Taking care of, Maintaining a garden, both literally as part of Mental Wellbeing, as a mediation. Or Figuratively, as the Meditation, takes care of your overall wellness, as a human being.
Garden----->Meditation(thought, reflection, mindfulness, Prayer, Oneness with the Eternal)------>Wellness.
And it's healthy and interesting and it is fun.
This section of my garden was first. Ok, I'm lying. I built part of my garden, to try and figure out what i was doing. Then In year 2, I realized:
I NEED A BASE CAMP! In your garden, you are going to spend MANY HOURS, When you are tired or hungry or thirsty, or hot, or confused, or angry, or sad, or bitter, or Flusterd, or .....
You can pull the troops from the field, and you have base camp. No going into the house, to get distracted with TV, No Muddy boots in the kitchen, No..... BASE CAMP! Set up and be ready to live here until your next meal.
There are 2 trees on both sides, east and West, The largest on the West side, to kill the afternoon sun. The Grass is a Drought Tolerant Triple Dwarf Fescue, This is also where my irrigation runs.
This morning, I had fruit coffee and water. I also had a place to put a jacket or heavy shirt, as needed. It is important to just dig in, and work and stay outside, be focused....
Other than that, This is just a killer place to sit, I even take my coffee out here, in the morning.
It is here, that will be the Wellspring of your actions.... and FYI.. That was a damaged, Starbucks Bistro table, I picked up cheep.