Benefits of gardening!
We all know that being in the great outdoors is good for us, and while lockdown restrictions mean we can’t go far from home for our daily exercise, did you know that by whipping out a pair of gardening gloves and getting stuck in can be very beneficial to our health? The art of simply being in your garden can do wonders for your mental and physical health.
Blossom with Responsibility
Growing plants and caring for the living things in your garden can give us all, especially kids, a sense of responsibility. This responsibility gives us a purpose and a sense of worth – something we all strive for!
Time to Exercise
You may not realise it, but you are actually burning calories as you partake in general gardening activities – moving rocks, hauling dirt, raking leaves, mowing the lawn, pulling up weeds and even planting flowers. A little bit of exercise can improve our sleep and boost our self-esteem.
It’s a free therapy session
You can’t worry about bills, work, people and the usual stresses of everyday life when your mind is solely focused on the task at hand – whether that’s weeding, potting on or watering. Gardening can give you that much needed break to get out of our own heads.
Hack your frustrations away
If you’ve just had one of those days, grab a shovel and get digging in the garden! Or pick up those secateurs and take out your anger and frustration on unwanted bramble bushes. Gardening can definitely help release some of that anger, resentment or frustration that has building up all day and you’ll feel so much better for it. Find peace in the destruction!