Gardening and Stress Reduction

By Heather Darling

The benefits of garden extend well beyond the beautiful flower, fruits, and veggies you're able to produce. See how...

Benefits of Gardening
How many of us deal with so much stress, we just want some relief or some way to channel our wound up energy. If you have stress symptoms, taking steps to manage your stress can have numerous health benefits. There are many ways to decrease stress: physical activity, meditation, yoga, and other relaxation techniques such as gardening.

Spending time in the garden can be a great way to reduce daily stressors. You can get positive emotions from gardening and you can also create a beautiful garden in the process.It’s the act of being in nature and creating a haven that reduces stress, and the garden you create can bring you even more peace.
A combination of sunlight, which boosts natural Vitamin D levels, and fresh air are good for enhancing the mood. Simply being in touch with nature can remove you from the daily routine which leads to increased amounts of stress, by allowing you to let your mind wander in the natural beauty around you.

Gardening can offer a lot to anyone who will take the time to do it because of the satisfaction you gain from your work and effort. Creating your own bit of beauty also creates a place for meditation, contemplation and relaxation than naturally allow quite a bit of stress relief. Even in the waining summer months spending time cleaning and prepping your garden for next year will help you bury some of the daily stress. So get out and enjoy your garden.

Post by: Heather Darling