The Benefits of Being a Plant Owner

During this time of year, plants are growing and flourishing with the amount of rain that comes along with springtime. The grass becomes a rich green and for many people their tulips start to blossom and bloom. Leaves slowly start to bud and bring life to all the trees. The energy outside is high and alive. Plant owning brings a sense of responsibility and many don’t realize all the benefits that being a plant owner can bring. Here is a list of the benefits of being a plant owner:

  1. Help reduce stress and anxiety

Studies show that being a plant owner helps to reduce overall stress and anxiety. A specific plant that targets helping reduce anxiety is lavender and has been proven to improve sleep, while lowering heart rates too.

  1. Improve self-esteem and mood

There are also plants that target bettering mood and self-esteem. Common plants that are known as mood boosters include: english ivy, basil, and peace lily. These plants are also known to help with air purification in the home as well.

  1. Gain responsibility

In caring and owning a plant, one learns the basics of how to take care of a basic lifeform. Depending on your busy schedule, there are plants that are low maintenance that don’t need as much attention. A few of these options include: bamboo, succulents, and orchids.

  1. Decorative for both the yard and inside the home

Depending on what type of plants you are looking to have there is a wide range of options to pick. Certain plants thrive better outside, while some don’t need as much sunlight making them better house plants. Whether you are looking for indoor or outdoor plants, both will be sure to add to your home and make it more lively.

  1. We rely on them for food and medicine

Plants also have healing properties. Most plants are great in helping as air purifiers, but others also help aid in other forms of healing. Aloe plants are great in producing aloe that can be put directly on sunburns. Snake plants in the home have been known to help prevent headaches. Chrysanthemum when grounded up can be mixed in tea that helps to boost the nervous system.

Plants have a special way to add to any location they can be found. They amazingly help to aid in a variety of things and can be selected to fit your lifestyle too. Become a plant owner today and watch as the benefits unfold for you! To learn more about different plants and what they do check out the links below to read more.

Sources and Other Plant Remedies:

https://www.serenataflowers.com/pollennation/plants-anti-anxiety-benefits/

https://www.purewow.com/home/mood-boosting-houseplants

How to Reduce Stress in your Life

Stress is common to go through no matter who you are. Whether you are stressing over when you will have time to go get groceries or something way more serious, stress pops up in many different forms. Being stressed is a normal part of life as long as you don’t let it consume your every thought. If you’re struggling to cope with stressful things in your life right now, fear not because here is a list of things to do to help you reduce stress in your life:

  1. Make a List

Lists are super helpful in allowing you to regain control over your life. It helps people to regroup and prioritize when dealing with a lot at once. When making lists you can also add dates to help you keep track of when things are due and also add encouraging quotes to remind you to stay calm even when feeling overwhelmed.

  1. Go for a Walk

Sometimes just getting outside and stepping back from everything in your life is all you need. A little fresh air gives you time to go get exercise while also allowing your mind time to process everything going on in your life.

  1. Take a Bath

Baths always help the body destress in stressful times. If you aren’t big into baths though, find another way to pamper your body. You could simply get a new haircut or go and get a massage. Finding ways for your body to release tension can really impact your overall mood.

  1. Talk to Someone

People usually forget about this simple solution. Many feel as if they are burdening others when they speak up or that their struggles are insignificant in comparison to others, but people are allowed to express themselves and not feel guilt. Whether you talk to a friend or family member, sometimes it is helpful to just get things off your chest. 

  1. Find a New Hobby

A new hobby can help direct your attention on something you enjoy doing. When life gets hectic and you feel like you can’t control anything, find something you can control like your new love of gardening or your newly created workout routine that you are dedicated to working on. Find something that either challenges you or something you simply want to learn more about.

Stress can often cause us to struggle every now and then, but realizing that you are stressed and then reducing the amount will help you in the long run. If you are still feeling extremely stressed after trying a few of these stress reducers, maybe you need to take a little break from some things and people in your life. Remember that there are always professionals that you can reach out to and chat with as well to help you create a personal plan to destress your life.