Gardening Therapy Can Turn Your Life Around

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Whether you’re an outdoor or indoor gardener, the process of digging, planting and harvesting can turn your life around for the better by helping you get healthy and have a better outlook on life – and that includes getting a good night’s sleep.

Your life can’t be very much fun if you’re sleepy and worn out when you could be having fun. Gardening indoors or outdoors is super therapy for almost all that ails you. Indoor gardens and plants bring color and much-needed oxygen into your home.

Outdoor gardening provides Vitamin D

It helps you absorb calcium to your bones and keeps your body limber. Interacting with nature can also influence your mindset and your spiritual needs.

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Gardening effects are restorative

It helps you move away from the pressures, stress, and demands you may experience during the day. Try relaxing with a book or some soft music or friends in an outdoor garden you created yourself – surrounded by plants, earth, rocks, water features, and color.

It’s just a sampling of the way gardening and the results of gardening can help you get a good night’s sleep. 

Even the plants involved with gardening 

They can help you relax and put you in the mood for some shut-eye.

lavenderLavender, basil, and mint have lovely scents for your home and garden and may even be used in your favorite recipes. Studies also show that gardening is especially good for those who are planning surgical procedures.

 
 
 
 
 
 

The speed of recovery partially depends on your environment

sunshine gardening.

If you can get out to some fresh sunshine and the sound, scent, and touch of beautiful plants in your garden, you’ll feel more like getting the rest you need for a full recovery.

Gardening has been compared by some therapist as a “working vacation.” 

The rest allows for the body and mind is like a gift of time to be by yourself and with yourself. If you’re having trouble sleeping, the problem could be that your mind has no time to rest.

Stress may be interfering with every aspect of your life – and when stress is that prevalent, loss of sleep will likely occur. Gardening is a combination of exercise and manna for the mind and body.

Studies indicate that only thirty minutes per day in the garden can encourage a full eight hours of quality sleep per night. If you’re having trouble sleeping, both your body and mind are trying to tell you something.

Take the hint and change your lifestyle to one that’s more conducive to getting a good night’s sleep. Changes such as getting more time outdoors and being more relaxed at bedtime are the best sleep aids – much better than taking prescription medications that can be harmful to your health.

Gardening can also be tonic for the soul. 

If you’re feeling down-and-out, angry or frustrated when you go to bed, try a bit of gardening activity for a few minutes before retiring to see what difference it can make in the way you view your surroundings and the world.

windowsill gardenYou can open a new world by taking up gardening. Whether you have a windowsill or a large plot for your green thumb, plan carefully to plant what makes you happy, restores your senses and well-being – and helps you experience the sweet dreams you deserve.

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