Flower Power

By Todd McBride on September 21, 2013 in Billy Heroman's Flowers, Gifts, Interior Plantscapes, Flowers. 1 Comment


The Emotional Impact of Flowers

Do flowers improve your mood? It may seem that the answer is obvious– of course they do! Now it has been scientifically proven that flowers have a positive effect on your mood. Currently, the majority of people are trying to find more natural ways to improve their mental and physical health. Having this in mind, Psychologists at Rutgers University in New Jersey did a 10 month study on the behavioral and emotional responses of participants who received flowers. They found that not only does receiving flowers improve your mood immediately, but in the long term as well. In all age groups, the participants were not only excited and grateful, but also reported feeling less depressed and stressed.

Another important result of this study is that flowers create close connections between people, making them more likely to contact their family and friends. Not only do flowers make you feel good about yourself and your relationships, but they also make other people feel welcome in a space where they are present. Flowers in a room bring happiness to others and create an atmosphere for sharing. This proves that something as simple as flowers can improve your emotional well being, as well as for the people around you. As the saying goes, “Money can’t buy you happiness,” but as this study proves, the natural beauty found in nature can.

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Just a girl on a Journey
Just a girl on a Journey said on September 21, 2013 at 10:52am

Reblogged this on Journey For Control and commented:
I like this, the emotional impact of flowers! Before I read the story, I was thinking that I want to post this photo on my pink bedroom wall! I want to wake up and look at this every day! I think I will go buy some flowers for my room tomorrow! I have one lonely flower in here, the my SO gave me at random one day and it makes me smile, because it reminds me of a good day! I would really like to get some more flowers in here, they do have a positive effect on my mood! So, now I know! Pink makes me happy and flowers make me happy. This particular picture reminds me of Mt Ranier and oh the beauty of Seattle! I have pictures of my kids on my walls, but maybe I need some pics like this to help uplift. I was thinking about doing a little book of quotes that make me feel good, maybe I need to add some pics like this to the book.

Do flowers make you happy? What else?

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