Plants, Plants, Plants. They can significantly reduce stress.
You don't need to have a huge garden to benefit from the wellbeing-enhancing power of plants. A very impressive 88% of us will head out into the garden to improve their mental state.
Whether you have a window box, or a desk corner, caring for plants can be a good way to practise mindfulness, which is known to improve our wellbeing, promote relaxation, and reduce stress.
Try focusing your senses on your plant as you touch the soil see how it feels, is it moist, damp or dry and crumbly? Look at the leaves, how do they look and how do they feel?
Watching something grow and thrive based on your own hard work, care, commitment and dedication can be a positive way to start healthy routines and feel a sense of accomplishment as your plants begin to flourish - and doesn't come with too much pressure!