It definitely is. I mainly do indoor gardening with cactuses and other succulents, and a small collection of other plants (mostly bromeliads and calatheas). I have some sempervivum gardens that I recently built as well.
(Edit: This actually ended up being a lot longer than I intended it to be. But it felt good to vent it out. I hope nobody minds.)
Without getting into too many details, the last few months have been some of the worst in my life. I made the decision to leave an abusive workplace a few months back because it ended up being the tipping point that sent me to the hospital. I've struggled to find work since, due to the pandemic, and any interviews or possible offers that I found are all currently on hold. This has also lead to financial stressors that I've been struggling to contend with. To add to it, I've had several vet visits become necessary within a short period of time. I've had to deal with a lot of family-related conflict. Although those conflicts have honestly been an issue for around 20 years, they got significantly worse relatively recently. I was also looking to move to another country to start a Master's degree in the next few months, a plan that ultimately came to a close with the pandemic situation causing delays and financial difficulties. This admittedly hit hard as it was the last big thing that was keeping me feeling motivated and optimistic. I've also been in physiotherapy for a fluke injury that damaged one of my shoulders, and for my knee that's been making it difficult to walk since 2014. I had to drop the treatment a while ago due to loss of income (mind you, the pandemic resulted in closures anyways). Lastly, I've had a slew of personal issues I've been struggling with for the last several months, and those along with all the above stressors started causing health problems. I partially made the decision to leave that workplace because three medical professionals advised me to resign. It was also hard to an extent to walk away because of things that were happening there. I was the second highest position in the place, and it was hard having the staff coming to me for help, when the final person above me was refusing to deal with things or make any effort to help, and in some cases, contributing, when I kept bringing concerns and reports to them. Ultimately, I had to get away from it. To top everything off, I was supposed to start regular therapy to help sort through all these things and cope with them, but the pandemic unfortunately put a hold on that as well.
Gardening has been helping keep me grounded. While I had a lot of plants before this point, I had a weird work schedule that prevented me from spending anywhere near the amount of time I'd liked to have spent with them. Now, I've been able to spend far more time with my plants, both indoors and outdoors. I even started experimenting with succulent propagation some more (I'd only attempted it once before, which was successful). In all honesty... the sempervivum gardens I built outside recently, made me feel more calm, stress-free, and proud of myself than I've felt in a long time. And they make me smile every time I go outside and see them (except when a squirrel trashes one and I have to fix it...). I finally had time to repot a lot of overdue plants, and it's been rewarding to see them already actively growing for the season and filling in some of their new space. I also decided to try something new, and collected some Tillandsias for a cork bark wall display I want to try to put together. Even joining this forum. I've been really enjoying discussing plant-related topics with other people who also enjoy gardening. I've learned a lot from people here.
Overall, my plants have been keeping me grounded, helping reduce stress and stop my mind from racing so much. They've been helping keep me occupied too. I was hitting a point where I wasn't finding enjoyment in things anymore, and was finding so little motivation. They're helping me combat that. And it really is rewarding when you see them responding positively to your care.
This ended up being longer than intended, but it actually felt good to vent some of that out. I've held a lot of it in lately. Thank you for taking the time to read this if you did. I appreciate it.