It’s no secret that surrounding ourselves with beautiful plants carries many benefits for us and our environment. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing but they also do a lot for boosting our overall mentality. No matter our surroundings or what we do for a living, we’re all faced with stress and distractions at different points throughout the day. The insistent ringing of your phone, the signing of your email and the chattering of the world around you all act as constant distractions. Then there’s work stress, relationship stress, general life stress, politics, money problems and all the other curveballs life throws our way. After all this, it’s important to make the effort to do what we can to ensure our surroundings are as calm as we all need them to be.
So, how exactly do we do that? We’ll always tell you that the solution is plants! Now, we’re not saying that plants have magical powers that can fix all your problems overnight. But they can definitely provide the fresh environment you need to tackle your day head-on. It may sound silly but we could really learn a thing or two from the way that plants live. They’re bright and always growing, they react calmly and beautifully to their immediate surroundings and they also use those surroundings, whatever they are, to thrive and grow. Plants have a direct effect on our mindfulness as they have a healthier and more potent energy field compared to man-made decor. They work to keep us more focused throughout the day as well as adding aesthetic value to our space.
Based on several experimental studies, the presence of plants in the workplace has been found to hold an abundance of benefits for hard working employees. Some of these include:
- Lowering blood pressure
- Improving reaction times
- Increasing attentiveness
- Raising productivity
- Improving well-being
- Improving perceptions of the space
- Lowering anxiety
- Raising job satisfaction
- Speeding up recovery time for ill employees (so no more excuses for all those trying to ‘chuck a sickie’)
That all sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? These studies have also found that indoor plants can help to reduce psychological and physiological stress by suppressing autonomic nervous system activity in adults. Now, this may just sound like a bunch of scientific mumbo jumbo but, essentially, it just means that plants have a positive influence on our minds as we deal with certain stress. Proponents of colour psychology also argue that the colour green has a relaxing and calming effect on the human brain. Are you wanting to feel a little more calm and relaxed in the workplace? Well, there’s your answer for how to do just that!
As well as the psychological benefits plants will bring to your workplace, they will also make the space more attractive to job applicants, shareholders, clients and potential investors. If you’ve constantly got visitors coming through your office, it’s vital to present an environment that will appeal to the mind’s eye. Indoor plants will also help to reduce noise levels in the office by absorbing sounds. Positioning larger pot plants in the edges and corners of a room will help circulate sound in a way that’s appropriate for an office environment.
Now, we could go on and on and on for days (literally) about the health benefits of having plants in the workplace but we know that actions always speak louder than words. So, make sure you get in touch with us today and our amazing team of plant experts will set your office up with some of the most beautiful indoor plants and you can see for yourself how much they will brighten up the room and your mind. We’ve always got a our happy plants on in our office so make sure you get yours!