Why Gardening Can Relieve Your Stress

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Gardening is a great hobby. It enables you to spend quality time in the fresh air doing something meaningful in the form of growing plants, flowers, fruits, and vegetables, which look, smell, and taste amazing. But did you know that gardening can also be great for relieving your stress?

It really can and here’s why:

It gives you something to focus on

When you’re stressed, you tend to ruminate on all of the bad things in your life and it just makes the problem work. When you’re out in the garden, you need to focus on tending the soil, choosing the right spot to plant that tree, nurturing your seeds, and well you get the idea.

It gets you moving

Physical activity is a great stress reliever and gardening is a great way to get some exercise in without it ever feeling like exercise. Digging, pulling up weeds, pruning trees – there is so much activity to be had in the garden.

Plants are soothing

Numerous studies have confirmed that the mere presence of plants and flowers in our life has a soothing effect on the mind and is able to alleviate stress fast, and it’s not so surprising because nature is so beautiful and such a good reminder that our problems are so small in the great scheme of things.

If you’re sold on the benefits of gardening to relieve stress, you might want to take a look at this infographic that lays out all of the amazing health benefits of gardening, which go far beyond relieving your stress.

Infographic designed by: Trim That Weed