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How to Create a Low Stress Work From Home Environment

It's a safe bet that you or someone you know works from home. Many companies have permanently adopted hybrid working policies, allowing their employees to work from home (WFH), and new entrepreneurship has surged in recent years. When working remotely, you want to make sure that you can be productive. These tips and tricks will help you create the perfect WFH areas for taking meetings, getting in the zone, and avoiding burnout. 

Indoor fountain

If you're used to being in an office, you may find working from home to be almost too quiet. You don't hear keyboards tapping or coworkers talking. The silence can be off-putting or even distracting. The opposite can be true if you have other people in your living space home at the same time as you. 

Indoor fountains have a natural calming effect. The sound of running water is relaxing and sets the perfect backdrop for a working environment. Your fountain can act as a sound machine, providing background music while you work. 

These are fun DIY fountain projects you can add to your WFH setup: 

You can also add a simple tabletop fountain. Not sure what you want out of a fountain? Read more about choosing the right fountain.

Bring plants inside

Having plants inside your home or apartment can be great for your mental health. Greenery and blooms can help you feel calmer and more positive. Some plants, like English Ivy and Snake Plants, have the added benefit of purifying the air. 

When choosing plants, keep the growing conditions in mind. Some plants need more sunlight than others. Look over your space and see what sunlight comes through your windows. If you don't have any sunlit areas, don't worry; popular houseplants like Pothos and Monstera can thrive with minimal light.

You can get the best of both worlds by adding a fountain to your planter with these fun projects: 

Get outside

One of the major perks of working remotely is that often you can work anywhere as long as you have wifi. You can create an outdoor WFH space to enjoy nature when the weather is nice. Spending time outside is great for your mental health and wellbeing. Soak up the vitamin D and take in your surroundings. 

Your backyard could also be where you go for your lunch break or when you need to take some time to decompress and recharge. Have to sit through a long meeting? Why not take it by your pond! 

Create outdoor spaces that feel like a vacation spot. Add an outdoor sofa, hammock, and an umbrella, and make the most out of good weather.

Create the ultimate oasis by adding a pond: 

Tips for lowering stress when working from home:

  • Create a morning routine
  • Plan and take breaks (bonus points if screen-free) 
  • Stretch often
  • Stay hydrated
  • Create a dedicated space so you can "leave work" each day
  • Make your setup ergonomic
  • Try a standing desk 
  • Change it up and work from local coffee shops
  • Make after-work plans

Creating a low-stress WFH environment is helpful for staying productive and avoiding burnout. Incorporating indoor fountains and plants can help improve your mental health and well-being. Taking advantage of the ability to work remotely by creating an outdoor WFH space can positively impact your mental health. You can create the perfect work-from-home indoor and outdoor spaces with these DIY projects.



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