Getting to the root of it…

This is a bed in my garden.  Every year I think about growing vegetables.  I love the idea of planting a seed, nurturing it and watching it grow into something you can then eat and in return it nurture’s you.  But every year I always leave it too late. It’s a big patch to dig and I always put it off as I’ve never got enough time. I’ll say to myself I’ll do it at the weekend when I have more time but the weekend comes and I need to go shopping, do the housework be taxi for the kids or it’s raining and before I know it another growing season has come and gone and I regret not taking the time to do it.

This year I decided if I break it down and dig a strip at a time and plant the seeds as I go it doesn’t seem such a big job.  We’ve had some lovely weather and I had a spare few hours so I dug the first strip. I wanted to carry on and dig the whole patch but I knew that was unrealistic.  Now I’ve started it’s spurred me on when I get a spare half hour to get out and carry on digging. The result is I’ve already dug a third of the patch and have planted a row of carrots.  It now feels a lot more achievable and I’m really excited to see what I can grow this year.

Why am I sharing this with you?  While I was digging I was thinking about the clients that come to us.  They’re always embarrassed as they’ve put off a job because there was something they didn’t know how to do, they didn’t want to do it wrong or they simply just don’t have the time. It quickly escalates and then they feel it’s too big a job.  But by breaking it down and tackling the problem piece by piece it suddenly seems more achievable and you feel back in control.

If there’s anything you’re struggling with or need some advice get in touch.

A blog post written by Sabina