In the blink of an eye, we are into August, the month that is full of change and anticipation. For me it feels like a beginning and end at the same time – a hiatus before our next chapter. August 1 marks the midpoint between the summer solstice and the autumn equinox. August is also National Wellness Month, a month that encourages us to prioritize selfcare, take microsteps towards managing stress, and put healthy routines into place for us and those who depend on us.
Well-being is not a one-time event. It is not a destination but a journey. It’s an ongoing practice of small, daily habits that help us to be more productive, to feel better, healthier and happier. Putting our own well-being on the “I will start that tomorrow” because I have deadlines, family obligations and other stressors can catch up to you. National Wellness Month was born out of the knowledge that if we are going to accomplish big things – we need to take care of ourselves.
August is the time to slow down, allowing our brain to do the maintenance it needs. In today’s 24/7 world, we rarely slow down and the “always on mentality” can have an effect on our health and well-being.
That’s where GARDENUITY comes in: our gardens and gardening experiences invite you to get a little dirty and to nurture nature through microsteps that can become macro changes in your life.
So, whether you are looking to add a desktop garden to your “back to school” work space, bring a gardening event to your colleagues, or plant a fall patio garden full of seasonal favorites, we are ready to get you growing. We invite you to “live into August” with ease and a true appreciation for slowing down and savoring the season.
What are your favorite things to complete and start in August? Email me at Donna@gardenuity.com and let me know.
Until then, I will be in the garden, getting dirty for good.