The Power of Water Features for Self-Care

American culture always encourages people to be busy. However, the culture has shifted to one of burnout. It’s increasingly difficult for many people to enjoy their lives and practice self-care. Installing a water feature in your backyard is a great way to make a change and enjoy your home and life as it is at the moment. This is true for a few reasons.

Relaxing Sounds

There are some people who listen to the sound of water and it makes them need to go to the restroom. However, if you pull up a lawn chair and sit in front of your water feature, it’s hard not to let out a sigh of relief and totally relax your mind. Instead of constantly listening to tons of podcasts, news reports and television shows, quiet your mind and meditate outside. Relax on a yoga mat and get some stretches in. As you listen to the sounds of nature, you’ll be able to fully engage and enjoy the present moment.

Visually Inspiring

Many people are walking around with a lot of stress on their minds. After work, it’s easy for some people to disappear into the couch and fall asleep. Next thing they know, it’s time to get up and do it all over again. There’s something visually inspiring about nature. Between the greenery, running water and the landscape rocks, this is such a great way to be inspired after a long day at work. Plus, you don’t want to spend most of your workweek coping. You want to spend time enjoying your life and all it has to offer. Make time to do things that energize you even if they’re as simple as sitting in front of the running brook of water.


As you invite guests to your home, this is a perfect place for all to hang out. It helps you up the ante in terms of your hospitality. Many people don’t realize that there is a special art to hospitality. Part of it involves creating an inviting atmosphere. If you’d like people to come over and stay over, a water feature is one of the best ways to make that happen.