An average person experiences stressful situations from time to time and knowing how to manage the problem can be an issue on its own.
Recognizing the cause of stress and addressing it are not always black and white and we often put off dealing with it. There are many ways of coping with it and if the stressor cannot be totally eliminated, finding ways to relieve it are necessary to maintain a healthy mental balance.
There are many ways of dealing with this emotional strain and the first thing to be done is to put yourself first and then find some time on your schedule to engage in activities that will take your mind away from the problem. Sometimes when you concentrate on one activity, you open your mind to new ideas, almost involuntarily, that might help you somehow.
One of the best ways to beat stress is by playing a game, especially the game of chess, as it allows you to relax and clear your mind while giving it a workout at the same time!
Michael from the Etsy shop LivingChess, created an Air Plant Living Chess Set that’s not one of the serious and traditional chess boards with a queen, king, knights and bishops. His creation fuses tradition with modern design.
Even if you don’t want to play, just looking at this stunning board will get you in a better mood!
The handmade sustainable chess set comes with a board made out of bamboo and sealed with a water-based lacquer. The unique chess pieces are 3D printed in a shape of micro planters using a corn-based bioplastic called polylactic acid (PLA) and then hand-padded with felt.
All 32 chess pieces come with beautiful air plants, giving it a unique look to your home décor, whether you keep it indoors or outdoors.
It’s also very easy to maintain since you only have to water it every seven to ten days, soak it in water and let it dry. These fool-proof plants are perfect for people that happen to be missing a green thumb.
Besides being a living piece of art, this micro planter also improves the air quality in your home.
For every chess set sold, Michael donates a portion of the profits to support Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County, in California.
What’s not to love about it?!
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