Time.com recently published a helpful article pointing out that "birdwatching—or even simply listening—can lead to an array of mental-health benefits in humans, including long-lasting stress relief." Yes, it's true.
"'The mental-health benefits are profound,' says [Joan] Strassmann, who’s the author of the new book Slow Birding: The Art and Science of Enjoying the Birds in Your Own Backyard. 'Sitting outside and listening to the birds and getting to know their songs is really calming. And to me, the special thing about birds is that they can leave—they don’t have to be there, but they have chosen to be where you are, and at some point, they’ll move on.'”
Here's the article. https://time.com/6231886/birdwatching-mental-health/
While planning next year's garden, think about those plant selections that will invite more songbirds to your landscape. There are many. We've published several articles on the subject which might be helpful. Check them out at GoGardenNow.blogspot.com.