Cultivate the Garden of Your Mind
Originally drawn with ink on watercolor paper
Thinking about our minds the way we would tend a garden can help form healthier habits. Obviously, gardens need water (which could translate in this metaphor to literally water & sustenance). But, gardens require more thorough tending than watering to thrive. Removing weeds, adding fertilizer, protection from the elements, etc. are all vital components.
Similarly, we can tend the garden of our minds. This can be as simple as taking the time to check in with ourselves, evaluating what’s not serving us, and removing those weeds. “Fertilizing” could look like learning, creative pursuits, or even self-care. Things which improve our quality of life - and, in many ways, are what life is actually /about/.