Plants make people happy.
Chances are, if you’re reading this, you probably already know that plants make people happy. What you might not know is that experts agree.
Sure, plants are beautiful, but the correlation between plants and happiness goes deeper than appearance. Studies have shown that having indoor plants or spending time in the garden can have significant psychological benefits.
Jonathan S. Kaplan Ph.D., explains in Psychology Today, that potted plants in different environments, such as offices, school and hospitals, have improved well-being, decreased feelings of anxiety, lowered blood pressure and increased job satisfaction.
“Relative to a barren environment, the research suggests that having plants around you is a good thing for your health and productivity,” he explains.
Pretty cool right?
So how do plants make people happy?
Plants improve psychological health by boosting your mood. All plants have M. vaccae, a microbe found in soil that functions as a natural antidepressant. It releases cytokines, which boosts your mood by leading your brain to produce more serotonin.
You know that calming feeling you get when you spend time outdoors… That’s science at work!
Adding indoor plants to your home or office and spending time outdoors just makes you feel happier on a cellular level.
Have you ever found yourself looking for that spark of creativity? I know I have. Plants can help by boosting creative brain waves, fostering patience and instilling calm to create an amazing symbiotic relationship.
When it comes to physical health, plants help you breath easier by improving air quality
When you take all of this into account, it’s not surprising that people with plants report a greater sense of joy. Plants just make people happy. They improve our mental and physical health, and who couldn’t use a little boost now and again?
When you’re ready to dig in, come visit us at our locations in Fishers, Muncie and Union City! We’d be happy to help you pick out the perfect plant for your needs!