesn’t bring you joy? Not to focus on the parts of your life that bring you down, but identifying these can help you to focus more on what brings you joy and weed out the other.
The goal is to do more of what brings you joy and less of what doesn’t.
Of course some things are non-negotiable. Cleaning the toilet might not bring us joy, but we still have to do it once in awhile. But if you take an honest look at your life you may find things you can remove.
It’s easy to feel that we have to do it all, but most times that’s not the case.
Let’s pay more attention to what brings us joy. What about creating a “joyful” list? This list could be used when you feel your energy is dipping, or you want to bring more of those good feelings into your life. This list of 100 small things might inspire you.
Do you feel stuck trying to figure out what brings you joy? You may be so caught up in the buzz of life with your head down, that you’re unable to witness what’s happening right in front of you.
If so, you’re not alone!
Could you use some help finding those joyful moments or pushing out those moments that steal your joy? If so, I would love to support you around bringing more of what you want into your life and letting go of what you don’t. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.