6 Ways To Center Yourself Using Nature, Even In Bustling City Life
In this bustling life of ours, don’t you ever wish you could just abandon it all and live in the woods and be one with nature? Even if you have never thought about that secluded adobe in Sedona, you can’t deny the positive energy you feel when you stop and admire nature.
Turns out a bunch of scientists also felt the same way. Most notably, Edward O. Wilson, a biophiliac and strong supporter of plant-based interiors. According to Wilson, humans have a tendency to connect with nature and other beings that posses life — insert me trying to connect with some greens rather than a S.O. Even authors and poets have noticed this connection and we see it in the writings of John Lewis and Annie Dillard.
But this is all pointless if you live in a tiny studio in the heart of a big city, right? Wrong! There are plenty of ways to connect with nature in your everyday life. Once you do that, you might feel like you can actually breathe again.
You don’t even have to worry about watering these. Fake succulents are cheap, adorable, and perfect for those of us that couldn’t keep it alive if we tried. BUT LOOK HOW TOGETHER WE SEEM! And the best part is, you don’t have to be super creative about where you put them. You can put them around your bed or you can litter them around your house or your workspace in no particular order. It’s all about where they feel right to you, so go for it.
Get a Cactus
If you are positive that you will kill any real plant that you buy, or if you feel that you can keep something alive for a few weeks at the least, a cactus is a great way to start your mini house garden off. You barely have to water them and many of them, bloom some gorgeous flowers. But if you have pets, keep them out of reach because some cacti can be poisonous. Killed a pet, kept a plant — not a good look.
Plastic Fish Bowls
Sounds weird doesn’t it? But it’s an easy way to doll up your succulents or cacti or whatever little plants you want to buy. You don’t have to worry about buying cute but expensive pots when you can buy plastic fish bowls at any dollar store. And if you’re feeling really artsy, you can paint them. Let the terrarium bring on that woosah.
This is another way to dress up your little garden, but more for the lucky resident who calls home something larger than a shoebox. With just a couple yards of rope and a few pieces of wood, or even a lightbulb if you’re feeling super crafty, you can really class up your home with your shrubbery.
Get an Herb Garden
Now, these are actual plants, but they’re the plants that give back. You can buy basil, green onions, and parsley at any grocery store and start your own little herb garden on your kitchen window sill. Not only are they super cute, but they might even provoke you to cook up a couple of those new recipes you’ve been meaning to get to.
Just Use a lot of Green
If you just absolutely refuse to buy anything that even resembles a plant, then all hope is not lost. You can still get the effect of nature in your home by using greens, yellows, and blues when decorating. You don’t have to paint your walls or anything drastic, but throw in a few accent pillows or buy a new comforter to spice up your home life. See? We almost fell for it.
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