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Today’s Small Step: Get a Plant.

Bring the natural world inside.

One small way to let good grow wild? Actually grow something. Keeping plants in your workspace (and your living space) is a simple way to reconnect to the wider natural world. That’s because by bringing a living piece of nature into your space, you can cultivate feelings of biophilia, a design practice rooted in the way we’re all emotionally connected to nature. Reminding ourselves of that connection—even with something as simple as a potted fern—comes with serious benefits:

bulletAt work, indoor plants can increase feelings of wellbeing by 88%.

bulletA UK study says plants and natural light can boost creative thinking by 15%.

bulletEven just staring at photos of fields or forests can help reduce stress. Seriously.

Want to learn more about biophilia? We got you.

1 The Human Spaces biophilia report

2 University of Exeter

3 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

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