How can you spring clean your home office to increase productivity and promote wellness? Follow these four steps to a healthier office environment:
1. Ban clutter. Messy, cluttered workspaces overstimulate our senses making us feel distracted, anxious and overwhelmed. Piles of paper can be your worst stress-inducing enemy. Tackle those first.
2. Bring in some greenery. Researchers in Japan recently found that looking mindfully at a small desk plant for three minutes can significantly reduce stress.
3. Rethink your lighting. Multiple studies have shown that working under natural lighting boosts productivity and wellbeing. Don't worry if your home office lacks natural light. You can still get the benefits of daylight from a natural light desk lamp. Productivity lighting from the OttLite Wellness Series closely matches the sun’s natural color spectrum to help you see healthier and reduce eyestrain by up to 51 percent.
4. Try aromatherapy. Want to think more clearly? Diffuse some peppermint oil. Need some help to get going in the morning? Try rosemary. Need a mood boost? Lavender and jasmine are both calming scents that can help your body better respond to stress. Feeling a little under the weather? Diffuse some lemon oil for its clarifying and immune-boosting powers.
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