We all can agree that flowers have the ability to make someone happy. Given on special occasions ranging from anniversaries, birthdays to baby showers and graduations, flowers play a significant role in boosting one’s mood almost instantly! Yet, how do flowers improve mood and which are those flowers?
Listed below are some ways flowers assist to improve mood:
1. Reduce anxiety and stress
Having flowers in your environment creates a calming effect and helps reduce anxiety and stress levels. Flowers such as Chamomile, Lavender, and Jasmine deliver benefits of reduced anxiety and stress levels. Contrary to popular taboos that Chrysanthemums are only for offerings to the dead, they too help lower symptoms of worry and stress.
Other flowers that help lower anxiety levels include Achillea Millefolium, Orchids and Snake plant.
2. Color therapy
Available in different colors, shapes, and sizes, flowers relay different meanings. Warm colors are usually associated with love, passion, and excitement while cool colors are commonly associated with tranquility, serenity, and healing. Having pops of different colored flowers in your surroundings can also increase creativity and improve productivity.
Geraniums, Roses, Rosemary and Lily of the Valley are some flowers that serve well to boost mood and help create peace of mind.
In addition to their bright colors serving well as the function of color therapy, flowers are also known to have beneficial effects through aromatherapy. Studies have shown smelling flowers to be related to a reduction in stress levels and alleviation of low moods. Similar to the vibe you feel in a spa center, the scent of flowers can help loosen your nerves creating a peaceful ambience at your work desk or bedroom.
4. Improve sleep
Having proper sleep is the basic requirement for good health and ultimately good mood. In a hectic city such as Singapore where we constantly strive for perfection and productivity, it is understandable that our sleeping habits may be neglected. Nevertheless, it is crucial to make sleep an enjoyable and relaxing activity so we get the full amount of rest needed for the next morning.
Chamomile tea is known to act adequately as sleep inducer with participants of research studies reporting to have better sleep quality. Flowers such as Chives, Valeriana Officinalis, Jasmine, and Lavender are known to be herbal sleep aids. Having these flowers in your bedroom physically or through the diffusion of its essential oils can help construct a conducive environment for taking breaks from time to time. With these flowers in your bedroom, you are sure to be free from the fret to count the number of hours of sleep you get.
Having the above-mentioned beneficial qualities, flowers are definitely an inexpensive solution to lifting one’s mood.