Herbs are the answer

Rafael Gurkovsky

Aside from sounds and visual elements, another factor that deeply affects work productivity is the smell. If you're in an environment where the smell is far from pleasant, chances are you wouldn't be in your full capacity when working. Don't grab the air freshener, though. This will only make things worse because the slight chemical smell is an even bigger distraction. Instead, go to the local greenhouse and purchase an herb plant- preferably one with a strong smell. Put it beside the office desk and you should get that clean, fresh smell of the outdoors all day long. Some of the best plants for this job are mint, basil, rosemary and lavender