Over the past 14-months or so, the value of the capital’s green, open spaces has taken on a whole new meaning. Now, with spring in the air and the weather gradually improving, many of us are looking forward to a long, golden summer filled with al fresco socialising and escapism.
The importance of green space is likewise crucial in our professional lives – perhaps more so than most of us realised. According to recent study by Edinburgh’s Heriot Watt University, taking time out to enjoy some greenery during the working day has a “measurable impact” on your wellbeing, as does being able to see some greenery from your workstation.
It’s easy to understand why. The New Scientist published a recent feature summarising 10 years worth of research findings into the relationship between the natural world and our collective mental health. As you might have already guessed, the results are clear: “Being in green environments boosts various aspects of thinking, including attention, memory and creativity. Access to nature has also been found to improve sleep and reduce stress, increase happiness and reduce negative emotions.”
All of which are good reasons to ensure you’re taking some time out to catch your breath as and when you return to the office this spring. To help, we’ve listed some TOG Work Spaces throughout our neighbourhoods with green spaces to enjoy. Whether boutique terraces or sizeable roof gardens, we hope these give you some space to reset.