1/ Desk Plants
Employees who decorate their workstations with photos and plants are 17% more productive, the University of Exeter found. Greenery, in particular, helps.
2/ Daylight Lamp
Harsh overhead lighting disrupts our sleep hormone melatonin, especially when used in the evening. Switching to a gentler desk lamp tempers this response.
3/ Ergonomic Chair
Most people subconsciously crane their necks forward when staring at a screen, which strains the neck muscles. Adjust your monitor to eye level and ensure your chair allows for a comfortable posture.
4/ Reusable Bottle
Dehydration of even 1% below optimal can lead to poor focus and lethargy. Buy a bottle free from BPA, a chemical in some plastics that can seep into water.
5/ Dyson Pure Cool™
Indoor air pollution can be up to five times worse than it is outdoors**.
The Dyson Pure Cool™ purifying fan senses and removes pollutants in real time to give you clean air while you work. It also projects cool air when you need it most, to offer a comfortable working environment.
6/ Smart Stationery
Typing up your presentation notes may be convenient, but Princeton University found that putting pen to paper boosts the information you can retain.