pexels-photo-38136It’s hard to sit at a desk all day, it’s hard to concentrate on a single task for hours on end, and it’s even harder to feel fulfilled mentally while doing so.

But, this is the unfortunate reality for many in the workforce. However, there are a few little changes you can make to improve your overall mood and attentiveness throughout the day. It has been proven by the American Psychological Association that a little nature will go a long way. In a study by Rachel Kaplan, it was found that office workers with a view of nature “liked their jobs more, enjoyed better health and reported greater life satisfaction.”

Here are 4 ways to incorporate nature and well being into your everyday life:

  1. Eat your lunch outdoors. It will get you out of the office, and hopefully away from screens.
  2. Keep  a plant at your desk. Succulents are great – they need very little water, but a lot of  light!
  3. Exercise outdoors. Wake up a half hour early and go for a run. It will invigorate you!
  4. Take a moment everyday to step outside and appreciate your surroundings, and if it’s too cold, peep outside your window!

Written by: Mollie Mac, ECOBAGS® very own marketing maven. Mollie is an adventurer and a green living advocate. If you have any tips or tricks for her she’d love to hear from you, email her at: mollie(at)ecobags(dot)com:)