Our world is sometimes a chaotic and stressful place. The stress of work, school and even family life can take a toll on our health and mental state. It’s difficult to find a time and place where it’s possible to get away from it all.
We all know that being outside is good for our health and wellbeing. But did you realize that a garden room can enhance the time your family spends outside? It’s true!
Here are some reasons that a garden room can help keep you and your family healthier and happier.
1). Gardening Improves Our Wellbeing
The fact is that being outside in the sun and fresh air has a healing effect on our minds and bodies. Research has shown that people who have low amounts of energy, depression, and poor self-esteem amongst other problems, which being outside for even an hour a day works to improve their overall wellbeing.
Gardening and being in the garden work to relax and calm nerves that may be overfiring. Being in the garden can also lower blood pressure, reduce stress hormones, and more. In fact, medical doctors often prescribe time in the garden to help their patients who are dealing with depression and other issues.
Time spent outside, in the garden has worked to ease depression and other mental issues. This can, in some instances, lead to a decrease in the use of prescription medications.
2). Enjoy Your Garden with No Distractions
Rather than turning on the TV each evening, why not go out and spend time in the garden? Watching TV has become a habit for many of us. It’s a way to escape the reality of our every day lives, and a way to get away from problems and other issues in our day. When you sit down and watch TV, your mind may zone out and you may feel calmer. However, even if you’re sitting with your family in the same room, with all of you watching TV, you’re not really spending time together.
Instead, if you all went outside to enjoy the garden, you’d find time to spend time with each other. Conversations could be more relaxed and open. You could also have fun together playing games. Even if you were all doing garden work together, it would be time spent together as a family. This time could be valuable, as well as providing the needed support you each need. You gain all of this, plus relief of stress.
3). Gardening is Great Exercise
Did you know that gardening is a great way to get a great workout while burning off calories? Not only that, exercise also works to burn off the stress and exhaustion from a hard day at work.
Rather than visiting the gym and paying for an expensive gym membership, why not save money by working in the garden with your family? You’ll spend time together working on a project that benefits the whole family! Plus, when you’re finished working in the garden, you can sit back and enjoy how beautiful it looks!
4). The Garden is a Great Place to Journal
Do you write in a journal? If not, you might want to consider it. Journaling is a great way to improve your mental health, while also relieving stress.
The idea of keeping a daily journal can be daunting, especially if you don’t believe you’re much of a writer. However, all journaling really involves is writing down your thoughts and feelings. It’s a great method to learn about yourself, along with gaining more clarity about your thoughts and feelings. In fact, this is a healthy way to gain control of emotions and improve your mental wellbeing at the same time.
Journaling in the garden, or in a garden room, can be even more healing. In the garden, you’ll have the freedom to write what you need to express in privacy. You’ll be able to better deal with your fears, problems, concerns, and more while in the healing surroundings of your garden. What could be better?
5). The Garden is a Great Place to Meditate
Meditation has been another proven method to heal relieve stress, while improving both physical and mental wellbeing. This method works to reduce stress, control anxious thoughts, deal with fears, and more.
The garden and the garden room can easily be used as a sanctuary, and a place of peace to practice meditation. The garden room provides you with a private space, where you can create just the right environment for mediating.
You can easily decorate the garden room in a manner that is conducive to creating a private, quiet area to practice mediation. Why not include flowers or plants from the garden in your garden room? You could also decorate the room with comfy floor pillows, a throw blanket, and even candles to help create a peaceful place. Surround yourself with decorations and furnishings that are meaningful to you, and that work to keep you comfortable in your garden room.
6). Use the Garden Room to Enjoy a Favourite Hobby
Did you know that having a hobby is also a great way to improve your wellbeing and health? Studies have shown that people who have a hobby have lower levels of stress, depression, or negative thoughts. A hobby helps you get out of yourself and get busy, while helping you to enjoy a purposeful activity.
No matter what your interests—from music, exercise, or even academic studies—the garden room is the perfect place to work on your hobby. Not only that, but you’ll be improving your wellbeing at the same time!
These are only a few of the benefits you and your family can enjoy in the garden. Your entire family can spend time together out in the fresh air and sunshine having fun, gardening and more. Or you can enjoy quiet time in the garden alone, as you journal or meditate in the garden room.
Either way, the garden and the garden room can improve you and your family’s health and wellbeing. We just proved it!