Gardening 10 Minutes a Day

Sure, gardening takes time.  But it does not have to be that daunting, overwhelming experience we perceive it to be.  All you see is neglect when you look out the window.  You’ve convinced yourself you just don’t have the time.  Then nothing happens, the cycle repeats itself, nothing happens.

Don’t get trapped into thinking you have no time for developing the garden you would like.  All it takes is a little inspiration and 10 minutes a day.

  • Ten minutes a day adds up to more than an hour per week and over 60 hours per year.
  • Time is elastic. When we bring complete focus to whatever we are doing, we can get a surprising amount done in a small amount of time.
  • To do things incrementally is to act in the way nature acts. All we must do is fold this knowledge into our own human nature to reap the benefits.
  • When the tortoise goes up against the hare, the tortoise always wins. Be the tortoise.

When you hear the garden calling, be defiant – consider one small task, plant one flower, pull one weed, trim one plant, rake one group of leaves.  Then let it go.

Something unexpected may happen, completing that one task may speak to you positively for the rest of the day.  It may speak to you of possibilities.  Help get you in the flow of things.

You may still not have time for gardening, but you just demonstrated that you have the time for one simple gesture each day.  So, step by step, flower by flower, weed by weed you keep at it.  And in a couple or few weeks your garden will knock you out with beauty.  All because you chose to spend just 10 minutes a day doing something you love – even if you “don’t have the time”.