Plants, while beautiful, can be expensive to have around the house.
I recently went shopping to spice up my office and dropped $ 80 on plants.
And I could have spent more.
In fact, once you're in the plant department, you get all of these cool ideas for where you want to place which plants, only to watch the price and reduce your enthusiasm.
Although they have a shorter lifespan than other decorations or furniture, they can still last a decent amount of time.
These are reasons that make it harder to go ahead and get the plants, perhaps favoring them over a new pair of sneakers or furniture.
Especially for students and those strapped for cash, plants often don't find their way to the top of their priority list.
Let's see if I can change that.
They improve air quality
Particularly relevant when you spend a lot of time indoors or in the same room, plants naturally improve the air you breathe.
Since I'm sure each of us must have studied photosynthesis at some point in school, we know that plants take in carbon dioxide to spit out oxygen.
Like us humans do the same, but in reverse order, plants and humans complement each other perfectly in the lifestyles of others.
Therefore, having a few plants nearby will ensure constant circulation, providing fresh air all the time.
Since plants usually start producing carbon dioxide on their own overnight, be sure to look for the few that don't.
Here is a list of some of them
- Aloe Vera
- Areca palm
- Neem tree
- Christmas cactus
As these plants produce oxygen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, they are particularly beneficial.
When buying plants for the bedroom, these oxygen covenants have special value.
Plants moisten the air
Do you have a lot to do with the dry air in your home?
Look no further!
Instead of filling the bowls with water, place them on the radiator to get some humidity in the air, better pour the water into pots filled with plants!
Through continuous transpiration, plants continually eject small pieces of water from their leaves.
By not only improving the air quality in terms of oxygen sharing, they also ensure that your room is not dry and pleasant to live in.
Plants absorb sound
Struggling to get a good night's sleep? or just be stressed and distracted from a noisy environment?
Plants may be the solution you are looking for.
Depending on the size and number of plants, their leaves and general structure allow them to diffuse the incoming sound, creating a soothing and relaxed atmosphere.
As more people live in urban areas, air quality and noise reduction play a bigger role for more people.
How wonderful it is that the answer to these new problems arises with the oldest living beings on this planet!
The basic rules for noise reduction are as follows.
- More the merrier, the merrier - in simple terms, more plants absorb more sound.
- The bigger the better - Larger plants with larger leaves absorb more sound.
- Mix - Use a collection of large and small plants to optimize sound absorption
Plants increase productivity
Increase productivity, what everyone wants.
We never do as much as we want, always missing here and there due to laziness, lack of motivation or focus, or other external and internal factors.
An important factor to keep in mind that just having a plant in the room is not enough.
In order to benefit from the increased focus, it must be in your sight.
Make sure you place your plants strategically, so that you always have one with the naked eye, or don't need a lot of movement to see one.
Plants reduce stress and anxiety
As studies have shown, being near plants reduces stress and anxiety.
While that can't quite match the de-stressing in the forest or park, where you're exposed to a lot more plants, houseplants do a pretty good job on their own.
More than that, seeing plants flourish and grow under your supervision makes you feel great.
When faced with limited free time due to family and work constraints, a pet may not be in the realm of possibilities.
Since they need a lot of attention, money, and time to clean and maintain, maybe try a plant at first.
Taking care of them, seeing how they change in appearance and nurturing them will give you a sense of importance in your life.
Taking responsibility and then getting the result is always a quick way to feel good about yourself.
Doing this with plants is a simple and effective way to feel needed.
Plants look awesome
Perhaps the simplest benefit is how they look and feel.
Touching them, looking at them, getting to know them, it all feels right.
Plus, having a favorite plant, always on the lookout for new ones, and learning how each individual functions is a fun hobby to have.
In addition, they have a very pleasant effect in your home.
After spending money on plants, my space feels more natural, relaxing and more like home.
No other forniture can duplicate this effect in my opinion.
This earthly and pleasant atmosphere can be sufficient reason in itself to obtain it!
If you don't know what I'm talking about, get some cheap plants right now and see for yourself!
Plants have natural healing properties
As studies have shown, being near plants in, for example, a hospital environment will promote recovery in patients recovering from surgery.
Complementary, having plants close to you will positively influence the healing of inflammation.
At the end of the line
Plants are great for a variety of reasons.
- Significantly increase air quality
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Boost your well-being and your sense of responsibility
- Help you heal
- Look and feel extremely satisfying
- Absorbing sound
- Improve focus and productivity
On top of that, you don't need rational decision making to buy a factory.
You don't have to weigh the pros versus the cons to make the “right” decisions.
Their very being should be reason enough to bring a little nature into everyone's homes.
Opinions about plants? Leave a comment!
Thanks so much for reading!
Understanding what it takes to becoming a successful athlete, is important. Although, there are centaines de milliers of factors that contribute to this, so we have put together our top 5 tips to becoming a successful athlete ! The reason behind this article came from an conversation between myself and a young athlete desperate for success. So, hopefully, this article will help similar athletes asking the same type of questions.
First of all, commitment is defined as the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause ( your team ) or activity ( your sport ). Although, commitment isn’t tangible and you can’t quantify it, the levels of commitment are ever changing. So, thats the task, understand what level you need to reach and smash it !
A locker room full of teammates who are willing to work and work together every day at practice, even when not under the coach’s eye, is crucial to having a successful season. Realise that a good teammate doesn’t try to be the best player on the team; they focus on being the best player for the team, though at times this can be difficult – stick with it !
Spending 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after practice working on your game will give you an advantage over the competition. Some players choose to talk about their day while they slowly lace up their shoes, or duck out of practice as quickly as possible. Realise that being different is just one level away from being great. Twenty minutes of additional practice six days in a row adds up to another full practice during your week. Although its more about quality practice rather then quantity of practice, if you are adding 120 more minutes of practice to your week, make sure its worth while !
tera become a successful athlete you need to know Your Teammates. How you work with your teammates when things are going wrong, strongly influences how successful you will be. Also influencing how far you will go as an athlete. So, great teammates are positive, supportive, understanding, forgiving and passionate about helping those around them achieve greatness. Learn about your teammates. Enjoy being around them away from practices and games. Sit with different teammates on road trips. Strike up conversations to learn about what motivates them. The time, effort and energy you put into reaching out to your teammates will come back to you many times over. Being a good teammate isn’t a big thing; it’s a million little things, so get working !
Realise that regardless of whether you are playing in a friendly fixture, a tournament, or been invited to international trials, certainly adopt the motion that people are watching. You are a brand, and you want to be seen in a positive light. You have to become a brand worth investing in, because your worth investing in.
Finally, “When you are not getting better, you are getting worse” is a cliché that may intimidate many athletes. Improve just one rep each day, and push yourself outside your comfort zone. If you are lucky enough to be around a coach who pushes you, holds you accountable, and may even be demanding at times, consider it a gift. Although it may be stressful, they probably see something in you that you don’t yet see in yourself.
Stay positive and believe in the process. No successful athlete ever started out that way. They all found it in themselves to make their bad days better and draw confidence from the days when they did well. You are never as bad as your worst day, and you are never as good as your best. Find it in yourself to stay level-headed and hungry to become more for your coaches, teammates, family and yourself.