Why does engaging in gardening activities promote mental well-being and psychological resilience?

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  • Reduction in stress with outdoor activities in nature.
  • Gardening fosters mindfulness through its focus and attention to detail.
  • Gardening reduces ruminative thoughts and promote a more peaceful state of mind.
  • Gardening involves physical activities that boost mental health by releasing mood-enhancing endorphins.
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      spothurgudespothurgude
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      Recent research suggests that the smell of nature can impact well-being, and nature sounds such as birdsong also enhance mental health. Like other nature-based activities, gardening may reduce stress and contribute to these benefits. The attention restoration theory suggests that natural stimuli can alleviate mental fatigue by gently capturing our attention with “soft fascination.” However, gardening stands out because it “requires active participation” and involves “getting the hands in the dirt,” according to Litt, a professor of environmental studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Gardening necessitates active engagement. Home gardeners also tend to rate the aesthetics of their neighbourhoods more positively. This increased social involvement and higher aesthetic appreciation are linked to better health. Participation in community gardening amplifies these benefits. Additionally, research indicates that gardening in the front yard, where the results of your efforts are more visible, may promote social connections and improve mental health. Lauriane Suyin Chalmin-Pui, an independent researcher in Britain who specializes in the influence of gardening on well-being, supports these findings.

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      pervinsurtipervinsurti
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      Apart from release of beneficient endorphins… Direct contact with earth helps to alchemize and maintain homeostasis

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