BRIGHTEN UP YOUR LIFE - BENEFITS OF FLOWERS ON MOOD [SELF CARE WEEK]
Who doesn’t love a bright, fragrant bunch of flowers to add a little colour to your day?
It’s fair to say, fresh flowers can brighten up a dark and dreary room and also brighten someone's day. There is something about flowers that make us feel instantly better, but have you ever wondered why they have the power to improve our mood and make us happy?
Here are some of the common benefits of flowers and how they can affect our mood:
Improves patient health in hospital rooms
There is research that states that patients who had flowers in their hospital room needed less postoperative medication had lower blood pressure and were less anxious and tired.
Flowers will not eliminate the need for medication, and I know your home is not a hospital room, but if flowers make such a difference to hospital patients, then they will make your day a whole lot better too.
Boosts mental health
It has been proven that flowers are good for our mental health and they have been linked continuously with well-being. According to research flowers restore some short-term calm in a situation.
Flowers have also been proven to help you sleep, particularly lavender which can help you get a restful night sleep. Flowers, particularly rosemary, have even been linked to improving your memory.
Emotions and mood improvement
The colours of flowers can also affect our emotions. The bright, bold coloured flowers will make you feel energised while the less saturated and paler shades will encourage relaxation and calmness.
Smelling the floral scent of flowers will also put you in a good mood and make you feel less anxious. The impact of the aromatherapy triggers emotions in your brain that make you feel happy.
Flowers can be an affordable way to de-stress and enhance your home’s interior, but they also offer a wide range of emotional and health benefits that are far beyond interior design.
So, next time you see a bunch of flowers think about the positive impact they could have on yourself and loved ones, and treat yourself to a beautiful bunch and enhance your health.
Today’s post is the 1st in our Self Care series.
#1: Brighten Up Your Life - The Benefits of Flowers on Your Mood
#2: Fill Your Own Cup
#3: Eat Clean & Feel Amazing (The Clean Tea Guide to Clean Eating)
#4: Take Time Out With a Cup of Tea
#5: Disconnect to Reconnect - Taking a Technology Detox