Gardening Is a Constructive Outlet for Anger and Frustration
If you haven’t experienced any anger or frustration today, you probably haven’t gotten out of bed yet. Anger and frustration are guarantees in life because everyday life can be stressful.
Not only can you experience the emotions when something gets off track in your life, but other people can also heap stressful situation on you, which only increases how you feel.
You have to vent. If you don’t vent, then you keep all of that negative emotion trapped inside of you, piling more and more of it together each time you feel angry or frustrated.
What will end up happening is that you’ll explode and vent at the wrong time, in the wrong place or at the wrong person. Or what ends up happening is you look for ways to self-medicate against how you feel.
The most common forms of self medication are through overeating, drinking too much or sleeping too much. There is a healthier way to deal with these emotions. You can find that outlet through gardening.
Spending time in nature this way lets you kick anger and frustration out before they take root and turn into something deeper like depression or anxiety. When you’re spending time in nature through gardening, you’re creating and that outlet is releasing those pent up emotions.
It doesn’t take a lot of space, either. Even a small garden will give you an outlet to relieve your emotions. As you work on the gardening tasks, you’ll notice that you don’t feel as stressed.
When you focus on something else, something relaxing and beautiful, it’s a natural stress reliever which eases anger and frustration. Gardening helps put you in a positive mood.
One of the ways that it does this is because you’re out in the fresh air and sunshine. You get loads of vitamin D, which boosts your mood and improves your health.
When you’re planting and watering and weeding, you lose the connection to the things in life that stress you and instead, you connect to living, growing things that help restore your sense of peace.
Creating a garden can be a haven for you and the sounds of nature calm the thoughts that keep anger and frustration stoked. The garden that you plant can be one of your own design or you can choose one from a design idea book. You can have whatever you want in the garden.
When you spend time in the garden, you’ll discover that it’s not only relaxing, but it’s also fun. An extra benefit of having a garden as an outlet for anger and frustration is that it’s also a form of exercise and exercise can also boost your mood and relieve stress.