Sometimes life gets hard and it becomes difficult to see the light in the darkness around us.
To feel better, having a positive mindset is very necessary, but also the objects and beings that are around us are critical too.
Being surrounded by nature has long been known to boost our mood and ease stress, but what if you could mimic that soothing vibe at home?
Having flowers at home could be the secret to improving your health, reducing stress and helping us to find peace of mind.
Multiple studies has shown that flowers have a brightening effect on the mood that can last for days, proving much more powerful than a bar of chocolate!
Red flowers such as tulips and roses, are connected to concentration and attention to detail, instead blue blooms such as agapanthus and delphiniums are great to promote free thinking and creativity.
Orange and yellow flowers such as dahlia and chrysanthemum are connected with happiness. By combining both orange and yellow you can promote a calming mood and by adding greens you can reflect feelings of peace.
Scented Flowers & Foliage
Of all the five senses, our sense of smell is one of the most powerful. Not only does it allow us to enjoy some amazing scents and appreciate our food, but it’s also an amazing trigger for memories. When you need to improve your mood or if you know of somebody who needs a bit of an emotional boost, consider sending some flowers.
Lilies are some of the most powerful smelling of all flowers and they have a way of lightening the mood.
Lavender helps soothe away that stress which makes way for a new, better mood.
Eucalyptus with its woody scent is great to energise you.
The positive impact of flowers
Flowers are a perfect solution to communicate emotions when it’s hard to find the right words.
Also the simple gesture of gifting some flowers is a powerful sign of showing your friendship, love, your support and is so powerful that it can help to lift the receiver from a difficult place or low point.
Scientific Studies Confirm Benefits of Flowers
Flowers not only have the power of cheering us up when we are feeling down, but they also have many other properties such as helping us get a proper night of sleep, boosting our creativity, increasing our productivity, making our tolerance to pain higher, boosting our health, and even improving our attention span.
A study from the university of Texas have found that patients in hospital rooms decorated with flowers and potted plants needed less postoperative pain medication, had lower systolic blood pressure and pulse rates, were less anxious and tired, and generally were in a more positive psychological state than patients in rooms without flowers.
Another recent scientific study finds that nature can also hold the secret to business success.
The research demonstrates that workers’ idea generation, creative performance and problem-solving skills improve substantially in workplace environments that include flowers and plants.
Classrooms with flowers and plants in it have a bigger attention span, and students show more creativity, free-thinking skills, and overall satisfaction.