Planting and Your Mental Health

by Alex K

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Planting is as old as the history of man. For a long time, man has cultivated the soil for food. Planting isn’t always for food, as it can be for beautifying our environment. Evidence suggests that planting has restorative qualities in improving mental health. That is to say, planting encourages positive mental stimulation. There is a relationship between planting and mental health. 

The benefits one can get from planting are many; below are some of the benefits of gardening on mental health:

  •  Reduces the Level Anxiety and Stress

     Gardening relieves stress and anxiety. Planting or gardening plays the role of keeping the hands and mind busy. It aids in diverting the attention of a stressed individual from stress, thus aiding in the reduction of anxiety. Access to a green environment reduces psychological distress, clinical anxiety, and even mood disorders. Planting or gardening also aids in reducing stress-related syndrome.

  • Improves your Level of Concentration

People struggle with maintaining concentration on a daily basis. Planting is very effective in aiding people to focus on their tasks. It is helpful in increasing our ability to concentrate and engage. Living in a home with a garden or in an environment filled with plants plays the role of boosting memory. This helps in improving one’s level of concentration. 

  • Decreasing the level of Depression

It is recommended by mental health professionals to spend time around plants. This helps to reduce clinical depression. Planting exposes us to the rays of the sun. A good quantity of vitamin D is obtained from the sun. This is a synthesizer for the happiness hormone, serotonin. 

  • Boost Self Esteem

Good benefit of gardening on mental health is the fact that it boosts self-esteem. Seeing a plant or a garden that you used your hand to work on does a lot of good to one’s self-esteem. 

The benefits of gardening on mental health are underestimated. Green care is effective in alleviating the symptoms of aggressive forms of behaviour. There is a close relationship between planting and mental health.

  • Good for the environment

Plants use sunlight to produce oxygen for the environment. The produced oxygen provides support for all living creatures on earth. Without a sufficient supply of oxygen, people become disoriented or may die. Planting is also one of the main sources of food for humanity. It provides a variety of fruits, vegetables, and other edible products.


Planting helps the human mind. It helps with anxiety and depression management and is also very effective for people who are burnt out or feeling overwhelmed. Take a walk into nature or do a little gardening until your mind returns to a productive state again.

About the Author 

Alex K

Alex is a freelance writer who offers ghostwriting, copywriting, and blogging services. He works closely with B2C and B2B businesses providing digital marketing content that gains social media attention and increases their search engine visibility, especially writing content related to health for

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