It’s been 4 months since people started staying inside their homes due to the pandemic. Most people, myself included, have resorted to new indoor hobbies such as gardening and home-workouts. In my previous article, I shared the benefits that this global pandemic was able to introduce to us without even noticing it. Read about it here: Benefits of COVID-19.
Moreover, most people grew interest on gardening and home decorations nowadays! It’s quite amazing how I slowly realize the good benefits of being stuck at home. Well you know what they say, always look on the brighter side!
As this kind of hobby is becoming more famous nowadays, the demand for it increases. As a result, plants that were often ignored in the market are now in demand with an equivalent expensive price compared before. Whether it’s a cactus or a succulent, people will start collecting it in great amount in this coming weeks. Trust me, it will happen in the nick of time!
GARDENING IS A THERAPEUTIC HOBBY
Plants minimizes stress and combats loneliness! There’s no doubt on that. Apart from the stress that this COVID-19 brought to us, we’ve been having frustrations about our current jobs and the safety of our families too. In other words, gardening results to effective restraint on the top causes of stress.
How does gardening fights off anxiety and depression? This kind of hobby is very therapeutic to our souls and it relaxes our minds too. Plants are natural air purifier! Therefore giving us a more relaxing feeling when we take care of them. It reduces stress knowing that we are creating beautiful things from this hobby.
PLANTING KILLS TIME AND BOREDOM
Gardening gives us the chance to spend our time on a less stressful activity. Even I have to admit that my hobby of exercising and working-out are sometimes exhausting and tiring. However, this planting hobby isn’t tiring at all. In fact, it boosts my energy every morning and time passes fast when I do gardening!
So whenever you feel bored, go out and re-decorate your yard or an area in your home where your plants can stay. For instance, why not do it a daily routine every morning. Give them a spray of water every morning, check on the growth of the plants or even talk to them! Although this is just between us but my mother talks to her plants everyday. Ssshhhh.
ORNAMENTAL PLANTS GIVES OUR HOME A REFRESHING FEELING
Decorating your home with indoor plants can definitely give your house a “feel at home” feeling! I don’t know if it’s just me but I appreciate homes with indoor plants hanging on their walls. It’s such a beauty!
Did you know? Studies have shown that indoor plants: boost mood, productivity, concentration and creativity. Reduce stress, fatigue, sore throats and colds. Also, it cleans indoor air by absorbing toxins, increasing humidity and producing oxygen. Indoor plants also adds life to a sterile office, gives privacy and reduces noise levels.
IT HAS A LOT OF BENEFITS
Below are some of the benefits of plants aside from medicinal herbs! Check ’em out below:
- Gardening gives us exposure to Vitamin D especially when we are out in the sun caring for our plants.
- Some plants are a natural mosquito repellent! Read more here: 12 MOSQUITO REPELLENT PLANTS
- Plants are natural air purifier
- It adds life to a boring area in our home
- Mood-boosting benefits
- Gardening helps you reconnect with your family by spending time together while gardening
- Growing your own food can make you healthier
PLANT, REPLANT AND REPEAT
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