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10 Indoor Plants That Are So Easy To Take Care Of

10 Indoor Plants That Are So Easy To Take Care Of

There are many benefits to keeping indoor plants. They can purify the air and lift your mood. These indoor plants are low maintenance, stylish and cozy, adding a touch of nature to your home.

Here are 10 indoor plants that are so easy to take care of.

1. Aloe

Aloe doesn’t need a lot of watering. Let the soil dry out and put it in a warm place with plenty of light.

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    2. Lavender

    Lavender is beautiful and hearty. Just put it in a sunny spot and water infrequently.

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      3. Mother in laws tongue/snake plant

      Snake plant or mother in law’s tongue is stylish and robust. It can tolerate low light and dry air.

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        4. Spider plant

        Spider plants are popular hanging and potted plants. They just need light and water. They are easily propagated by placing the plantlets in water or soil.

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          5. Peace Lily

          Peace lilies are stunning and come in white, pink or purple. They only need low light, moderate temperatures and moist soil.

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            6. Succulents

            Succulents are versatile and lovely. There is an abundance of varieties and they need very little care. They are great for terrariums or as stand alone feature plants.

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              7. Cactus

              Just like succulents, cacti are adaptable, varied and strong. Just plant them and leave them alone, watering them rarely.

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                8. Heart leaf Philodendron

                These plants thrive in any space. Low or bright indirect light is best. Let them dry out before watering again.

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                  9. Pothos

                  Pothos comes in many colors and thrives in low light, which makes it perfect for darker rooms.

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                    10. Herbs

                    The best indoor plants are the ones you can eat. Nothing beats potted herbs for fragrance, well being and practicality. Put them on a window sill in the kitchen and water every other day.

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                      Last Updated on December 2, 2018

                      How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

                      How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

                      Ebb and flow. Contraction and expansion. Highs and lows. It’s all about the cycles of life.

                      The entire course of our life follows this up and down pattern of more and then less. Our days flow this way, each following a pattern of more energy, then less energy, more creativity and periods of greater focus bookended by moments of low energy when we cringe at the thought of one more meeting, one more call, one more sentence.

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                      The key is in understanding how to use the cycles of ebb and flow to our advantage. The ability to harness these fluctuations, understand how they affect our productivity and mood and then apply that knowledge as a tool to improve our lives is a valuable strategy that few individuals or corporations have mastered.

                      Here are a few simple steps to start using this strategy today:

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                      Review Your Past Flow

                      Take just a few minutes to look back at how your days and weeks have been unfolding. What time of the day are you the most focused? Do you prefer to be more social at certain times of the day? Do you have difficulty concentrating after lunch or are you energized? Are there days when you can’t seem to sit still at your desk and others when you could work on the same project for hours?

                      Do you see a pattern starting to emerge? Eventually you will discover a sort of map or schedule that charts your individual productivity levels during a given day or week.  That’s the first step. You’ll use this information to plan your days going forward.

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                      Schedule According to Your Flow Pattern

                      Look at the types of things you do each day…each week. What can you move around so that it’s a better fit for you? Can you suggest to your team that you schedule meetings for late morning if you can’t stand to be social first thing? Can you schedule detailed project work or highly creative tasks, like writing or designing when you are best able to focus? How about making sales calls or client meetings on days when you are the most social and leaving billing or reports until another time when you are able to close your door and do repetitive tasks.

                      Keep in mind that everyone is different and some things are out of our control. Do what you can. You might be surprised at just how flexible clients and managers can be when they understand that improving your productivity will result in better outcomes for them.

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                      Account for Big Picture Fluctuations

                      Look at the bigger picture. Consider what happens during different months or times during the year. Think about what is going on in the other parts of your life. When is the best time for you to take on a new project, role or responsibility? Take into account other commitments that zap your energy. Do you have a sick parent, a spouse who travels all the time or young children who demand all of your available time and energy?

                      We all know people who ignore all of this advice and yet seem to prosper and achieve wonderful success anyway, but they are usually the exception, not the rule. For most of us, this habitual tendency to force our bodies and our brains into patterns of working that undermine our productivity result in achieving less than desired results and adding more stress to our already overburdened lives.

                      Why not follow the ebb and flow of your life instead of fighting against it?

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