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Job satisfaction: green screens

Could the key to loving your job be a little greenery?

Fed up at work? A study* has found that when we’re exposed to sunlight and nature, we experience better moods, higher job satisfaction and more commitment to our employer.

The findings suggest that nature works as a buffer against stress and anxiety.

Working near greenery was found to promote a greater appreciation of your future and responsibilities.

Even changing your countryside vista, or buying a desk plant, can have similar effects.

*A Mihyang et al, Why We Need More Nature at Work, 'Plos One', 2016. 

Photograph: iStock

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