SPRUCE UP YOUR SPACE WITH SOME GREENS!

Most people would prefer not to admit how much time we spend stagnant at work. Our brains spend a lot of energy on responsibilities that require direct attention for extended periods of time. We at Cutler are believers that plants deliver an effortless, and indirect way of reducing stress within the office.

HOW DO PLANTS AND FOLIAGE AFFECT YOUR MIND?

Your daily routine generally consists of a lot of interaction around your work space. That constant fast-paced environment tends to be hard to step away from.  Studies show that moments of fulfillment are usually inspired by little irregularities or visual cues, causing a break in your routine. Easier said than done, right?

The reason behind us enjoying these seemingly little satisfactions is because our mind recognizes interactions with these items as “micro-restoration periods”. Through the implementation of one or two items, your mind begins to recognize them as your “visual break moments”. The accumulation of these moments of looking up and seeing something different allows your mind to digress from your task and restore its focus. The micro restoration period leaves you feeling refreshed, more responsive and simply happier!

IT’S EASY, ADD IT TO THE OFFICE SUPPLY ORDER:

From a young age, the chance to pick out pens and pencils for our desk seemed to be the highlight of going back to school. It’s more than likely that if you were confined to a metal desk, and one HB pencil that you’d be less productive. A variety of stationary goods increases creativity, uniqueness and allows us to adhere to personal preference. The same scenario stands to be true for desk plants. If designers and employers saw plants as an “essential office supply”, the idea of getting a new plant for your desk would more than likely provide the same release of joy you had when you were little.

THE FOLIAGE AESTHETIC:

Whether it be the overlook of vegetation out a nearby window, or a small potted plant next to your computer, they all carry a certain visual charm. We think that micro-restoration is a great concept made easy for everyone within the workplace. A little greenery can go a long way to restore your creativity.

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For more information on The Micro Restoration Theory here’s a great link:

https://www.sfrc.ufl.edu/urbanforestry/Resources/PDF%20downloads/Kaplan_2001.pdf

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