Stress is the main cause of heart disease among office workers, right up there with smoking, but unlike smoking there is not so much attention paid to it. Desktop water fountains can be an effective aid to relieve stress and create a better work atmosphere, and they are considerably cheaper than pills and doctors! But why would a water fountain help reduce your stress levels?
First of all, desktop water fountains are beautiful to look at, and looking at beautiful things or working on a well decorated office makes work easier. But water fountains have also a very clear effect on your mental status thanks to the soft, murmuring noise of flowing water. Have you ever been near a tranquil stream on a forest, and wondered why it felt so easy to just relax and stop worrying when listening to the water? The same effect can be accomplished with a table top water fountain, both at your office and at home. The healing powers of water have been acknowledged through history, and few meditation spaces won’t have something to remind you of it: from water sounds on relaxation CDs to fountains on a monastery garden, our brain reacts to the sounds of flowing water in a clearly positive manner.
Unlike a stress ball that you can squeeze to try to get a grip on your nerves, a fountain is soothing in a continuous and noticeable way. The water will also improve the atmosphere on your office in a more practical level: often, air conditioners and screens end up charging the air with positive ions, not to mention making it very dry, and a water fountain can help return to a balance. It will also help you mask unwanted ambient noises, in a similar way to the way noise cancelling earphones do. If you work on one of those offices where you can hear everybody else in the floor, a water fountain may help you focus and get much more work done, which will no doubt help your stress levels as well.
If you want to increase the anti-stress effects of your desktop water fountain, you can also use it as a diffuser for essential oils such as lavender or rosemary, which have naturally relaxing properties and will help you stay focused even when working long hours. Just add a few drops to the water, and enjoy the subtle scent that will help soothe your mind, and pause for a few minutes focusing on the sounds of water. You will feel refreshed and more productive afterwards, thanks to your table top water fountain.
Category: Indoor Fountains