Having a Plant in Your Office Can Make You Feel Better by up to a Huge 58%

PlantYour workspace can be a place of creativity, ideas, excitement and focus, however if can also be a frustrating place, especially when things aren’t going right or you feel tired and stressed out.

Imagine if you could greatly improve the way you felt just by adding a cute little cactus on your desk. ‘Surely not?’ you think. Yep, it’s true!  Let’s take a look at how some greenery can influence your state of being.

A study conducted in 2010 showed dramatic reductions in negative feelings when there were plants in the office environment. The research showed the following:Cactus

  • Tension/Anxiety – 37% reduction
  • Depression/Dejection – 58% reduction
  • Anger/Hostility – 44% reduction
  • Fatigue – 38% reduction

Being exposed to plants not only improves the way you feel emotionally but it also contributes to your physical wellbeing by: Office worker

  • Naturally lowering blood pressure
  • Relaxing muscle tension
  • decreasing production of stress hormone
  • and lowering your heart rate

The best plants for office environments are peace lilies, cacti, spider plant, Aloe or any type of succulents, which usually require little care.

In a world of screens, we often forget to switch off by connecting to nature. It’s all too easy to fill our downtime with watching a movie, playing video games or browsing online. Make a decision to get up off your booty each day and get out in the natural elements and notice the way you feel afterwards. More switched on, focused and refreshed; definitely worth it!

 

Aleks

Chief Editor at Monday Mortals.

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