Do you find yourself often feeling unmotivated or extra drowsy at work, more than your usually Monday mornings? Well, we might have the solution you are looking for! Studies have found that having an indoor plant, or garden, at the office can be seen to increase productivity, creativity, and reduce stress, we all want to live stress-free.
Lavender in specific was used in a study to help calm patients during a visit to the dentist. Just the mere smell of lavender was able to give the patients an overall sense of calmness, which could be more than helpful before presenting a meeting to your VP.
Not to mention nothing will bring you more joy than getting to grow your own herbs, well maybe a promotion or perhaps an extra vacation day, but for the moments in between grow your own garden and enjoy the additionally added creativity and reduced stress. Also, are plants and gardens are wallflowers, and they tend to get the conversation started, so once your coworkers find out why you're growing your own plants, they might start hanging around your desk more instead of the coffee machine, just a heads up.
Let us know in the comments if you have grown any plants at work and if you saw any benefit.