Recession, job loss and no money in hand. This seems to be affecting everyone. All of us have had to curtain our expenditure and stick to basics in recent times. The fact that you cannot go out as you used to and shop should not make you so depressed. There are places that you can still go to and find quiet and peace. There are places nearby to your home and you have to only find them.
While getting everyone into your station wagon can be quite a hassle, going alone by yourself is also not an option. But then what are your options? Look around and try to think.
With a bit of innovation and creativity you could build a Japanese Garden in your backyard and invite peace and solitude there in. Japanese in the Far East have perfected the garden concept for centuries, using nature’s gifts such as rock, plants, water and sunlight.
Setting up the garden should not take you more than 2 days if you have everything handy and the concept is clear. These gardens are known to calm you and increase your lifespan too.
Imagine yourself sitting in the garden and meditating. You will feel refreshed and rejuvenated by spending just one hour per day in the garden. It can drive away your black moods.
This is a simple project of bringing all natural elements together in symmetry. You can easily finished this over the weekend or lesser with additional hands.
People do not believe that they can do this by themselves without help. One doesn’t need a mason or a carpenter to do this job.
Of course professional landscapers will have a different set of ideas, which may be totally different from your methods. But who cares. This is your personal project and you are right in doing it your way.