If you have allergies, just the idea of being outside might cause sneezing, itchy eyes, a stuffy nose, or an annoying cough. Maybe the meds that are supposed to prevent all those symptoms leave you drowsy or irritable—or don’t help at all. Either way, it can be enough to keep you inside with the windows closed.
Whether you’re lying in the grass seeing shapes in the clouds or starting a conversation with your dog, no one’s paying you to get a little silly. And you won’t see activities like this on your to-do list. But doing something just for fun is critical for healthier, stress-free living.
It’s time to forget about spending a few dollars for a tiny container from the grocery store, if you have sunny windows or a little outdoor space, you’re ready to start your own herb garden. It only takes a little space, time, and resources, and the benefits of these plants go way beyond big flavor.
Here’s a thing about humans: we’re social beings. We care about what others think—but wait, that’s not a bad thing. In fact, you can take advantage of this deeply human tendency and put it to work for yourself.