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how colourful plants can help reduce workplace stress

Growing up our house was full of plants which is no surprise given my mother is Dutch… Boy, do they love their indoor plants. I definitely picked up my mother’s love of plants as every house I’ve lived in, no matter where in the world I was based one of the first things I did was go down to the local markets and buy as many plants as I could carry to bring life and bursts of colour into my home.

And back when I worked in an office (in my corporate days) I would often find myself bringing in a colourful pot plant or two to lift my spirits and bring in some joy.

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women unlimited google hangout – the challenges of working from home

Women Unlimited - The Challenges of working from home - Google Hangout - Karen Haller

Yesterday I was thrilled to be asked by Julie Hall, founder of Women Unlimited Worldwide to join her and fellow guest Judy Heminsley, on a discussion about the challenges of working from home through to how to create the ideal home office. It was also my first experience on Google Hangout. I had no idea of what to expect. Thankfully Julie was at the controls.

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Creating the Perfect Home Office

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Office in a cupboard – simply close the doors and your room is restored.

More and more we are finding we’re in need of an office at home, whether we are working from home or just need a place to store all our household paper work.  You’ll be surprised how an office can fit into the most unlikely of spaces – under the stairs, a widow alcove, a hallway, or a cupboard.

Even the simplest of home offices can benefit from integrating the following 5 elements, making sure it’s a place you’ll want to spend time in.

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