As well as being good for your body, gardening is good for your mind and soul too. 92% of people felt that gardening gave them space to think and clear their mind. 45% of people surveyed said that gardening made them feel happy, and 40% of people said it made them feel relaxed and calm. So make regular time for yourself in the garden. Spending time outdoors helps us to feel less stressed, improves our mood and enhances our concentration by allowing us to recover from mental fatigue.
Sarah Squire added: “The therapeutic effects of gardens and gardening are well known, and our survey results demonstrate this, with 92% of people saying that gardening gave them space to think and clear their mind. I defy anyone not to feel relaxed and let the cares of the day slide away in a garden.”
So don’t bother donning Lycra for a grueling exercise class, simply pop on your wellies, get outside, and be a happy gardener!