Many people spend many hours working in a boring office space with little to look at other than a computer screen.
- Stuck indoors for an average of a 8 hour working day.
- Commuting to and from work in a car or public transport.
- Lunch spent eating at your desk.
All that can whittle the day light hours down to a precious few. But here are a few ways to brighten up your day, bring the outside in and give a natural boost your business as well as your mental health.
#1 Office Enhancing Plants
An easy way to bring in the greenery is with indoor plants. Many require only partial light and go a few days without being watered and are so easy to maintain.
Plants like Spider plants and Snake plants, actually purify the air you breath and release extra oxygen at night. And when the Spider plants sprout their little baby off-shoots, you can share the love around the office! Here is a list of air filtering plants from the NASA Clean Air Study.
Bamboo Palms can bring some lush greenery to a larger office space as they can grow very quickly. In Japanese culture, bamboo is said to ward off evil spirits which is always welcome for a growing business!
If you are looking to boost your mood, look no further than the Lemon Balm. This herb is added to many supplements and can help decrease stress and anxiety. But a study by Ohio State University showed that the lemony aroma released by the plant is enough to actually make you feel better.
There are various plants dotted around the co-sharing space at The Lab Factory and you are more than welcome to make your office space a miniature jungle or just give a lone cactus a home on your own pod desk.
#2 Walk in the Wild
There is nothing like a walk in the fresh air and sunshine to help you feel calmer and more focused for the rest of the day. And now a study by the European Society of Cardiology has shown that it can even help repair DNA, reduce risks of diabetes, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and certain cancers.
“Ecotherapy” is highlighted as a Wellness Trend to watch in the 2019 Global Wellness Summit. This includes simple activities such as observing the clouds, walks in nature and camping.
While The Lab Factory isn’t the ideal scene for camping, there is the beautiful HMAS Warramunga park right at the door step. The 15 minute walk around the water’s edge is perfect timing to grab a friend and chat.
The Rockingham foreshore is only a 4-minute drive. Just the place to decompress after a hard day collaborating with your fellow entrepreneurs. You can watch the stingrays in the water, count the fish in the bay and indulge in some salt water therapy.
#3 Essential Oils Essential for Business
Essential oils have bee around since the early 1100s and are nothing new. The recent resurgence in popularity has brought to the forefront the amazing capabilities these tiny bottles can have on our well being. They contain “the “essence of” the plant’s fragrance—the characteristic fragrance of the plant from which it is derived“A
There are many ways in which essential oils can be used. The most popular being through aromatherapy massages in carrier oils and diffusers in the home or office space.
While these oils have many people raving about the benefits, they can be very dangerous if used incorrectly. The best way to use them correctly is to enlist the help of a professional aromatherapist or naturopath.
#4 A Boost From The Lab
The Lab Factory is very excited to bring to you an awesome workshop to help business owners. Running your own business can easily lead to exhaustion and burn out. Taking steps in your business plan will help to ensure not only the health of your business, but your own personal health and wellness.
Healthy Living in a Business World brings you two amazing women powerhouses in the health and wellness industry.
Maria Arora is an internationally accredited expert and award winning Naturopath who specialises in Biochemical Therapy, and has helped thousands of people across Australia and the world back to health.
Donne Cuzzola is one of Australia’s leading experts in non-toxic living. She has educated and trained thousands of people in reducing the toxic load and chemicals from our daily living.
This is a free event but please register to confirm your attendance and catering requirements. Grab some friends and make and evening of it!