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The One Productivity Hack We Can All Get Behind

June 14th, 2018

I’m a nature person. Just last week, when I was bothered that a tree was cut down along path the Career Contessa team was walking during lunch, one of my co-workers (lovingly) told me that I’m a bit of a “tree freak.” Which, honestly, is fine. I am. And as a matter of fact, that comment makes me even more proud to be writing an article on why, exactly, it may be better to be a tree freak. Tree freaks are proven to have more productivity in the office overall, studies have shown.

Okay, fine. Studies haven’t shown that. But it has been proven that having plants in the office results in more productive, less stressed, and more focused employees. And that’s something we can all get behind.

So, how exactly does this work?

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  1. Amy says:

    I was all set to roll my eyes because the word ‘hack’ is used so often, and then I read this article and love it. In a sense, it’s intuitive; yet, like so many things that should be intuitive, we don’t make use of what might help us most from nature – sunlight and plants. I’m totally inspired. Thank you.

  2. You know, I’ve never really though of this before, but it’s so true! I’m always looking for good productivity hacks because I never feel like there’s enough time to get done what I want to get done, so if there’s a way to be more productive, I’m down to give it a try. My room has more natural light than most people I think having a sun roof and about four large windows, and now that you mention it, I am much more productive when I work in my room! This was great, I’m going to share it with all my friends and family 😀

  3. Ashleigh says:

    Love this idea, as long as I’m not the one having to keep them alive…
    Ashleigh | Ashleigh Renay

  4. Ekta Kapoor says:

    This really an amazing hack. Having plants around the workplace or homes always has it way of lighten/brighten up the mood of people. This tip will be quite beneficial to most of the nature lovers out there.

    Thanks Katherine.

  5. I love this because my boyfriend says I’m a plant hoarder. I finally have a legit reason other than fresh air.

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