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Cultivate Zen in Your Backyard
June 26, 2020

You don’t have to travel far in search of the perfect place to unwind and restore inner peace. Sometimes that space is right outside your home. A few mindful additions to your backyard can make it the perfect spot for early-morning yoga, a peaceful afternoon meditation, or just to sit and relax.

Here are a few tips for cultivating zen and finding happiness in your own backyard.

Revive Your Space with Soothing Sounds

Revive Your Space with Soothing Sounds

Bringing life to your yard with small animals can give calm and positive vibes. Install a birdbath or a birdfeeder to invite all types of birds that will thank you with their beautiful songs.

Enjoy the sounds of trickling water by adding a stone fountain surrounded by wooden mulch. The sight of the calming, flowing water is an added bonus to the overall space.

Create a decorative path with flat stone pavers for a calm and peaceful walking guide.

Photo Courtesy Of: www.gardenista.com

Create a decorative path with flat stone pavers for a calm and peaceful walking guide.

Photo Courtesy Of: www.gardenista.com

Create a Path to Peace

Create a Path to Peace

It doesn’t get much more zen than adding a decorative path to your yard. These tranquil walking guides are meant to lead your meditation and calm the mind. Use mulch, stones, old bricks or shrubbery to create a DIY pathway in your yard in as little as an afternoon.

Cozy Boho patio area with wicker furniture, lights, and greenery.

Photo Courtesy Of: www.countryliving.com

Cozy Boho patio area with wicker furniture, lights, and greenery.

Photo Courtesy Of: www.countryliving.com

Designate Your Resting Area

Designate Your Resting Area

It’s hard to find happiness in your backyard if you don’t have a nice spot to enjoy it. If you have a patio or porch, add cozy outdoor furniture to relax on or an umbrella with a patio set to enjoy a meal surrounded by nature’s beauty.

Potted herb and flower garden inside of rustic concrete planters that adds a farmhouse vibe to any area.

Photo Courtesy Of: www.gardenmagz.com

Potted herb and flower garden inside of rustic concrete planters that adds a farmhouse vibe to any area.

Photo Courtesy Of: www.gardenmagz.com

Grow a Garden

Grow a Garden

Growing a life from seed to flower or aromatic herb is one of the best ways to cultivate true zen and to appreciate the power of your own backyard. Not to mention, working with your hands is known to boost feelings of happiness and fulfillment. Start small with some potted plants and work your way up. You’ll have a green thumb before you know it. Add some hanging plants like ferns, petunias or hibiscuses to add a burst of color and life to your backyard.

Try adding a few mindful tips from this list to enhance your appreciation for what’s right in front of you (and right behind your house). Even if you don’t use our tips, remember to take a few minutes from time to time to just “be” in your backyard. You never know what you might find.