How Understanding Your Own Eco-system Helps You Thrive

 Humans are like plants in many ways. ("Then the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground.") Gen. 2:7.

Like plants, humans also have an eco-system. I'm talking about being in, or creating the right environment that helps us thrive.

Just as every plant has an ideal environment: the amount of sunlight it needs to survive, soil composition, hydration and humidity level, we all have or favor certain conditions that help us to thrive and do well.

"Souls who follow their hearts thrive." Proverbs 13:19

For example,
  • Some people thrive working forty hours a week, others at fifty or more.

    For me, it's about sixty hours a week with running a business and my blog. At the same time, if it's more than sixty, I'm overwhelmed.

  • Some people are office people. Some are not.

  • Some work well in a group or teams, others independently, or at home.

  • Some are morning people, and others are night owls. Some, like myself,  go either way.

  • Some like long vacations, or days off to keep themselves at ideal performance. Some only need very little rest or time off.

  • Some people are very social and need lots of interaction to thrive. Maybe you're like me, and don't need as much interaction to thrive.

Find Your Eco-system and Thrive

The thief come not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10

We all have our own preferred eco-system that is important for us to be at our best. Find yours.

If you find yourself tired, irritable, slacking, slow, struggling or even dying, chances are your eco-system is off.

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