Buildings that connect people to nature are more supportive of emotional well-being and cognitive performance than environments lacking natural features. Nature’s presence can come from daylight, fresh air, indoor plants, or landscape views. There is a growing body of evidence supporting that perceived accessibility to nature can be restorative namely in reducing stress, lowering anxiety and heart rate
- If possible, incorporate elements of nature by adding an indoor plant or by projecting a digital image of a natural landscape.
- If possible, keep the blinds open for an unobstructed view of the outdoors.
- If logistics and weather permits, move to an outdoor area.