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Fill It With Flowers : A Gratitude Exercise For Gardeners of All Ages

Hello gardeners, when we are feeling stressed or overwhelmed, exercises that promote gratitude can be a very helpful ‘Gardening Tool’ for gardeners of all ages. Redirecting our thoughts towards positivity can help us regain a sense of calm and inner peace. However, sometimes it can be difficult to come up with everything we're grateful for all at once. That's why we today we are sharing an easy and effective gratitude exercise for gardeners of all ages called "Fill It With Flowers"to use at home or in school.

This delightful activity encourages gardeners to take a jar, vase, box, or decorative container and fill it with notes of all the things you feel grateful for (aka your flowers). The beauty of this exercise is that you can continue to add to it at your own pace. Whenever you feel you need a mindful moment to help you relax or get your mind off your weeds, simply take out as many notes ‘flowers’ as you like. This is a wonderful activity to try at home or in school - and an excellent way to cultivate gratitude and positivity.

fill it with flowers gratitude activity for kids

Gratitude activities are beneficial for gardeners of all ages as they can have a positive impact on mental, emotional, and physical health:

  • Gratitude helps to cultivate a positive mindset: Engaging in gratitude activities can help gardeners to focus on the good things in our lives and appreciate them. This can shift their mindset to a more positive and optimistic outlook.

  • Gratitude reduces stress and anxiety: When gardeners feel grateful, it can help to reduce stress and anxiety levels. This is because gratitude helps to activate the part of the brain that regulates emotions and reduces the activity in the part of the brain responsible for stress and anxiety.

  • Gratitude improves relationships: Expressing gratitude towards others can improve relationships as it helps to build trust, strengthen connections, and foster a sense of community.

  • Gratitude enhances overall well-being: Gardeners who engage in regular gratitude activities tend to experience higher levels of happiness, contentment, and overall well-being. This is because gratitude helps to increase positive emotions, which can improve physical health, boost the immune system, and reduce symptoms of depression.

fill it with flowers gratitude activity

Hey gardeners, did you fill a jar with your flowers? If so, congratulations, you just earned yourself the 'Fill It With Flowers ' Gardening Tool Badge'!

 --> Click the badge to download a pdf sticker for your Gardening Tool Badge Collector Sheet


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Cultivate gratitude with our 'Fill It With Flowers Gratitude Exercise'. Discover the benefits and earn your Gardening Tool Badge. Try it at home or in school!


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