Mindfulness is one of the few alternative relaxation techniques whose effect has been scientifically proven. By doing something with attention in the here and now, unpleasant things such as stress, pain and negative feelings decrease. Mindfulness increases your flexibility, adaptability, well-being and stability. It lowers your blood pressure, improves your memory and is effective in reducing burn-out symptoms. Reason enough to start with mindfulness!
Mindful plant care
Mindfulness and plant care go hand in hand. Whether inside or outside, caring for plants brings you to the here and now. Choose your moment and take your time. For example, put on some music that calms you down and inspect your plants one by one. Look at the leaves thoroughly, get rid of dust, remove dead leaves and flowers, and water where necessary. Try to really focus on the plant, without letting your mind wander.
Mindfulness with Alocasia
The Alocasia, also known as elephant ear, is the perfect candidate for a mindfulness exercise. With its tropical look and beautiful green leaves, it is a real eye-catcher. Immerse yourself in its beauty and discover what mindfulness can do for you. Follow these steps and experience the peace this exercise gives you. The longer you look, the more you see!
Relaxing in the garden
Would you like to enjoy the peace and quiet of your garden to the full? An outdoor border adds more greenery to your garden and is an ideal way to create a relaxing environment. And don't forget grey plants, which bring tranquillity to your garden. For example, go for a mix of silver bush, blue fescue, white ashweed and Centaurea gymnocarpa: a perfect combination for a relaxing mindfulness exercise. In addition, create a seat in the border so you can sit down and relax. Take care of your 'zen' spot! Start by sitting there for at least 5 minutes every day. Put your phone away, take a few deep breaths, breathe in the fresh air and relax!
The possibilities of combining mindfulness with plants are endless and you can do it all your own way. And of course you want to hold on to that relaxed feeling for as long as possible. You can do this, for example, by creating a green indoor border, enjoying delicious Primula pancakes or making a natural eye-catcher. Capture your mindful planting moment and share it with us on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #thanksplants.