When we find a Saturday morning available for our purging efforts, we tend to take the path of least resistance with our excess stuff. Most of your neighbors will do the same thing. American curbs see billions of pounds of trash each year, and much of it, including appliances and mattresses, is recyclable. This compounds and leaves the landfills full of items that really belong elsewhere.
It’s easy to overlook how office design can be crucial for a sustainable work life. However, a workspace that is well designed for the specifics of the company can significantly improve the well being as well as the general health of the employee, ultimately making them more sustainably productive and engaged.
With sustainability on the mind, it’s no surprise that we at Green Spaces have endless positive things to say about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. From what we consume, to how we spend what we consume, we believe our bodies are our temples and we must treat them in a way that leads to a long, sustainable life.
Though the ability to effectively network comes naturally to many, for others, it can be the hardest part of the job. According to Forbes online magazine, the biggest networking mistake one can make is limiting your network. This closes us off to the people we may not realize are our ideal collaborators. So, to prevent this from holding your business back, we’ve come up with some ways that you and your company can best take advantage of the coworking network perks.
The average american spends more than two hours on social media per day. That’s two full hours of comparing the ins and outs of our lives to others’ well-edited posts. Two hours of oversaturating our brains with advertisements and media biases that we haven’t necessarily asked for, and yet, are entirely unavoidable. Where once lay a space in our brains for creativity, productivity, and mindfulness is now filled with two full hours of scrolling, liking, and comparing.
You have a lot riding on your shoulders as an entrepreneur (ahem, the success of your business). Stress is inevitable while you’re working on strategically growing an empire, but left unchecked, stress has the potential to impair your health. At Green Spaces, we recommend implementing small changes to help reduce your risk of stress related health issues.
Intermittent fasting is a wild trend within the health-driven community and is also making waves in reverence to the entrepreneurial crowd. Its health benefits are quite hard to ignore when it comes to weight loss, heart health, and diabetes prevention/reversal. However, what isn’t so widely talked about is the way it can improve our productivity while at work.
According to Rick LeBlanc with The Balance Small Business, clothing and textiles are to blame for over 15 million tons in waste each year. Of that 15 million, only 2.6 million is recycled.