How Flowers Can Improve Your Mood
So, you already know how much a bunch of lovely flowers can brighten up a room. Deep Roses, bright Orchids or a colourful bunch of Gerberas can enliven dark and boring spaces. But did you know flowers can also help brighten up your mood?
Think about every time you’ve received or given flowers. If you’ve been on the receiving end, consider how happy you were when you got them. You appreciated the effort and thoughtfulness of the person that gave them to you. And, if you’ve been the one giving the flowers, you know how good it feels to see the smile on the face of the person to whom you gave the gift. People like getting flowers. But the experience of happiness and gratification that you get from a floral gift doesn’t stop after the arrangement is given.
There are also longer-lasting emotional effects of receiving flowers. You didn’t sign up for any sort of psychologist session when you got your flowers. But you might just be getting one without even realising it. That is because some flowers can trigger emotions in your brain. This is called aromatherapy.
What emotions are triggered? Luckily the impacts of aromatherapy aren’t feelings of sadness and anger! Actually it’s quite the contrary. The mental effects of flowers are most often feelings of overall happiness and satisfaction.
Studies have also shown that flowers can boost the production of creative and flexible ideas and solutions. Sounds pretty good to us! Why is this important? Flowers are obviously not a cure-all for everything that is upsetting you in your day-to-day life. If you have deep-seeded issues such as difficulty at work, major depression, or problems with major relationships in your life, ordering some flowers is not going to magically make everything better. However, what flowers can do is help your overall mood on any given day by eliciting the aforementioned positive emotions.
Another key benefit is that flowers are a natural and relatively affordable way to help put a bit of pep in your step. You don’t need to ingest any miracle pills or make major alterations to your diet or daily routine in order to enjoy the positive impacts of aromatherapy. The positive impact of flowers upon those who receive or order them is easy to see. But the addition of evidence that flowers can improve moods and decrease feelings of anxiety and depression at a molecular level is great news for any floral fan.
As if we needed any more reason to love getting flowers!