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Benefits of Gardening for Stress Reduction | Part 2




Saving Some Money:


Gardening also allows you to do something most people don’t do anymore – grow your own food. There is a sense of independence and pride that is gained from growing your own food, even if it is something as simple as tomatoes, peppers or herbs.

Even if you don’t choose to grow vegetables, but flowers, you will appreciate the beauty and color of the flowers you have grown yourself. Plus, growing your own flowers is much cheaper than buying them and you have the satisfaction of knowing that you grew them yourself.

You can look forward to making delicious meals and trying new things, avoiding the stress of grocery lines and rising food prices.

Creating Beauty: 

The beauty of nature is a great stress reliever in itself. Don’t just buy pots of already-flowering plants. Make sure you also plant some bulbs so you get that amazing feeling seeing something you planted poke out of the soil, grow and flower.

Having your own bit of beauty available as a place for meditation, contemplation and relaxation can provide quite a bit of relief from stress. It’s all part of making your home a haven from stress.

Garden Meditation:

Now that you have done some digging, planting and watering it’s time to enjoy the beauty you have created. Don’t forget to take breaks to sit back, rest and appreciate what you've accomplished.

Garden Meditation. 

Take five minutes daily to do absolutely nothing. Notice the sunshine, fresh breeze, smells. Breathe…. Take a deep breath in....one...two...three...four....Hold it...And release ...one...two...three...four. 

Destress yourself by doing absolutely nothing, just focusing on your breath. This increases your ability to sleep better, be more energetic and do all of the things you want to be able to do in your life.

So what are you waiting for? Get started today!

Get growing to stop stress eating!