Green and Gorgeous: 4 Ways Plants Can Make Us Feel Perfectly Positive

The world around us is a beautiful and unexplored element for many of us; we coop ourselves up at home in front of the television and rarely take a moment to step outside and breathe in the fresh air. Not getting enough contact with nature can be a huge contributing factor to depression and anxiety and it has even been proven that a plant-based diet can combat some illnesses and diseases. Here’s how the power of plants can help you to uplift your outlook and brighten up your mood.

 

1.The Outdoor Cure

 

Many of us are suffering from cabin fever and we don’t even realise it. Perhaps you work from home and are struggling to draw the line between your job and home life. You need a safe sanctuary that you can escape to every time you are feeling overwhelmed or anxious, so try and think of ways to overhaul your outdoor space. Set up a quaint bench in your backyard with beautiful brazilian pepper trees to shade you from the heat of the midday sun. Stepping outside during a busy day can give you a sense of relief, so embrace the outdoors whenever you get the chance.

 

 

  1. Naturally Nourishing

 

The phenomenon of the plant-based diet has catapulted into our lives through social media, television documentaries and celebrity endorsements. Is it really that magical? It isn’t recommended that you radically change your usual way of living overnight, as this could cause you a lot of undue stress and disruption. However, eating a diet that is rich in plant based foods can have hugely positive effects on your health and mood. Eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and pulses will stop you from feeling that afternoon slump and you will feel less inclined to snack on sugar laden products. It can also lower your cholesterol, boost your metabolism and even reverse the symptoms of many serious illnesses. Up your leafy greens and your body will thank you for sure.

 

  1. Bold and Beautifying

 

Natural beauty products are becoming more and more popular as they are better for the environment, free from chemicals and don’t involve animal tested. Using natural moisturizers and cleansers, such as coconut oil, can also brighten up your skin, make your hair stronger and give you that natural goddess glow you’ve always dreamed of. Fill your makeup bag with plant friendly products and you will soon have a gorgeous glow.

 

  1. Magic For The Mood

 

Scattering plants around your house can improve the air that you’re breathing in every day, which will also have a positive effect on your mood. People who take an interest in gardening and flower arranging have a lower chance of suffering from loneliness and depression so head to your local garden centre now and invest in some pots of pretty plants.

 

So lift your mood, escape from the stress and feel the glow from the inside out; introduce plants into your life from your garden to your pantry and you will be feeling a positive vibe in an instant.

 

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Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University. I have been the editor at NeuFutur / neufutur.com since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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