I’ve been having a lot of work done on my garden and it was only whilst the work was ongoing and I couldn’t actually leave my house that I realised how important the garden and fresh air is to me.
Even living in Spain in an apartment my first question was ‘does it have a balcony?’ because I could live with 1 bedroom and a tiny kitchen but no way could I live without my open space. The plants may have been artificial but it gave me colour and the feelings of being with nature.
Back in the UK and we are blessed with a decent size garden, but it was totally unloved and a swamp in the winter months. The patio at the bottom could only be got to in wellington boots and we had about a dozen frogs happily living in the swamp area between the house and the patio. It was unusable.
It was wondering what to do with the garden that led me to reflect on why a garden is so important to me and asking friends with thyroid issues, adrenal fatigue, ME/CFS or just plain winter blues, it all came down to feeling better in the fresh air. The conclusion only really hit me when I came in contact with a great women with tons of knowledge that is helping me Digital Marketing Made Easy. Now Cat, the lady and yes also a cat lover works from her shed of words. Without being told, I had my thoughts as to her being a ME sufferer, because we all find benefit from being out of those 4 walls and more surrounded by nature. It made the garden seem so much more important to me as my place of work.
With that in mind we have now got the dig out done, the foundations laid and a lovely new garden to enjoy, as I am right now writing this.
Still a lot more work to do and I still have a ‘shed of words envy’. Maybe I will get one of my own.
We all have things that make us feel better, maybe take the time to work out one of yours and allow the health benefits to come.