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  • Gracie Williams

Why you should buy a plant for your mental health

In previous blogs, we have touched upon the benefits of plants for your mental health, but today we want to share with you the details into why exactly plants are so beneficial.

Plants, themselves, have a multitude of benefits including:

  • Decreasing anxiety levels

  • Lower stress levels

  • Improve sleep

  • Reduces symptoms of depression

  • Reduces symptoms of PTSD

  • Stronger memory

  • Increased levels of productivity

  • Higher levels of creativity

Simply having a plant in your environment has the ability to do all of these things, but the one function of plants we are passionate about sharing is the purpose they can give you and the mindset they remind you to have.

When we face mental health struggles and trauma, our purpose can feel like it has died. Mental health and trauma can take over your life and ultimately you begin to lose that sense of self and sense of purpose that keeps you going.

It sounds strange, but buying a plant could save you…

Without you and your care for this plant, it cannot survive. That in itself, provides you with a purpose.

You must water it, tend to it, and provide it with light to ensure that it will bloom, and it will not only survive, but thrive too.

It provides you with this sense of “I must look after you, otherwise you will die” which ultimately becomes a purpose, so that when you feel hopeless, you are reminded that without you and your nurturing, this plant will not survive.

This mindset should be a reminder of how you think of yourself.

Without your strength to look after yourself, you cannot survive. The way you wish to see that plant thrive should be reflected within yourself too.

Many new mothers or pet owners say how their baby or pet provides them with purpose, and plants are an easy, affordable way of providing you with this similar sense of purpose.

So, the next time you are out, pick up a plant, take it home and let it be that be your purpose until this mindset reflects on how you see yourself.

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