Spring gardening is the perfect antidote for ADD women. Look at the possibilities:
1. There is always something new coming up – sprouts, flowers, seed pods…
2. You can make a huge mess and nobody cares because you’re SUPPOSED to get dirty when you garden (cool, huh?)
3. Planting is really satisfying – plopping those seeds in the ground and waiting a week or so to see the new life pop through (even cooler!)
4. It’s an OUTDOOR event; research shows that people are happier when they are outdoors around green leafy things, like trees and plants.
5. It’s good exercise; ADHD improves with exercise. Read John Ratey’s book “Spark” and you’ll see what I mean.
6. Most important of all, gardening is good for the soul. It literally GROUNDS you. Sinking your fingers into the damp earth reconnects you to the earth and that, in turn, reconnects you to YOU.
Even if you’re not a gardener (yet) and think you have a brown thumb, try planting a few petunias or radishes. You might be surprised at the results.
Then write and tell me all about it….I love hearing about your experiences!
I love it! My best days are when there is dirt under my fingernails and my body is so weary and sweaty it can hardly move….because I’ve dug beds all day long. It’s the GOOD kind of tired!
I work in a Garden center and I have no problem getting dirty. Heck the last person who whined about it got a big filthy hug.