Improve Your Mood with Fresh Flowers
We all know that flowers and plants are green therapists. Within their delightfully petals, our blossoming friends hold the mysteries to a better mood. Even more so, they can have a major impact on our health — reducing stress and helping us to find peace of mind. But what is the science behind it? And is it as simple as adding a full vase of flowers on your table to cure those frazzled spirits?
Flowers can help you sleep
Sleeping properly is key to a general overall healthy and happiness. The smell of lavender is proven to lower your heart rate and blood pressure - meaning you can relax! The more relaxed a person feels, the more likely you are to drift off to sleep. Other flowers like Gerberas are also helped you to sleep as they can increase the oxygen in your room at night.
We all associate colours with different mood - red can mean love, resentment, or threat, yellow is usually associated with happiness and sunshine. Blue can signify calm, or sorrow and green is linked to safety, which could explain why having lots of leafy plants around creates such a comfortable environment.
On top of this, we each have our own personal relationships with colours that can recall a happy or sad memory and influence our reactions. Suddenly, choosing the colour of your flowers becomes a bigger decision than you thought! Of course, it’s also a great chance to create a particular emotion or feeling in whoever will receive the flowers.
Flowers can make you more productive
Studies have shown that offices with plants increase brain performance and encourage creativity. Sparse, clean offices might look impressive to people passing through, but they don’t offer any visual stimulation for those that have to spend all day there, which could have an impact on productivity.
It’s not just workers, either. Studies have also shown the putting plants in classrooms and lecture halls increases attendance. It turns out that having plants around can make you happier and more attentive, wherever you are!