Let’s Get Dirty!

Just the scent of soil, grass, and sunshine brings me back to my childhood! I loved playing in the dirt and making mud pies. It takes me back to a simpler time in life; no stress; no worries; just happy times.

I don’t know about you but with all the daily stress lately, I need to find ways to relax. One way I like to relax is to just “get dirty”! I put my hands in the soil, plant flowers and escape to a place that allows me to breathe a sigh of relief. It is so good for my body and mind.

According to Healthline.com, gardening has several health benefits, including:

  • Allows you to soak up a vital nutrient, Vitamin D
  • Provides exercise that promotes better sleep as well as weight loss
  • Acts as a mood booster, and has a calming effect after a stressful event
  • Gets you outdoors and fosters a sense of connection

You’ll need to take care of yourself while gardening.

    • Wear gloves, goggles, long pants, and close toed shoes.
    • Use bug spray and sunscreen.
    • Drink lots of water and take frequent shade breaks.
    • Listen to your body. Don’t try to lift heavy bags of mulch. Ask for help.
    • Get a tetanus shot every ten years. Tetanus lives in soil.

Head out to your local nursery and buy some beautiful plants. Just the trip to select your plants will do you a world of good. Let’s get dirty, friends!