Have you ever sat in your office struggling to focus on the task at hand and glanced out the window? The view you get will depend on where your office is located but there is little more rewarding than staring at a garden full of plants. As the flowers blossom and open, you’ll feel a magical oneness with nature and the planet.
It may sound a little ‘airy fairy’ but the simple fact is that staring into your garden of flowers will relax you. This moment of respite will encourage you to refocus on the task at hand and you’re likely to find a solution. It’s the same principle as taking a break from a problem to help you solve it. Your mind is cleared and you can look at the issue from a new angle.
How this increases productivity
Doing the same thing every day can become tedious, even if you love your job. That’s why you sometimes need to look at things from a different angle or take a moment to reflect.
It’s this reflection that allows you to appreciate what is around you and the scale of the problem you’re facing. Research suggests reflection can help you to do a better job. It certainly allows you to re-group your thoughts and find an alternative way forward.
Being able to move forward and find solutions makes you more productive. It may sound bizarre but try it. The next time you’re stuck look at your window at the flowers and take a moment. Then, look at the issue again and you’ll find the solution is obvious.
Bringing the plants inside
Of course, you can only look out and see the flowers in the spring or the summer. That may not help you the rest of the year. However, you can bring the outside inside. By choosing easy to look after plants you can create your own flower garden inside, by your desk, and even around the office. As well as the pleasure of looking at the flowers, you’ll be able to smell them. That aroma can be surprisingly relaxing.
You’ll need to take a look at Foli8.co.uk in order to find high-quality plants and expert advice regarding which will be best suited to your office and whether you have green fingers, or not.
The great thing about bringing the plants inside is that you have control over the environment. You can make sure the plants are getting enough light and that the temperature is right, ensuring you have flowers throughout the year.