As the stress of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) continues many people have had to work from home.  With this in mind we thought it would be a great way to teach you guys how to create a calming environment to work in.  Here are a few of our tips to try:

 Declutter and Desk Organisation

The state of your desk is the state of your mind. It’s proven beyond a doubt. So clean off the clutter from your desk to get more clarity and focus. That goes for your online desktop too, clean out those unread junk emails!  We have listed a few of our favourite desk organiser businesses:

Urban Outfitters, Milligram, Invite Me Shop

Light a Candle

Studies have shown that burning a candle can have many health benefits. Scented candles that use quality essential oils can promote relaxation, reduce anxiety and stress and induce quality sleep.

There are so many delicious candles on the market and we have listed a few of our favourites:

Mrs Darcy, Glasshouse, SOH, Circa Home

Clean Surfaces

You can beat the spread of germs by regularly disinfecting surfaces and objects with the appropriate hospital-grade chemicals and disinfectants.  You will be happier, healthier and more productive working in a clean space.  Regular cleaning also improves the air quality by illuminating germs, dust and dirt, it also increases the longevity and functionality of your electronics.

Care for Indoor Plants

Not only do indoor plants look great but there are so many benefits of caring for one.  Studies have shown indoor plants

  • Boost mood, productivity, concentration and creativity
  • Reduce stress, fatigue, sore throats and colds
  • Clean indoor air by absorbing toxins, increasing humidity and producing oxygen
  • Add life to a sterile space, give privacy and reduce noise levels
  • Are therapeutic and cheaper than a therapist

You can get creative with the type of plant you choose, what the plant sits in or on and where it is placed.  We have listed a few of our favorite plant businesses that you could check out:

The Pot Project, Plant Space, Into the Wild Plants, Pop Wilder

Practice Mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness meditation will help you refresh your attention while giving you health benefits.  A few health benefits of mindfulness meditation is reduced stress and anxiety, improves memory, improves attention, banishes negative feelings and improves sleep.

We found this great quick guided meditation that you can do in your chair at your desk.

Have a Beverage on Hand

Sipping tea is not for everyone but there are so many health benefits from doing this.  Herbal teas are some of the healthiest things you can drink. The vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants found in many herbs have shown to provide many short and long-term health benefits. These teas can be a great alternative to sugary drinks and coffee (sorry coffee lovers!), while still providing great taste and a natural boost. Some health benefits are: fights colds, improves digestion, boosts the immune system, anti aging, reduces inflammation, relieves stress and anxiety, lowers blood pressure and is great for your skins health.  If tea is not your thing you could always have a drink bottle or jug on hand filled with fruit or herb infused water.  Continually keeping hydrated also has its health benefits and water comes straight out of the tap! Here are few of our favourite herbal tea brands to try:

Deitea, Love Tea, Eloments