Written by Sarah
How Natural Light Makes Us More Productive
We all want to be more productive and get the most out of our day, but after trawling through the internet for reports and scientific research, it’s upsetting to find that there is no one way to boost productivity. That said there was one thing that all the reports had in common – you can create the optimum environment to thrive in and all you need is some natural light.
Light stimulus is essential for the production of your natural energising hormone serotonin and also helps get your metabolism going, which is why it’s more important to get a hit of sunshine in the morning than a caffeinated one. So take a walk to your lectures in the morning instead of the tube, or enjoy your breakfast by a window to help kickstart your body.
“Natural light boosts happiness, reduces stress and improves sleep quality.”
To keep productivity levels high throughout the day you’ll want to stop your body from producing melatonin (your natural sleep hormone), to do this you could take a break and get outside, or just look out a window regularly – it’s that simple.
The benefits don’t stop there either, a study from Northwestern Medicine and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign reported that natural light boosts happiness, reduces stress and improves sleep quality.
With rooftop gardens, light-filled common areas and bright apartments, you won’t have any trouble getting your daily dose at The Project at Hoxton.