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HOW GARDENING CAN FIGHT STRESS AND IMPROVE YOUR LIFE

HOW GARDENING CAN FIGHT STRESS AND IMPROVE YOUR LIFE

Gardening is a popular hobby for several reasons. Working in the dirt and caring for a living plant allows you to forget about other concerns and focus on the task at hand. But this hobby also has many other benefits, such as reducing stress levels and improving your general health and well-being. If you are looking for a relaxing, productive hobby, consider starting a little garden, either indoors or outdoors.


The Benefits of Working With Living Plants

A Japanese study found that individuals who spent as little as one-half hour in a green forest environment had lower cortisol levels associated with stress. You may not be able to spend time outdoors, surrounded by greenery, but you can get many of the same benefits by working with plants in your garden. Growing your own plants, fruits and vegetables can be a satisfying way to spend time that takes you away from computer screens and smartphones and allows you to focus on the earth and how things grow. Plants offer an endless variety of choices, and you will learn a great deal about the wide variety of available plant species.


You Can Start With A Few Container Plants

Creating a garden doesn’t have to be a big project with a significant investment of money. You can fill up a few garden containers with soil and place them on your patio or balcony. Many people enjoy indoor gardening, planting herbs they use in their culinary creations. Others care for houseplants that help to clean the air and decorate their indoor spaces. You may want to try growing a tomato plant or setting out some onion bulbs. Caring for your plants can be both fun and absorbing, as you tend to water levels, fertilizers and warding off garden pests.

Getting Deeper Into the Garden Experience

After tending to a few indoor or outdoor container plants, you may find you want to take on the task of a natural garden. This task will require a deeper understanding of plants and the conditions they need to grow and more equipment. Again, gardening proves itself a great way to escape from the usual stresses, and you can even share the fruits of your garden with family and friends.

Whether you choose to have a few herbs for your culinary creations or a full-scale garden full of vegetables and fruits, you can enjoy the many benefits of working in the garden. The beauty of garden work is that it takes you away from regular activities and puts you in a calmer state of mind that is good for both body and mind.

 

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