30 Days, 30 Ways for Mothers to Take Care of Themselves {Day 24}: Green and Fresh Health Benefits of Gardening

30 Days 30 Ways for MothersTake Care of Yourself day 24

“A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.”~ Gertrude Jekyll

Gardening is a wonderful way to unwind, relax and connect with Nature.

Not only that, as Gertrude Jekyll points out, gardening can also teach you patience and careful watchfulness as well as thrift and trust. Everything a mother needs in today’s modern world.

Research has shown the health benefits of gardening over and over again. It has been found that gardening can increase activity levels, improve health and well-being and help people to cope with physically challenging circumstances and also, reduce physical pain.

In addition, gardening has incredible mental health benefits too. From reducing stress to alleviating symptoms of mental illnesses to improving social interactions and productivity, gardening is a great gift for effortless self-care indeed.

Take Care of Yourself with Ease

Today’s self-care challenge for you is to get out there, dig your hands into the earth and get gardening.

Don’t have a garden? Don’t worry. Start growing some plants in pots and tend to them.

You can have a balcony garden, if you’d like or windowsill gardens, if space is really tight.

The idea is for you to spend time, tending to plants, enjoying the feel of the earth between your fingers, savoring the delight of seeing your work, literally, come alive.

Take Care of Yourself with Intention

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