Using Your Hobby Grow To De-Stress — The Psychological Benefit of Time With Plants

Ben Owens
2 min readSep 15, 2023

Time in nature is good for our mental health.

And research backs this up; time with plants helps improve our mood, reduce stress, and relieve anxiety.

Now, imagine being able to dip into that stress-release at any point in the day.

As someone who works almost entirely remote, I have access to my grow all day. I can peek in on the ladies and see how they’re doing, give myself a mindless task for a few minutes between meetings, or even just open up a tent and sit there and stare.

You see, not everyone has access (or time) to go take a hike or spend time on a mountain when they work all day.

And, even if you work in an office, a Hobby Grow allows you to spend a few moments before or after work in nature, every day.

Bonus: It’s also good for your plants, and a good growing habit, to check on them once a day anyways.

Don’t just spend time doing what needs to be done.

Intentionally carve out 5 minutes for doing nothing but being in the grow, with the plants, focused on the present.

Often, we spend all our time in the grow working on the grow.



Ben Owens

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