Plant Joy

*Plant Joy

This week’s mental workout is about enjoying the feeling of being grounded in nature while in the comfort of your own home.

What To Do

Seek beauty when you are out and about. Adorn your home and garden with colors and objects that please you. Pick a bouquet of wildflowers, or buy a few stems from your local florist and create a small garden in your yard, on your windowsill, rooftop, or terrace. Fresh flowers in your home invite you to contemplate beauty and the abundance of nature. Spend a little time each day tending to your plants and watch your happiness grow.

Why To Do It

The act of caring and nurturing plants is well known to have a positive affect on people. There has been significant research done that suggests a person’s health during an illness is improved quicker simply because indoor plants remove toxins from the air and renew the oxygen in a home. The small amount of care and nurturing given to a plant improves our well-being, emotionally and mentally. Adding blooming flowers and attractive leaves to one’s home can improve your mood and help you to relax.

By Rose Caiola

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