Have you ever noticed that you feel a lot better when you surround yourself with plants in the local park or just in your garden? There is something about nature that has a healing effect on all of us and so this is why we love to be around plants and flowers. If you were to live in a city such as Sidney for example, it can be difficult getting yourself into nature and your office or home may be quite a distance away from the Opera House and the botanical gardens that surround it. Many of us don’t look forward to going to work every day because our workplaces are not conducive to providing a good environment, but this could be changed if we would just incorporate some plants into it.
The same rule applies to all of our homes and so if you invest in something quite green and quite beautiful like a syngonium fantasy then you are bringing the outside inside and this can only have positive effects for your overall health. There have been many studies carried out on the benefits of surrounding yourself with living indoor plants and the following are just some of those.
- Reduction in stress levels – Many Australians work in very intense work environment and so we are constantly stressed out throughout the day. We have a lot of responsibility onto our shoulders and so we are constantly sitting at desks without having any exposure to nature at all. By bringing some plants into the office space, you’re taking real steps to lower your stress hormones and this can reduce your heart rate, reduce your blood pressure and allow you to put in a better day’s work.
- They help clean the air – We all know that plants help keep the clean around the earth and the same rule applies within your office or home space. By investing in plants and having them within your office, you’re taking real steps to allow your body and your lungs to breathe then fresh air which can only have positive effects for your overall physical and mental health.
- Plants lead to less days off – As an Australian employer or manager, this should be something that keeps your interest and encourages you to invest in some office plants. People who are surrounded by plants in the workplace take less days off work and this means that they are much more productive in the workplace and this helps to save Australian companies millions of dollars every single year.
Hopefully now you have been convinced about the benefits of having plants within the workplace or within your home. All you need to do now is to start picking out the varieties that you like but you need to be aware that there are some plants out there that may be somewhat toxic to children and pets. Always do your due diligence and choose plants that are safe and that look amazing.