How to Bloom When You Feel Like You’re Wilting: A Guide to Thriving
Are you feeling like a flower withering on the vine? Spring is a season of renewal and growth, but if you’re feeling stuck or burnt out, it can be hard to tap into that energy.
The thing we must all accept is that it is okay to not know why we feel the way we do. Figuring that out is often the first step to healing.
Luckily, there are steps you can take to help improve your wellbeing and feel renewed this spring.
Next, it’s important to realize that when focusing on your growth it’s important to not get distracted by others. Everyone has to find their own path and hopefully, your example will motivate those around you to do the same. Choose you!
Prioritize self-care: When we’re busy or stressed, self-care is often the first thing to fall by the wayside. However, taking care of ourselves is crucial to our overall wellbeing. Make time for activities that make you feel good, whether that’s taking a bubble bath, going for a walk, or reading a book.
There are a few things you can do to change your mindset, your environment, and ultimately your life.
First, you don’t have to pick up the phone, answer that message, or accept that invitation. ❣️ People can make us feel like we are beholden to them, their needs, their dreams, their timeline. We aren’t! People only have that type of power over us if we give it to them.
Life can often feel overwhelming, especially when you find that there is no one to turn to for guidance or support. Often it seems like when we need help the most, those around us would rather do us harm. If you are finding that your family and friends are’t giving you what you need. You are not the only one.
It’s unfortunately common that those closest to us are unable to see what our true potential is. It could be that they don’t want to acknowledge their own short comings by recognizing our strengths. It could be that they want to keep us where they are so they don’t feel alone. You just never know.
Avoiding toxic people is absolutely essential for maintaining your well-being, and maintaining your well-being is critical to accomplishing your goals. As a friend told me once, “you can’t pour from an empty vessel.” Fill yourself with positivity and love.
Connect with others who will actually help you bloom!
Social support is an important part of our mental health. Make time to connect with friends and family, whether that’s through a phone call, video chat, or in-person hangout. You might also consider joining a group or club related to your interests to meet new people.
Carefully cultivating a social circle where you are surrounded by people who appreciate, nurture, and motivate you is a crucial component of a successful life. Find the people who will encourage you and help you to continue to blossom. 💞
Set SMART goals for your life.
Having something to work toward can be motivating and help give our lives a sense of purpose. Set achievable goals for yourself, whether that’s a fitness goal, a creative project, or a career milestone.
Practice gratitude by focusing on what you have.
Focusing on the positives in our lives can help us feel more content and satisfied. Take time each day to reflect on what you’re grateful for, whether that’s a supportive partner, a good cup of coffee, or a beautiful sunset.
Get outside and connect with nature.
Spending time in nature has been shown to have numerous benefits for our mental health. Make time to go for a walk, hike, or bike ride in a local park or nature reserve.
Seek professional help when you need it.
If you’re struggling with mental health issues, it’s important to seek help from a qualified professional. Therapy, medication, or a combination of both can be effective treatments for conditions like depression or anxiety.
Mindset Book Recommendations
- Tressie McMillan Cottom, Thick: And Other Essays
- Adeline Bird, Be Unapologetically You
- Glory Edim, Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves
- Toni Morrison, The Source of Self-Regard
- Shonda Rhimes, Year of Yes
My father told me once, “You know you don’t have to respond.” Truer words have never been spoken and taking that lesson to heart has made a huge difference in my life these past few months.
By taking these steps, you can start to feel more energized and motivated this spring. Remember that it’s okay to ask for help if you need it, and that progress isn’t always linear. With time, patience, and effort, you can bloom and thrive.