Tuesday February 4th, 2020
The natural world plays a vital role in the happiness and well being of people from all walks of life. Being outdoors allows the sun to trigger the release of serotonin in your brain, acting as a mood booster as well as giving you that much needed Vitamin D - but did you know that plant life is just as important to your mental health?
Benefits of plants
Green plants can have a highly calming effect, helping reduce stress and anxiety levels as well as actively reduce your blood pressure. By adding beauty to your surroundings, plants bring feelings of peace and optimism and lift your mood.
Adding natural colour to your environment is a great way to increase focus and give you a regular boost of energy, which is why filling your living space with indoor plants can help you feel happier and more productive.
Low maintenance - big results
Many indoor plants also have the added benefit of being pretty low maintenance, making them easy to care for. A lot of indoor plants only need irregular watering, when the soil feels dry to the touch, and many don’t require plant food. If you live in a space with not a lot of natural light there are many plants, such as Mother-In-Law-Tongue, that can thrive in low light.
Taking care of your own plants is also a very rewarding process. Seeing a plant thrive and grow new leaves under your care can be exciting, and a great boost to your mood. So while they can greatly improve the ambiance and feel of your personal space, they can also make you feel better about yourself in a productive way.
Those of us who live in cities have to find different ways of exposing ourselves to greenery and plant life. While there are often some parks and trees around cities, they tend to be a bit out of the way and you might not be able to interact with them on a daily basis.
Introducing indoor plants to your house or apartment is an easy way to create your own personal green space and improve the ambiance of your surroundings within the concrete jungle. Creating a beautiful space will improve your emotional well-being, and turn your home into a haven from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Indoor plants also improve the air quality by increasing humidity and introducing fresh oxygen into your environment, which can help with headaches as well as reduce dry eyes and throats by adding moisture to the air. This can prevent illness, as well as increasing an overall sense of well-being.
How ThisHerb can help
As well as adding indoor plants to your home, an additional way to give yourself the benefits of the natural world is to incorporate Sunny Pills into your daily routine. These 100% plant based pills reduce mild anxiety, increase focus, and improve your mood. Especially beneficial for those who work indoors, live in a big city, or have noticed a lack of energy, this herbal method is a perfect way to give you the benefits of the sun in a natural way.