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
That potted plant won’t just help you feel more relaxed, it could also make your more efficient. Researchers from the University of Exeter found that plants could increase productivity by 15 per cent.
The scientists suggested that a green office increases employees’ work engagement by making them more physically, cognitively, and emotionally involved in their work.