Springtime is here again! That means the sun and warmer temperatures will return as well. Plants will start thriving once more and it’s a good time to get your green fingers going. Research throughout the years has pointed towards the various benefits of gardening, such as lowering stress levels, reducing the risk of developing dementia, and increasing productivity throughout the day. To put it simply, gardening isn’t just digging away in your backyard! Indoor gardening is able to provide several advantages including physical, cognitive, emotional, and social benefits while it’s something that can be done easily within your home. Here are some of the top reasons why you should do indoor gardening in springtime.
Gardening Provides a Healthy Distraction
The pandemic has previously left many people with an abundance of time to pick up new activities and hobbies like baking and doing puzzles. Filling up our time within the days with structured and meaningful activities will help to make the time spent more enjoyable, with less time thinking about things that you can’t do. When growing some succulents at the front of your porch or starting a small fruit or herb garden, you’ll have to spend time daily tending to your plants. This pastime requires considerable learning, focus, and the time required to master the skill – perfect in providing you a healthy distraction from everything that is going on outside of your garden.
Plants Scientifically Make You Feel Better
According to researchers, plants are scientifically proven to help people with their moods and help them feel better. In a study of 4,200 people globally conducted, 75% of them have reported that indoor gardening or keeping plants within their home has helped to boost their emotional well-being.
Plants Are Beautiful
Who wouldn’t be amazed by a blooming orchid or want to admire a spectacular green fountain of spider plants? As humans, we are naturally inclined towards nature and the natural world, even simply looking at a photo of a natural landscape or plants can deliver a similar response. Plants are beautiful and add colors all around your home so there’s no reason to have them.
Caring for Plants is Calming and Soothing
It can be a stressful world to live in, simple activities like planting, pruning, and watering daily make you live in the moment and force you to forget about all the stresses. Indoor gardening, as well as outdoor gardening, can reduce stress levels and provide a calming effect, making them an excellent hobby.
Plants Provide a Sense of Purpose
Similar to caring for a pet or a loved one, caring for your plants will add extra purpose and meaning to your life. Especially seniors who have been a caregiver for large parts of their life, this adds to their self-worth and satisfaction from nurturing a living thing.
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