Now that spring has almost arrived I find myself buying flowers almost every week.?There is a reason flowers are the most given gift in the world. Besides the fact that flowers are beautiful en cheer up the (living) room, flowers may serve more than just a nice decoration. A 10-month long study showed that flowers have a positive effect on day-to-day moods and stress. According to the study, flowers have an immediate impact on happiness, causing delight and satisfaction. They also have a long-term positive effect on depression, anxiety and agitation. Smelling flowers has a proven relaxing effect on our muscles.
So flowers truly make us happy. They also bring you on an emotional level closer to people around you like family member and friends. By smoothing out your agitation and apprehension, you feel lighter, more cheerful, and more inclined to connect with other people, improving the communication level among people. Ever wondered why flowers are used in social environments? There’s more to it than just decoration; flowers create a warm and welcoming ambience.
Plants have the same emotional effects. Also, it’s scientifically proven that the color green has a calming, relaxing and stress-reducing effect. Green is the color of balance, harmony and rest. Even hospitals implement this effect, patients who lay in a green room had less pain, lower blood pressure and a calmer heart beat.
Beside these emotional effects, plants also have physical effects on people. Houseplants have a positive effect on your health because they work air-purifying. They help to preserve the right level of air humidity and absorb dust and air pollution. Read all about it here.
Treat yourself every now and then with beautiful flowers or a nice new plant. Smell the flowers, close your eyes and think of a happy place – a guarantee for relaxation. Think of them as fragrant, visual therapy!
Lots of love,