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Indoor Plants and Psychology

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Indoor Plants and Psychology

Do you have plants in your living room, bedroom, or even your home office? Have you ever considered the correlation between indoor plants and psychology? How plants affect our mood has been studied for many years. We know they are great for the air quality in the home but what exactly are they doing to our moods? Whether you have many plants or only one plant in your indoor area, there may be a reason for you to increase the number of them.  We’ll get into how they can change our mental and physical health all leading to a better well-being below.

Plants and Productivity

Having a plant in your home office or at your desk at work can help improve your productivity. By cleaning up the air in the room little by little and releasing fresh oxygen plants are great for the air quality of any room. Better air quality means that we can function better and be more productive. With fewer toxins to be filtered out by the body, more energy can be used for other organs. Especially the brain.

Plants and Well-Being

Caring for a plant does something for our self-esteem. Being able to say “I helped this little plant survive” can have a great impact on your mood and positivity. Plants can even be seen as support, much like our dogs and cats. They can reduce anxiety, blood pressure, and even improve attentiveness! Plants can be found in almost every recovery room in every hospital around the world. There’s something about them that makes us calm and feel safe.

Plants and Physical Health

Having good psychological health starts with being physically healthy. Plants have been found to even cut down the spread of the common cold and other viruses. Like it was mentioned above, the air quality will improve by increasing the humidity levels and reducing the amount of dust in your home or office. Having the cleanest air to breath is great for our physical wellness which will transfer into our psychological well-being.

Indoor plants have been around since we first started being indoors. We like to be surrounded by nature because of where we come from. Having plants in your home or office can greatly impact your mood, the air quality, and productivity.

Do you have any plants in your home? Have you noticed any of the positive attributes of adding them to your area?

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  1. 1

    This is so true! Right now my plants are outside for the summer but I’m looking forward to having them all inside this winter! I think they’ll do wonders for seasonal depression tendencies!

    1. 1.1

      You are lucky you can put your plants outside for the summer. Too cold where I live to do that 🙂 I love indoor plants.

  2. 2
    Caitlin Dunn

    I will definitely get an indoor plant now! Very interesting read.

  3. 3

    We, unfortunately, can’t have any indoor plants because we have two cats that LOVE to eat them. They have so many benefits though!

    1. 3.1

      You should hang the plants from the ceiling then Laura 🙂

  4. 4
    wen budro

    That was very interesting. I do feel better when I have some greenery at home. Watering them gives me a boost.

    1. 4.1

      I love live green things growing in the house! It lifts my mood too.

  5. 5

    I love them but unfortunately I’m a plant killer.

    1. 5.1

      Oh you should try a wandering jew….I don’t think you can kill those!

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