Gardening is a way for you to get out in nature that has been enjoyed for centuries. It’s more than just a hobby, it's a form of self-care that can help improve physical and mental health. Whether you are planting flowers, vegetables, or herbs, gardening can be a source of stress relief, physical activity, and a way to connect with nature. Let’s explore the healing power of gardening and how it can benefit your health.
The Grounding Effect
In the constant hustle of the world we live in, it can be difficult to find a moment of peace and solitude. Gardening is the solution!
Spending a few moments of time in a garden or greenhouse can help you quiet your mind and lower stress. Greenery and blooming flowers have calming and healing powers. When surrounded by plants, finding grounding and peace of mind is much easier. The next time you are walking through a garden, take a moment to take a deep breath in and exhale the stressors of your daily life. Ground yourself in nature and unwind, reconnect, and recharge.
The link between gardening and healing.
There is something very healing about being outdoors and admiring, connecting, and exploring nature—or “a.c.e.ing” Nature. Spending time outdoors gardening is beneficial for your physical and mental health.
Here are a few of the unseen benefits of gardening on your health.
Fun and easy way to get active
Gardening activities like digging, planting, weeding, and pruning are great forms of light exercise for people of all ages and physical abilities.
Fresh air and vitamin D
We all need a little more sunshine and fresh air in our lives. Gardening is a fun way to get outdoors and soak up the sun and reap the many benefits of getting fresh air and vitamin D.
Being out in nature is one of the best ways to relieve stress. Feeling connected to the earth and the world around you helps release the stressors of your daily life.
Watching plants grow and flourish around you is a surefire way to boost your happiness. That’s why gardening is used as a treatment for depression in many mental health facilities. Get some time outdoors in a garden—doctor’s orders!
Connect with nature
Caring for plants gives you the opportunity to connect with nature. Gardening is a peaceful and grounding way to spend time in nature and reconnect with the beautiful world around you.
Embrace the healing power of gardening!
Gardening is a valuable way to incorporate more self-care into your life. You can walk through an outdoor garden or park. Check out your local greenhouse or community garden. You can even start your own garden or get a few plants for inside your home. Say hello to stress relief, grounding, and numerous health benefits by embracing the healing power of gardening!
If you’ve already got the green thumb, be sure to save 10% on non-GMO seeds for the next budding addition to your garden. ;)
Want to discover more ways to find peace of mind and grounding outdoors? Visit a.c.e. Nature’s Instagram to learn how you can admire, connect, and explore nature!