There have been a lot of “growing” focused session shares on Music Sparks. From suggesting you plant kisses with preschoolers to gardens of songs for preschoolers or older adults to an intergenerational flower sing-along. (Just to highlight a few.)

Whether it is a love of music or love of your work with older adults or with children, something has drawn you here. The challenge is any and all of these (the music, the population, the work) can lead to burnout. Having a growth mindset is one way you can address it.

Resources shared within these posts, pinned on Pinterest, shared on Facebooktweeted out to the world are there to inspire both growth and change. Sure, they are there to support you. And, yes, I love interacting with you.

Just like a seed planted in the ground, you need to allow ideas to sprout and to grow. Rather than seeking to have divergent experiences through divergent materials, take some time to allow sprouting and growth. Think of it as a plan to grow.

Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow. John Lennon

Plan to grow your sessionsCreating your plan to grow

The first piece is to set aside time to assess what you already have. Many times this allows us to uncover a forgotten seed for a session. It might be song we’ve not shared in months or years. It might be an experience we’ve help off on sharing “until the right time”.

Next, be sure you plotting space/time to grow your sessions. A little can happen in a short time if you follow a plan.

There are times we need to allow a song to blossom into a full session. Try the 6 approaches listed in the post to see what grows.

Be sure you are growing as a person. Pursue your own interests. Read books. Take classes or courses with some NOT being directly related to your work/sessions.

“Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” – Mary Tyler Moore

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