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8 Reasons Why People Who Love Gardening Are Good Lovers

8 Reasons Why People Who Love Gardening Are Good Lovers

“It was such a pleasure to sink one’s hand into the warm earth, to feel at one’s fingertips the possibilities of the new season.”

– Kate Morton, The Forgotten Garden

Gardening is an act of love, of the most pure form. It is an act of love you perform with Mother Earth. Moreover, it is an act that teaches us to love life in all the different forms it takes.

People those who are gardener at heart, they possess lots of great virtues. They are a unique blend of patience, vision, creativity, wisdom and kindness. And, their never ending propensity to love is surely among those qualities.

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Here below are some reasons that illuminate the fact that people who love gardening are good lovers and convince you that if you’re dating them, you’re doing absolutely right.

1. They have the ability to make deep connections.

One foundation for a long lasting relationship is deep bonding between partners. A deep relationship focuses on affection for what people are at the core of their heart instead of their financial and social positions.

People who are fond of gardening are far more likely to have deep connections with their partners than those who are not. This is because they have deep connection with plants, earth and the garden itself, which extends to human relationships as well.

2. They are patient.

Lovers of gardening are the folks with great deal of patience. It obviously takes a lot of patience to get hands dirty in the field, spending hours caring for the plants, when it takes a long time for the fruits of all those hard work to appear.

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Patience is an important virtue of a good lover. When in relationship, you surely will have to exhibit a good deal of patience from waiting him/her to reply back to enduring difficult stages in the relationship.

3. They love to be out in the open air.

Although indoor gardening is a fairly valid notion, when we refer to ‘gardening’, we generally mean ‘outdoor gardening’. And, regular practitioners of gardening are the ones who love to be out in the open air.

So if you are an outdoor lover, you’d also prefer someone who loves to spend time with nature and in those who have a soft corner for gardening, you exactly have that. As such, you have endless choices of activities if you go out with them.

4. They take good care of their other halves.

Love flows through the veins of gardeners. They don’t just love plants, generally their love extends to all the living things. By nature, they are caring people and you are far less likely to feel neglected in their company.

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With their natural tendency to care for their partners, with them, you’ll have a steady and blissful relationship. They will be there with you through your joys and through your sorrows. They are not surely of the bunch that’s only making constant demands.

5. They are highly active.

Folks who have a passion for gardening ooze with energy and dynamism. They are always willing to toil in the field and not just when it’s a holiday. In the garden, they’re always doing one thing or another. This drive extends to other activities as well.

For a vibrant and lively relationship, you’d obviously want active people, those who are constantly looking to do something. They never run out of ideas and enthusiasm to have a good time with you. This extends to bed also.

6. They have good mental and physical health.

Gardening is rousing and invigorating. Gardeners are physically active and gardening is a fun way to do exercise without even knowing you are doing it. Gardening also uplifts the mood and releases endorphins.

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Great health offers major boost to the relationship.  It ensures they can have smooth relationship without hiccups. Being healthy also means you are able to take good care of yourself as well as your significant other.

7. They are satisfied with their lives.

People who enjoy gardening are content with their lives and are less likely to exhibit signs of unhappiness and dissatisfaction. Gardening is a great pastime that makes one feel their life to be worthwhile. There is a sense of organic optimism in gardeners.

Happy people are capable of filling other’s lives also with happiness. You’d surely want to date such people. They will always raise your spirits and make you feel valuable. You wouldn’t surely want to be with people who are always complaining.

8. They are kindness personified.

Gardeners are the epitome of kindness. They are sensitive beings who don’t want to harm others. They are kind to plants, birds, animals, children and every other thing. Compassion for others is probably their most important trait.

And, kind people certainly make good lovers. Thoughtfulness for the feelings of the partner secures deep bond with them. Gardeners with kind heart are not to let go of as you won’t find someone as understanding and considerate as them.

Featured photo credit: wavebreakmedia via shutterstock.com

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Last Updated on June 24, 2019

Why Social Media Might Be Causing Depression

Why Social Media Might Be Causing Depression

A study [1] published in Depression and Anxiety found that social media users are more likely to be depressed. This was just one of the huge number of studies linking social media and depression[2] . But why exactly do platforms like Facebook and Instagram make people so unhappy? Well, we don’t know yet for sure, but there are some explanations.

Social Media Could Lead to Depression

Depression is a serious medical condition that affects how you think, feel, and behave. Social media may lead to depression in predisposed individuals or make existing symptoms of depression[3] worse explains[4] the study above’s senior author Dr. Brian Primack. So, the problem may not be in social media per se, but how we use it.

Signs You’re Suffering From “Social Media Depression”

If you feel like social media is having a negative impact on your mood, then you may be suffering from “social media depression.” Look for symptoms like:

• low self-esteem,

• negative self-talk,

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• a low mood,

• irritability,

• a lack of interest in activities once enjoyed,

• and social withdrawal.

If you’ve had these symptoms for more than two weeks and if this is how you feel most of the time, then you are likely depressed. Although “social media depression “is not a term recognized in the medical setting, social media depression seems to be a real phenomenon affecting around 50% of social media users. As explained in a review study[5] published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, if a person has a certain predisposition to depression and other mental disorders, social media use may only worsen their mental health.

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Social Media Could Crush Self-Esteem

We know that social media and depression are in some way linked, but why is this so? Well, according to Igor Pantic, MD, Ph.D.[6], social media use skews your perception about other people’s lives and traits. To explain this further, most people like to portray an idealized image of their lives, personal traits, and appearance on sites like Facebook and Instagram. If you confuse this idealized image with reality, you may be under the false impression that everyone is better than you which can crush your self-esteem and lead to depression. This is especially true for teens and young adults who are more likely to compare themselves to others. If you already suffer from low self-esteem, the illusion that everyone has it better off than you will just make you feel worse.

Causing Social Isolation and Other Negative Emotions

Another commonly cited reason for the negative impact of social media on mental health is its link with social isolation. Depressed people are more likely to isolate themselves socially and chose only to interact indirectly through social media platforms. But communication online tends to be superficial and is lacking when compared to real-life interaction explains Panic. What this means is not that social media leads to isolation but the other way around, possibly explaining why we find so many depressed persons on these sites.

Lastly, social media use may generate negative emotions in you like envy, jealousy, dislike, loneliness, and many others and this may worsen your depressive symptoms.

Why We Need to Take This Seriously

Both depression and social media use are on the rise according to epidemiological studies. Since each one has an impact on the other, we have to start thinking of healthier ways to use social media. Teens and young adults are especially vulnerable to the negative impact of social media on mental health.

Advice on Social Media Use

Although these findings did not provide any cause-effect explanation regarding Facebook and depression[7], they still do prove that social media use may not be a good way to handle depression. For this reason, the leading authors of these studies gave some suggestions as to how clinicians and people can make use of such findings.

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One suggestion is that clinicians should ask patients about their social media habits. Then they can advise them on how to change their outlook on social media use or even suggest limiting their time spent on social media.

Some social media users may also exhibit addictive behavior; they may spend too much time due to compulsive urges. Any compulsive behavior is bound to lead to feelings of guilt which can worsen depressive symptoms.

Having Unhealthy Relationship with Social Media

If you feel like your relationship with social media is unhealthy, then consider the advice on healthy social media use provided by psychology experts from Links Psychology[8]:

Avoid negative social comparison – always keep in mind that how people portray themselves and their lives on social media is not a realistic picture, but rather an idealized one. Also, avoid comparing yourself to others because this behavior can lead to negative self-talk.

Remember that social media is not a replacement for real life – Social media is great for staying in touch and having fun, but it should never replace real-world interactions.

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Avoid releasing personal information – For your safety and privacy, make sure to be careful with what you post online.

Report users who bully and harass you – It’s easy to be a bully in the anonymous and distant world of social media. Don’t take such offense personally and report those who abuse social media to harass others.

The bits of advice listed above can help you establish a healthy relationship with social media. Always keep these things in mind to avoid losing an objective perspective of what social media is and how it is different from real life. If you are currently suffering from depression, talk to your doctor about what is bothering you so that you can get the treatment you need to get better. Tell your doctor about your social media use and see if they could give you some advice on this topic.

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