When you’re newly single, it can be hard to maintain a positive outlook. Breakups take a lot out of you. It’s normal to feel depressed sometimes. But it’s important not to let the depression take over. You need to keep living life and doing things that you enjoy. You might even think about taking up a new hobby. (Note: stalking your ex on facebook is not a suitable hobby.)
Gardening, on the other hand, is a wonderful hobby. Real actual studies have shown that gardening can improve your mood, reduce stress, and even encourage a more hopeful outlook on life.
One study found that participants who spent 30 minutes gardening reported improved moods, while participants who stayed inside reading felt more stressed out. So there you go. Gardening = YAY! Reading = BOOO!
Gardening is good for the environment and it’s good for you. So if you’re feeling down, give it a shot.
And here’s a little extra help for improving your mood.