Can an indoor garden make quarantine bearable?

Learn ideas for quarantine life from Sally Augustin, author of Designology.

We spoke to environmental psychologist Dr. Sally Augustin, who explained that “nature can have a positive impact on people’s mental well-being during quarantine, by reducing stress levels and cognitively refreshing people.” She continued, this can be “regardless of whether people are in nature, looking at it in paintings, photographs or other art, or even hearing it – think peaceful meadow sounds.” So we might choose to change our laptop backgrounds to a scenic view of rolling fields, or open our windows to bird song – or we could just grow an indoor garden ourselves.

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Designology

How to Find Your PlaceType and Align Your Life With Design

DESIGNOLOGY gives readers the tools they need to instantly understand themselves and how to work with the world around them. DESIGNOLOGY cuts through the fads of clutter and cleaning books and delivers the clear, uncomplicated truth about why we respond to certain spaces in certain ways, and how we can use colors, scents, and other sensory experiences to create spaces that serve our real needs. Sally Augustin delivers straightforward action plans we need to develop places where we can live our best lives.