The year 2020 has brought a lot of change to our lives. While it will be remembered as the year of the pandemic, it also brought positivity into our lives. Working at home has allowed us to change our behavior and enjoy more time with our families. On the other hand, working at home did not mean working less. We saw an increase in hours worked per person, which also resulted in increased stress levels. But, we are at home which brings us to the question: how can we improve positivity and reduce stress levels at home?
Start growing flower bulbs!
This might seem like an odd statement, but it does work. Growing bulbs help you to relax, as you need to nurture them closely. You see them growing every day and you can enjoy their beautiful colors. Once you get the feel of it, you can even grow them in layers. This means that you add soil, some bulbs, and then add soil again with another layer of bulbs. Hereby you have different flowers over a longer timespan. An enjoyable experience, to say the least. These flowers are a true eye-catcher for your home.
More green, more peace
When it comes to design, green cannot only bring peace but also helps to get some design into your home. Similar to furniture, the type of flower bulbs and plants you select has an impact on the feeling people get from your house. By bringing in enough colours and green plants, you make the place more friendly and accessible. There are many types of plants you can consider such as bonsai (be careful: high maintenance) and sansevieria. When selecting your plants, make sure to take into account your furniture and the atmosphere you want to create.
Working from home has never been better
When you take care of your plants, you will notice that yoga is not needed. Working with plants already provides you with calmness and connects you with nature. Of course, this is dependent on the type of plant you select. Some flowers and plants do not require any attention, while others require it every day of the week. By growing your plants, you can start your hobby right from your home. Another upside: everybody in the house can enjoy the fruits of your labour.
Incorporate plant care into your breaks
You can plan breaks into your working day and use that time to take care of the plants. This can only require you to take five minutes, but this already helps you to relax. Similar to a walk to the coffee machine at the office, watering your plants is a routine that proves rewarding. What are you waiting for? Get ready to get your green fingers growing!