How to Improve Work Performance While Working From Home

In these times of uncertainty, there is one solution with great certainty: plants can provide significant health and psychological benefits!

(All photos courtesy of Greenstreet Gardens)

By Ray Greenstreet

Alexandria, VA – Are you one of the millions of Americans working from home these days? Are you distracted, stressed, anxious not only about work, but also current events and the implications for you and your family? In these times of uncertainty, there is one solution with great certainty: plants can provide significant health and psychological benefits to your home and work environments.

Studies show that common indoor houseplants can improve air quality by absorbing harmful volatile organic compounds and other indoor pollutants and toxins. Plants provide increased humidity which Yale Scientists believe could be helpful in decreasing the spread of COVID-19. Plants come in a variety of leaf shapes, colors, and growing habits that help to improve the overall aesthetics of any living or workspace, creating a more calm, peaceful, relaxing, and inspiring place to live and work.

Is concentration on school or work a daily challenge? Plants and flowers help to improve concentration and memory retention. Studies have demonstrated that tasks performed in calming environments with plants are performed faster, with greater accuracy, and overall higher quality results.

Is stress and anxiety a part of your daily “norm”? Feeling isolated from co-workers, family and friends? It’s with good reason you might find yourself stressed and anxious in these times. Caring for plants and flowers enables you to nurture something that will provide great rewards, whether its green interior plants that help to improve air quality or outdoor flowers and plants that will beautify any living or work space.

Bring some nature into your work space to improve memory, reduce stress and depression, and improve your overall sense of well-bring. A few interior and easy to care for plants include: Marginata (Draceana Marginata), Peace Lily, Mother-in-Law’s Tongue (Sansevieria), Warnecki, Bamboo Palm and Janet Craig (Draceana).

Call ahead to Greenstreet Gardens and we will select plants, pot them for you, and you can enjoy curbside pick-up at our Alexandria and Lothian (MD) locations.

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