As the seasons change outside, nothing seems to change inside. The leaves change, the sun is setting earlier, yet we feel stuck inside not being able to enjoy the few days we may have left before a blizzard is seen out or office windows. Blizzard or not, here are some tips to keep you feeling better while being stuck inside working.
The people you see outside will probably be working this weekend
Unless you’re living on the largest sum of money possible, everyone has to work and so, the people you’re seeing outside enjoying the warm fall sun may be doing that now… but there is a good chance that this weekend, they’ll be stuck inside a shop, bar or restaurant while all the fun stuff is ACTUALLY happening. All in all, don’t be jealous – they get their chance to enjoy outside and you will too!
You’re saving money
When you are stuck inside at work, you are making money instead of spending it. Well, as long as you aren’t online shopping all day and ordering two fancy coffees per day from your local barista. Your packed lunch is cheaper than eating out with friends over drinks if you were out enjoying the great outdoors. However, you can still enjoy that packed lunch outside too!
Add some plants to your office
Bring the outdoors… indoors. Changing up your plants to match the seasons will make you feel more connected to the outdoors. Even if you can’t physically be outside, you’ll feel a little better if you can actually see and smell some greens.
Keep things that remind you of summer around
It’s no secret that colors, smells, and light effect our mood, environment, and work ethic. So, why not incorporate the things that remind you of summer or remind you of your ‘happy place’? Add a sand garden to your desk, brighten up colors on your desk, add a light that simulates the sun, etc. Adding things to your desk that bring you energy and make you happy will make you feel better about being stuck inside.
What are some things you add to your workplace to make you feel better about being stuck inside?