Human beings are not made to be locked inside a cubicle all day. We are biologically built to move around and get in touch with the outdoors. Our bodies need to experience changes in air, temperature, and scenery to interrupt the stagnant office environment.
Most construction work, as we know, takes place outdoors. While it is hard work, studies have shown a wide range of benefits when you work among trees, fresh air, and sunlight, including increased creativity, productivity, and positivity. This explains why we often feel at peace when gazing at scenic landscapes and greenery. Companies like Google have realized this and incorporated nature into their office environments to improve their employees’ performance.
However, many jobs, including those in construction, take place at a desk. To show the benefits of bringing your desk outside, BigRentz created an infographic that covers the dangers of a desk job and the science-backed benefits of working outdoors.
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Hygge is a word that’s hard to translate and you might be forgiven for thinking it’s some new hippy craze, but it’s actually been around for a while. Its appeal is spreading across the world as more countries embrace the practice.
So, what does it mean and how do you incorporate it into your life? There are lots of ways to bring this process to your being and your surroundings. The infographic below will give you all the information you need to begin your own hygge style journey to a more contented you.
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“Pallet projects are on the rise, just because in the 21st century we’re recognizing the power of upcycling, and in seeing that there are multiple ways to use materials to create the effects we’re after. In days of yore, the humble pallet was overlooked.
The pallet was just a platform (literally!) to deliver the stuff that we needed to help us to transform our spaces for the better; flooring, tile, and other building materials that were the raw materials for our dream homes. But, that’s so 20th century!
As something of a salute to the potential of the pallet, and DIY pallet projects that are being conceived and created right now, here’s a graphic centered around what you can do with your pallets once your boxes of flooring, tile, etc are unpacked. Take a look!”
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Hi everybody, hope you are having a good start into the week!
Here in Southwest Germany we had a cold weekend and it still continues. The area where we live is actually known as the warmest of the country, which means, it doesn’t snow that often, and when it does, it doesn’t layer up too much and does not lingers. It’s been only three years since I moved here but I can tell this has been the coldest winter for me. Today we woke up with -3ºC (smartphone said -7, but I have no idea where the sensor is), for me, a Mexico city girl (pretty much mild temperature), it definitely felt cold! But still, got into my sport pants and went for a walk at 6:40am!
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