Parenting is hard work. Long, stressful days are spent caring for your baby, worrying that you’re doing things right, and managing a to-do list a mile long. We all seek out things to ease the stress and make us feel better, but they’re not always the healthiest. Gardening, on the other hand, provides a multitude of benefits for you and your whole family!
This great article from Organic Sunshine highlights seven ways gardening can make you feel better mentally and physically. Whether it’s a lush outdoor garden in the back yard, a few pots on the balcony, or even a couple houseplants or kitchen herbs, tending a garden alleviates anxiety and depression and makes you feel great.
If you plant food, the benefits keep growing (pun totally intended). Imagine feeding your family fresh produce you’ve grown yourself. It’s quite an accomplishment, and easy to do! Gardening also lowers your risk for dementia, increases motivation, boosts your energy, teaches compassion, and improves your learning skills!
Read the full article here: 7 Ways Gardening Makes You Happier and Healthier