Science-backed ways to Invest in Yourself [Infographic]

Our time, energy, and focus are all finite resources that we choose to spend according to our priorities on any given day. But if we take a long-term approach to that spending, we can maximize our benefits and invest those resources in ourselves and our futures.

Here are 22 research-backed ways that you can invest now in your future wellbeing.

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Science-Backed Benefits of Working Outdoors [Infographic]

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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Sleep Quality Hacks [Infographic]

Think about your sleep: How much do you know about it? Do you regularly track when you go to sleep and when you wake up? Do you know how deeply you’re sleeping, and how much you’re tossing and turning?

The answer might be—maybe, a little bit, and maybe not. That’s because many of us are simply sleep deprived and we don’t realize how bad the problem is. It’s so bad, in fact, that Americans spend about $52 billion on sleep aids and remedies, and still one-third of us aren’t getting enough rest.

That lack of rest is impacting us in profound ways, too, and not just when we nod off at our desks. Lack of sleep means that our hearts are stressed and we’re more prone to certain health conditions. So where do you fit into the sleep cycle continuum, and what things can you do to cultivate a better night of sleep? This graphic has some ideas.

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The power of plants in the workplace [Infographic]

Whether it’s that tabletop philodendron lining your office hallway or that dramatic ficus tree you see every morning in your building’s lobby, plants are quietly making the indoor spaces you inhabit healthier everyday.

This infographic shows some of the amazing benefits plant life can have indoors.

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Natural Light – The Benefits of brightening up your Home [Infographic]

Looking to brighten up your home with natural light? Whether your home is already getting quite a bit of sunlight and you want to increase it, or your home can often be quite dark and you’re unsure of how you can improve the natural light, then we’ve got just the thing to help you and your home out!

The infographic below, designed by Cool Shutters, outlines some of the main benefits of brightening up your home with natural light. With natural light being essential in our physical and mental health, it’s important to ensure that you and your family has access to as much natural light as possible. Although artificial light can be beneficial for our lifestyle, it’s still no match to sunlight and it’s crucial to get the balance right.

In an easy-to-follow design, the infographic starts by outlining the differences between natural light and artificial light, the effects of using blue light, energy savings if you were to incorporate more natural light, the plethora of health benefits including increased productivity levels and improved sleep. The infographic concludes by outlining exactly how you can increase natural light exposure in your home. This covers features such as windows, doors, skylighting, mirrors, paint colours and more. Enjoy!

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