Plants and Mental Health

plants and mental health

If you follow us on social media or have had the chance to visit our new office, you probably know by now that we love plants. After a long weekend of arranging, moving and organizing we rewarded ourselves by going plant shopping. What a difference it made for the office!

Did you know though that plants are not just pretty to look at, but they actually have a function too? Plants are not just good for us on a physical level, but also psychologically!

I think we are all aware of the benefits of walking in nature – how it boosts our well-being and can actually help reducing symptoms of stress, depression and anxiety. Turns out that indoor plants can have some of the same effects on us. Taking care of our houseplants reminds us of nature and therefore reduces stress and helps us relax.

Plants tend to have a calming effect on us. They can actually alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety. Having plants around can even improve our creativity and with the reduced stress they will also boost your productivity, in fact they can even help improve our memory retention.

Plants of course also improve our environment by improving the air quality in our homes. For example, they can add humidity to the air which will be much appreciated during those dry winter months.

Are you convinced already that you too need some house plants in your life?

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