Did you know that during spring, indoor gardening is one of the most popular activities and hobbies among those in their golden years? And there is a good reason why. In fact, there are many benefits of indoor gardening – from physical to social, cognitive, and emotional benefits. Hence, read on to find out why you should try out indoor gardening in the springtime.
Plants Improve Your Mood
One simple reason why so many people turn to indoor gardening? Plants and greeneries can make you feel good. In fact, according to a recent global survey of 4,200 people, almost three-quarters of the participants said that keeping houseplants did improve their mental well-being during pandemic lockdowns. Thus, if you want to feel happier or generally be in a better mood, you should try out indoor gardening this spring.
Plants Are Beautiful
Who hasn’t marveled at the beauty of a spider plant’s green fountain or been awestruck by an orchid bloom? Indeed, it goes without saying that plants are beautiful. But did you know that apart from appreciating plants’ beauty, gazing at plants can also bring about health benefits? After all, scientists have discovered that simply gazing at a photograph of plants or a natural setting has numerous health advantages compared to simply being outside. In addition, we are also hard-wired to be linked to the natural world. Thus, looking at the beautiful plants that you have gardened is a great way to bring life, color, and happiness into your life and your home.
Indoor Gardening Is a Good Way to Pass Time
Do you ever find yourself bored or unsure of what to do, especially during the pandemic? If your answer is yes, you are not alone. After all, this is a very common issue among those in their golden years. Thankfully, indoor gardening is one of the best activities to pass time and bring more excitement and joy to your life. For instance, growing succulents on a sunny windowsill or a herb garden from seeds all take time, effort, and dedication to perfect. Filling your days with important, scheduled activities can allow you to appreciate the hours more while spending less time thinking about the things you have yet to accomplish. In addition, indoor gardening can bring you lots of satisfaction and pride when the flowers or plants have grown with your own hard work and effort.
Indoor Gardening Can Give You a Sense of Purpose
Continuing from the previous point, nurturing plants, like caring for another person or a pet, can also give you a feeling of purpose in life. In addition, indoor gardening can also increase your self-worth, confidence, and even your lifespan. And given you have likely spent your life caring for others, you will probably also appreciate the gratification of nurturing a living plant the same.
It’s Relaxing to Look After Plants
Last but not least, you should try indoor gardening as it is relaxing and calming to look after plants. In fact, many psychologists even recommend tasks like watering, planting, and trimming as relaxing activities. After all, indoor gardening allows you to live in the moment, instead of worrying about the past or future. In addition, indoor gardening has long been linked to lower stress levels, according to research.