I want to help you not just survive, but THRIVE in these crazy times. Yes, it is an uncertain time and there are things that we won’t be able to control – but it doesn’t have to be an obstacle, it can be an opportunity.
For 7 weeks I am going to send you a daily dose of inspiration, because if we set our compass right, we can sail through this!
“Drink water and get some sunlight. You’re basically a houseplant with complicated emotions.”
Tip # 30: Get a plant
Get houseplants – even just one for your desk, to start with, is enough. There are many reasons that decorating your space with plants will help to reduce your stress and boost your mood. Perhaps you want to take this tip into overdrive by spending some time gardening outside as well, to unlock a whole other level of benefits… but let’s start small. As little as one tiny house plant.
For a start, having houseplants makes a room more beautiful… and when we make our space lovely, it makes us smile. Some studies have even suggested that having a plant on your work desk helps with energy, problem solving and focus – while plants can also aid with relaxation and clam.
NASA have promoted the use of houseplants for purifying air quality in your home. Other studies have shown that beyond general health benefits, removing air toxins can measurably reduce stress and anxiety levels. The very act of caring for houseplants also helps connect us to nature and relieves our anxiety.
Sometimes the smallest changes can create a huge impact. Test it for yourself, green up your space and see how you feel.
Wild at Home by Hilton Carter
Take a tour through Hilton’s own apartment and other lush spaces, filled with a huge array of thriving plants, and learn all you need to know to create your own urban jungle. As the owner of over 200 plants, Hilton feels strongly about the role of plants in one’s home – not just for the beauty they add, but for health benefits as well: ‘having plants in your home not only adds life, but changes the airflow throughout.