Working with your hands can be both relaxing and rewarding. Many people understand and enjoy the benefits of being out in the elements and getting a chance to stop, breathe and bond with the Earth. When it comes to nature and happiness, many may overlook gardening and its many benefits. Gardening has been proven to: Reduce stress, Build self-esteem, Improve heart health, Boost brain function and even help with immune regulation. Don’t believe me? Click here.