Living in today’s fast world can be stressful and tiresome.

Raise your hand if it sounds familiar: you try so hard to make it through the day, but the time is flying, your to-do list is winter long, and it feels impossible to get it all done on time.

You’re not alone, I’ve been there too. Living in 2017 is hard. Of course, it is a weird kind of hard. We have the comfort no other generation has ever had. We have the opportunities no other generation could even dream about. We have the tools and facilities to die for. And, unfortunately, all these conveniences have the dark side.

As much as 20 percent of adults report suffering from chronic fatigue. More than 15 millions of adults in America have depression and anxiety. Virtually everyone you know will confirm feeling stressed out. This is the price we pay for living in this digitized and comfortable world. However, it doesn’t mean we cannot improve the problem.

I’m going to share with you one simple method of welcoming more health and harmony into your daily life.

It turns out, one of the easiest and cheapest ways to save your health and nerves is to start growing your own home garden. Here’s why:

1. Gardening is a form of meditation

There are two forms of meditation – active and passive. And they both are exactly what they sound like.

When meditating passively, you are supposed to sit still and concentrate on your breath, mantra or whatever else works best for you. Active meditation about keeping your mind still while keeping your body moving.

Gardening is a great form of meditation. It makes you focused on the process and distracts you from all negative thoughts and fear you might be dealing with.

2. It will keep you moving

If you’re anything like the majority of modern people, you may lead a sedentary lifestyle. Maybe you attend a gym or play tennis once in a while, but it all counts for little if you spend your entire working day sitting in front of a computer.

I won’t list the many potential risks of sitting all day long, but will tell you instead that gardening can be a great form of fitness. If you want to succeed as a home gardener, you’ll have to spend some time moving. Planting, watering, and taking care of flowers is way more active than watching Netflix.

3. You’ll produce your own natural foods

One of the biggest benefits of having your home garden is the fact that you’ll be able to grow your own foods. Of course, not everything can be grown in a small home garden, but some leafy vegetables, berries, and fruits will be just fine.

Isn’t it cool to make a smoothie out of something you’ve grown by yourself? Sure it is.

Gardening is a great activity whatever way you slice it. No matter whether your goal is to be more active, have your own organic foods, or to relax while doing some therapeutic work, gardening is up for the task. And there is no need to worry if you’ve never planted a single flower before. There are plenty of detailed guides to help you get started.

Learn the basics and go make your own home garden. You’ll be glad that you did.

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