Connecting with nature by digging in the dirt is one of the best stress reducers. It allows you to unplug and forces you to slow down the pace of your life. One of the most surprising things that gardening can bring for you is to teach you how to have more patience. You can’t rush nature. If you sow seeds, or plant seedlings, you can’t make them grow faster than they are able to grow just because you are limited on time or by pressuring them to grow faster. They grow at their own pace they are supposed to grow at and no faster or slower than their original pace.