ProdPod: Episode 64 — Plant-Based Productivity

In this episode, I give you some food for thought on how plants’ productivity is relative to your own and can help us be more productive. Enjoy!

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If you’d like to be more productivity, it behooves you to eat well, of course, to nourish your body’s energy stores. But, as I recently realized, if you pay attention to plants not just as food or landscape design elements, as living creatures plants are amazingly productive. Here are nine plant-based productivity paradigms to ponder.
  1. Plants don’t have “bad” days.
  2. Whether vegetable, flower or fruit-bearing bush, plants need balance. Imbalance in the amount of light, food, fertilizer, water and other conditions and plants’ flowering or growth will be severely hindered…and it may kill the plant.
  3. Seasons clearly affect a plants’ life, but it is taken as a natural response to the ebb and flow of Nature’s resources as the planet rotates around the sun.
  4. Plants are a diverse kingdom. For example, the arctic poppy can withstand immensely cold weather and blossom. They understand that not every kind of plant is suited for every environment, and they specialize to suit their environment.
  5. Plants land in a location and make the best of their time given the resources they’ve been handed.
  6. It turns out that plants are stimulated by the human voice and the sound will induce growth without the plant every responding to you. It turns out that listening is one of the plant’s greatest sensory skills to adapt to its environment.
  7. For most plants, staying hydrated is one of it’s three most vital needs.
  8. Plants take a lot of deep breaths throughout its existence to intake nourishments and exhales deeply to get rid of what it doesn’t need.
  9. Plants tend toward striking a balance between function and aesthetics through a constant testing process. It doesn’t experience its current form as an end, but just another point in its continual journey.
  10. Plants’ temporal existence is easily overshadowed by its legacy of being an integral part of human’s primary support network.
In 2007, a research study found that indoor plants contributed to reducing perceived stress, mitigating illness and increasing personal productivity! So, while you emulate and relate to the characteristics of productive plants, perhaps you should go buy a few indoor plants for your home office or work cubicle!