The act of giving and receiving flowers can have a positive impact on your mood, and reduce your stress levels.
Studies have shown that the act of giving and receiving flowers can have a positive impact on your mood, and reduce stress levels. In one particular study, participants were given flowers to observe for a day. The subjects reported feeling less depressed, anxious, or agitated after having observed the flowers in their environment—and those feelings were reinforced when they were able to share the flowers with others.
Similar studies have been conducted in which participants gave flowers to others as gifts. The results are comparable: people who give flowers report feeling less depressed and agitated than they did before doing so.
What’s more is that these studies conclude that simply viewing a photograph of fresh cut blooms can also produce these positive effects!
Looking at flowers induces an instant sense of happiness and calm.
They are a feast for the senses!
Studies have shown that looking at flowers induces an instant sense of happiness and calm. They are naturally beautiful, and the colors and shapes are pleasing to us. The symmetry of a flower can be calming to look at, as can their soft textures. The scent of many flowers is relaxing as well. All these things work together to create a sense of well-being.
The fragrance of flowers has been found to improve mood, especially among those with anxiety.
The use of fragrance and its effect on mood is a relatively new area of research. However, what we already know is that the sense of smell is the strongest sense when it comes to emotions and memories. Smell is also directly linked to the limbic system which affects certain emotions and behaviours.
Some experts believe that this may be because smell bypasses the thought process and goes straight for the emotional centre. This could explain why you might feel triggered by a specific smell (for example, smelling smoke may bring back memories of a forest fire), or why scent plays such an important role in advertising (a lot of research goes into designing scents for products).
So how does this connect to flowers? Well it turns out that breathing in some flower scents can help improve our mood. Dr Jeannette Haviland-Jones from Rutgers University conducted studies that found that “the fragrance of flowers has been found to improve mood, especially among those with anxiety”.
The presence of flowers in a home or office setting has improved productivity and concentration.
Are you having trouble concentrating at work? Does your home seem a little drab? Scientific studies have shown that flowers in the workplace and home have a number of benefits.
Not only do they help us concentrate, but also make us more creative. Studies also show that people complete tasks faster when they are in the presence of flowers.
Fresh plants can help to enhance the mood in both homes and businesses.
Adding fresh plants to your home or office environment can help to enhance the mood in both homes and businesses. Plants not only look good, but they can have beneficial effects on our health and well-being too.
Research suggests that the presence of plants helps reduce stress levels in both humans and animals. It is thought that this is due to their combination of providing stimulation for the senses (through colour and scent) along with a sense of peace (that comes from being around nature).
It has also been proven that plants can increase attention span, reduce fatigue, lower blood pressure and heart rate as well as reduce anger and tension when used in a therapeutic setting such as hospital wards or care homes.
Flowers may positively impact your mood and emotional health, including reducing stress.
Flowers are linked to reducing stress. One study found that people who received flowers experienced a significant reduction in stress. Another study found that people who took time to stop and smell the roses had lower levels of cortisol, a stress hormone. Flowers can also help you relax, especially when you receive them as a gift.
Flowers boost your mood and make you happy. This is partially because they're pretty, but also because of their scent. Flowers stimulate certain receptors in the brain that trigger emotions associated with happiness and relaxation. Researchers have even found that the aroma produced by flowers can help improve your mood and reduce feelings of anxiety, depression, sadness and fatigue.
They can improve your concentration and focus. Whether it's at work or school, having fresh cut flowers around you may positively impact how well you concentrate on tasks at hand.