Potted Plants and Other Ideas to Make You Feel Better At Work

Real Simple Magazine (October 2008) notes that, “Researchers at Texas State University, in San Marcos found that people who had a plant in their offices rated themselves as more satisfied with life and work than did those without them.”

So, if you notice a lot of new plants at work this month, you’ll know why!

Unsatisfied at work? Carly Chynoweth offered 10 tips to help make life at work better on the Work Bloom Work Satisfaction Blog:

  1. “Keep things in perspective.”
  2. “Recognize the possibility of happiness.”
  3. “Change your focus.”
  4. “Surround yourself with happy people…”
  5. “Accept reality.”
  6. “Do the best you can.”
  7. “Balance.”
  8. “Take a break.”
  9. “Take control.”
  10. “Be honest with yourself.”

What helps you keep sane at work? Social networking? Daydreaming? Focused goal setting? Going to lunch alone (or with a co-worker)? Please share your keeping sane strategies in the comments section. And, if you have a very unhappy co-worker, consider the gift of a nice potted plant!

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2 Responses to “Potted Plants and Other Ideas to Make You Feel Better At Work”

  1. 1 Paige October 2, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Great post, Miriam. I love Real Simple magazine and look forward to my subscription each and every month!

    Some other ideas for keeping sanity during the work day:
    Keep a small radio with low music on throughout the day
    De-brief during monring coffee with co-workers, share ideas, let others in the office know what your working on, etc.


  2. 2 Miriam Salpeter October 2, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Thanks for the additional suggestions. I love the idea of having music on during the day. I’ll have to keep that one in mind for me!
    As always, thanks for your thoughts!

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