Maybe you have to work from home but you wish you could spend more time outdoors. Maybe you are looking for a way to brighten up your home. Maybe you’ve always wanted a pet but can’t commit to taking care of it. We have a solution for you–become a plant parent! It may sound silly to think of a plant as a replacement for a pet, but plants really can feel like companions. People find that watering and tending to a plant can result in feelings of bonding with the plant, and research shows caring for them has a therapeutic effect. A lot of people even name their plants! Research shows that being in touch with nature improves our well-being, and while being around indoor plants is no substitute for walking in the park, it does provide similar benefits. Studies have shown that indoor plants boost mood, productivity, concentration, and creativity. They reduce stress and fatigue. They also enhance indoor spaces by adding life to them, reducing noise levels, and even helping to clean indoor air by absorbing toxins, increasing humidity, and producing oxygen. So, go adopt a plant or two!