Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Have Plants in Your Office 55

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Have Plants in Your Office -

The following article is a guest post.

Most of the times, companies would hire office interior designers to improve the appearance of the office. Aside from the wallpapers and decorations, leading companies are also hiring plants for their office. Plants are not just there to beautify the working space. They are placed in the office for several reasons which include the following:

1. Plants provide a cleaner air.

Plants are an excellent option to decorate an office and provide a cleaner air. It even help reduced the presence of carbon dioxide and other harmful toxins that may be produced by several office equipments. Having plants in the office can maintain the balance of dirty and clean air.

2. Plants can help you maintain a healthy body.

Since plants can help reduced harmful compounds that are present in the office and they provide a cleaner air, it is would be safe to say that you are giving your employees a much healthier workplace. The presence of plants in your office can prevent employees from having colds, cough, headaches, and other common illnesses.

3. People become more efficient and productive in the office if they have plants.

Plants uplift the attitude and mood of people in the workplace. Once these employees are delighted to work every day, it is expected that they can become more productive and efficient with what they are doing. Plants can reduce the pressure and stress. They can also help people feel relaxed, not to mention that green plants are also pleasant for the eyes. Plants can provide people calming effects that can keep their focus in completing their tasks without feeling pressured.

4. Plants can help reduce humidity that can lead to conserving energy.

Plants can absorb heat through a process called transpiration. Aside from the fresher air, they also provide cooler air. This can reduce humidity and warm temperature that could also irritate your employees or stop them from working properly.

Some small offices, especially on a not-so-hot working day, are not using air conditioning. This will eventually help the company to save energy consumption in the long run. This can also be an effective way for you to conserve the environment.

5. Plants can improve the ambiance.

Placing plants in the office can provide a good impression to your employees and clients. They will have the notion that you are not only concern with the appearance of the office but you also want to help preserve nature in your own simple way. Looking at these plants can uplift the mood of the employees, making you feel motivated to do your work.

Given all these benefits, you must not think twice to have few plants in your office. It does not only provide a cleaner and cooler air but also improve people’s mood. However, don’t just get any plant. It is important to know first what plants are best to your office and yes, you have consider that possibility that these plant may not get enough sunlight as they will be placed inside your office.

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Hunt Down Your Goals and Become Fearless Like a Lion 12

Hunt Down Your Goals and Become Fearless Like a Lion

To be fearless is to dare yourself to think new thoughts, take risks, fail and find the courage to start again.

In order to change, you must face the uncomfortable, because fear is not supposed to run you. Instead, it is a call to action.

We all have fear and we must never let it paralyze our dreams. If 2017 was an unsuccessful year, hopefully, this article will inspire you to take action.

I know how it feels when you are tired of listening to those inner voices of doubt. Slowly, the anger builds up inside. Despite those feelings, you can channel fear and anger in the right way and start to hunt for your dreams. Throughout my life, I felt a renewed hunger and drive to succeed when I simply let go of denial, accepted full responsibility and took affirmative action.

“Everybody wants to eat but a few are willing to hunt”

In today’s cold reality humans do not like to see anyone other than themselves succeed. Most will never take the next step to improve their life or the lives of their future generations to come. We are pushing towards survival of the fittest.

Tell me, when a lion hunts does it care what is in its way? No. The lion is in pursuit because it is relentless.

You must become the king of the jungle. All the things that make up our lives are in intricate balance and you must fight to protect your dreams.

1. Be fearless like a lion.

A lion has no fear of any challenge, so how do I become fearless?

My simple answer to overcoming fear is that I wake up with the burning desire in my heart. The burning desire is created by repeating positive affirmations like I CAN and I WILL.

Hidden somewhere deep down within you, there is that courage to dare yourself.

Ask yourself who is really stopping you? Go out there and let loose and you will learn what great lengths you are capable of going to.

Your first job before you start hunting is to find the fighter within you.

2. Know your limits and then defy them.

You’ve reached a certain limit but just can’t seem to go that extra mile. Once you become fearless, you become limitless.

A mind that is fearless has the urge to take more action and that is where you become defiant. Try your best to understand what you are doing wrong as sometimes it is easy to give up hope. So focus your attention on studying the obstacle in detail.

As you achieve one goal, you have the mental capacity, maturity and experience to face a new challenge. Therefore, your hunger and appetite for more success increase. Keep pushing no matter what and you will eventually break through.

I know for sure it is difficult at first, but now you’ve successfully defied the odds.

3. Think of a plan, visualize it and execute it.

A lion stalks its prey from a distance and seldom charges as it grows closer and closer displaying deadly predatory behaviour.

Never rush to execute a plan as it takes careful selection. Be clear what you want just as the lion calculates timing. 

Visualization is a vital tool to programme your subconscious mind in order to create that bridge of what is non-existent into reality, which is capturing your goal.

4. Be willing to accept failure.

Failures are what propel anyone forward their current success. We can certainly learn from our failures, but our intentions should be to succeed in accomplishing our goals! Failure is then a learning process, not a reason to accept defeat. You are the king, show no remorse!!!

Motivation from Will Smith is perhaps one of my favorites. Here’s one speech:

5. Have a winning attitude every day.

To keep the cycle of motivation in constant momentum you must work hard too.

The winning attitude is created by approaching your life with discipline and putting in the hours of practice.

I like to perform a reflective practice and personal development, which enables me to identify areas where I am falling down and thus need to pay more attention to.

6. Don’t allow criticism to defeat you.

We are afraid what others think of us, what we have or what we are going to do. It is you that must make that self-promise to finish what you started.

Every once in a while, a lion must remind everyone what he is capable of.

You are the king of the jungle. Own it!


This article was written by Usman Mahmood. Besides working in the field of science helping patients through genetic testing, his purpose is to empower and inspire people in life with motivational videos, messages, articles, and stories from around the world. He loves to engage creative and ambitious minds on his Facebook page.