With the extended lockdown, for many of us, this also means working from whatever corner we can find in our homes, whether it is in the kitchen or the lounge.
And while it might not be the first thing that comes to mind – you might want to consider adding some greenery to your makeshift home office. Certainly, houseplants can make a room look better, but studies also suggest they can have myriad health benefits.
Here are some reasons you should place a potted plant on your desk (or kitchen counter).
This article originally appeared in Harper's BAZAAR UK
Many of us are under a lot of pressure at work, and given the current uncertainty, this is likely to be only amplified. In research conducted by Washington State University, scientists made workers complete timed computer tasks in rooms with and without plants. When the plants were present, the participants were more productive, less stressed and had lower blood pressure.