It’s no secret that I love plants and being out in nature, but sometimes it’s hard to get the time to spend outdoors - especially during the winter months when plants go dormant or die off. One easy hack is to bring nature indoors, creating spaces and corners filled with life.
As we begin a new year, almost halfway through the winter season, we can almost see Spring just around the corner! (Optimistically speaking, of course). But since we’re not quite there, having plants around the house or in our work space has been proven to significantly improve our sense of well-being. They are naturally aesthetically pleasing, often generating feelings of vitality and happiness, and can even teach us subtle lessons in mindfulness by learning to take care of them and patiently watching them grow with the changing of seasons.
It’s no wonder why we surround ourselves with plants during celebrations and tragedies (i.e. weddings and funerals, respectively), or set aside “sacred” green space for parks and community gardens in our cities and communities. We tend to naturally f e e l g o o d around plants. So, why not have them around all of the time?!
Studies have shown that putting just one plant in your environment can:
Recommended Indoor Plants
*Please keep in mind each individual plant has different needs. Do your research to find out the water/humidity/sunlight levels for each type of plant you purchase and is in your home.
I hope you learned just how beneficial indoor plants can be to our health, some tips on how to live with and care for them, and even got inspired to bring plants into your own home and/or work space. After all, it is a new year and a new opportunity to redesign the spaces you spend the most time in!