Did you know that most people tend to spend about 87 percent of their lives inside? It’s true! Thanks to a study published in the International Journal of Built Environment and Sustainability, we know that staying inside too much could play a part of the reason for people having various stress-related disorders. Unfortunately, with the winter months upon us, and the likelihood of more time spent indoors, many people may already be experiencing these struggles!
But that’s okay. There’s actually a way to help reduce stress and anxiety – plants! Several studies have shown us that by having plants in our homes, we’re more likely to have positive feelings and better mental health. Even better? The plants may help you reduce your blood pressure, as well.
Here are just some of the amazing things having a plant in your home can do for you:
1. Reduce feelings of anxiety and depression
2. Help you have better concentration and memory
3. Boost productivity and creativity
Taking care of something, like a plant, is a great way to cope with feelings of being needed, as well as bringing you closer to the physical aspects of nature. If you struggle with the idea that you are no longer depended upon, taking care of a plant in your home could reduce those feelings of anxiety and depression. If you don’t know where to begin, we have some of our own tips and tricks for how to take care of an indoor potted plants.
In 2017, NBC took deep dive into the world of plants, sharing with us how indoor plants and productivity go hand in hand. The reporters found that plants can help to improve our concentration and productivity by up to 15 percent! This is likely due to the fresh oxygen created by the plants, which occurs when a plant absorbs the carbon dioxide in the air, then turns it into oxygen. This continuous cycle is a great and inexpensive way to boost your health. We may be a bit biased, but who wouldn’t want to have a plant in their house to help with their health? And of course, it doesn’t hurt that a beautiful plant may just brighten up your room, as well!
If you have any more questions about how plants can help your health and productivity, or even just improve your mood, reach out to us! Our team is always here to help you. And, of course, we will always be here to help you with caring for your plants as well.