Live Plants

Stress Relief Tool – Live Plants

Numerous studies suggest that interacting with nature in some form can help reduce stress.

Back in 2005, after working for the second straight company that was bought by its competition, I decided to invest in an interior landscaping company and apply many management tools and techniques I had learned in school and in my corporate experience.

While the company has provided me with a host of challenges and successes, one thing I didn’t expect was the positive energy generated from installing live plants in our valued client locations. Numerous studies suggest that interacting with nature in some form can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, encourage faster healing and increase overall happiness. And live plants have been scientifically proven to aid in improving sick building syndrome.

And in addition to the health benefits previously mentioned, live plants can help you in several other ways including:1

  • Promoting mindfulness because tending to them can have an immensely calming effect as you get lost in the moments of providing them care
  • A low maintenance companion that isn’t expecting a conversation or a give-and-take interaction
  • Providing a social ice breaker as plants can be a simple default conversation starter that feels safe and secure
  • They remind us we also need care – if your plants aren’t thriving due to your care, it’s probably a good time to look at the rest of your life as well.

Consider being a plant parent if you are looking for a companion but you are not quite ready for the responsibilities associated with a pet or the expectations of a relationship. You may find that you have a green thumb and the stress relief benefits that come with it.

Please note that there is no guarantee a particular stress relief tool will work for you. Thus you must take complete responsibility for using them and for your own physical and emotional wellbeing. Further, Professor Pete Alexander is not a licensed health professional. Please consult qualified health practitioners regarding your use of any stress relief technique. Medical advice must only be obtained from a physician or qualified health practitioner.

  1. Mandi Em – How Plants Bring Joy and Control to Our Brains During Chaos

Posted by Professor Pete Alexander

A seasoned professional with over 35 years of Sales, Marketing, Educational and Entrepreneurial experience, Pete has battled the negative effects of stress head-on and has developed the LIGHTEN™ stress relief model that motivates his peers to better protect their health and handle challenging situations with grace and success.

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