Greenery has always been calming and soothing to me whenever I see it. Whenever I travel by train to my village and watch the Kisan and the agriculture there, I feel so at peace with all the flora, greens, and nature. People love to spend time with nature, that calm feeling they never get in the hustle and bustle of city life.

Given the scientific evidence that being in touch with nature and agriculture biologically triggers our bodies’ relaxation response, it makes sense that for some people, simply looking at the color green may have a calming effect. “Green is known to help relieve depression, nervousness, and anxiety.” So working in nature is, I guess, pretty much the reason why farmers are so happy.

According to a survey by CareerExplorer with millions of people, it turns out that farmers rate their career happiness at 3.5 out of 5 stars, which puts them in 28% of careers. If you want to experience happiness like farmers, you can try organic farming, getting plants, or building a garden.

The best option is to have plants at home. Indoor plants not only improve the aesthetics of a space, but studies show that they also improve moods, increase creativity, reduce stress, and eliminate air pollutants, resulting in a healthier, happier you.

Indoor plants can have similar advantages to outdoor nature though they are not an alternative. Studies show that even a short interaction with the natural world, such as touching actual foliage or walking barefoot on the grass, can have a calming effect.

Why do we feel more relaxed and happier when in nature? According to some researchers in the United Kingdom, people living in the countryside are much happier than those living in the city. This is because being in nature automatically brings the levels of stress, depression, and anxiety down. But, of course, just having a few indoor plants can also do the work. 

In addition to capturing dust particles, plants also degrade dangerous airborne pollutants. They reduce carbon dioxide and turn it into oxygen, among other things. Of course, having more oxygen makes your body function better. Your mental state is better because you don’t feel as worn out and foggy. Your mental health is supported by the right hormones that you release. A healthy humidity level also improves the air quality in your home. According to a NASA study, plants like Epipremnum and Spathiphyllum are particularly skilled at purifying the air. Plants’ ability to increase focus and concentration is a positive side effect of this greener living environment, which is crucial if your home doubles as a workspace. Simply having plants close to your workspace can improve your focus, especially if you’re studying or working from home. You can use a farming app to learn more about plants and how to take care of them.

Look for plants that require less maintenance and water, such as cacti, lithops, begonias, and other similar plants that don’t need as much water if you don’t feel like you have enough time to take care of the plants. You can choose flowers and plants that require a little more effort if you enjoy the idea of having plants around you. And if you want to go out and build a garden, you can take help from a gardening, farming, and agriculture app.