Plant Power: Nature for mental and emotional wellbeing
One in four people in the world is affected by mental or neurological complications. About 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the foremost causes of ill-health and disability.
So it’s likely that you or someone you know is suffering from poor mental health right now.
Familiar problems of mental illness involves depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and panic disorder. Poor mental health is often characterized by regular negative sentiments, a negative viewpoint of oneself, others, and the incidents of life.
Take care of every aspect of your life, physical, mental, and social to have a healthy life. The good thing is that we can protect and revive our mental health.
Do not look too far answers, there are always natural ways of dealing with most difficulties. You can always come close to Mother Nature to take care of yourself!
Studies show that even small bursts of activity can boost our alertness, energy, and mood. Be it talking with your distant friend, family member, gardening, growing a plant BFF, taking care of a pet, changing the decoration of the room.
Few suggestions to be included routinely can be-
- Do some physical exercise, enjoy and eat healthy
- Keep yourself productive and involved
- Appreciate the little things, it is very important to be present in the moment and what is around you.
- Keep learning something new, attend workshops, enroll for free online skill-building programs, etc.
- Share...share...share thoughts, write blogs, get creative with the daily routine, connect with old college buddies.
Apart from this, one of the best holistic activities can be GARDENING and ASSOCIATING WITH NATURE! Planting and spend in time with nature have the potential to improve your overall well-being.
Taking notice of the simplest of things in natural space such as bird watching, touching plant leaves, watering the seedlings can have an immensely positive impact on your mental wellbeing.
Some of the plants acknowledged to boost positive energy, improving air toxins, and infusing the environment with relaxing aroma can be a natural option to befriend with. Make your plant BFF your go-to buddy to liven up life.