April is Stress Awareness Month where better to ease your worries than in your own back yard?
Disconnect, slow down and reconnect with nature in your garden. Spending time in nature can help you relax and lift your mood. Get the most out of your time in the garden by focusing all of your attention to your time there. Leave your phones and tablets inside and try to forget about your day. Listen to the birds sing, note how your flowers are growing and feel the dirt between your fingers as you're planting. Using these steps to practice mindfulness in the garden is can be a highly effective stress reducer.
Many tasks in the garden have a repetitive nature such as raking and digging use these times to practice deep breathing or to repeat a mantra.
Use your garden as a creative outlet. Showcase your personal style. Engaging in a creative pastime has been proven to be a stress reliever.
Plant herbs and vegetables. Using your garden as a source of fresh healthy produce will provide you with tasty home grown food that tastes better and saves you money. Eating better will improve your health and reduce stress.
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