Gardening: How It Can Positively Influence Your Life
Food| | By Chelsea Cansino
Not everyone dreams about gardening and it can seem like a daunting task to take on. But did you know that this hobby can have many benefits to you and your lifestyle?
Not only does planting lower your heart rate, it also enhances overall health and wellbeing. In case you’re not convinced, here are some ways that gardening can better influence and positively affect your life.
Becoming a Producer
Instead of just heading to the grocery store and purchasing food to eat, why not grow it? Growing your own food allows you to become a producer versus a consumer, a passive consumer in most cases. Being a passive consumer is harmful to you and your body. You’re not consciously aware of what you’re actually eating. Even if you do eat natural and organic, would you bet your life on it? Stop guessing and know exactly what you’re eating by growing your own garden!
Self expression is a vital aspect to living a relaxed and enjoyable life and gardening can be a healthy and necessary creative outlet. Whether it’s how you design your garden or DIY projects to better utilize your produce, gardening has no barriers. Cultivating your own process, deciding what you want to grow, and adding your own plants or herbs to recipes can be freeing.
How does gardening make you more aware? Easy! Weather watching. Weather is a significant aspect to the success of your garden and what you grow in it. You’ll become more in tune with weather patterns, seasons, and have a better understanding of climate shifts.
The most obvious one: connecting with mother nature and bonding with the earth. You’ll start noticing everything that nature has to offer from new insects you didn’t know existed to the side effects of the ecosystem. Never forget that everything you do counts and you’ll begin to shift your mindset from nature being a nuisance to being essential to your daily routine.