Nowadays our lives are taken up with stressful and time-consuming activities, from attending work, family and school. People no longer have time to go outdoors and savor nature in its rawness. Well, a bunch of fresh flowers serves to bring the nature right into your house or office. The following are the proven therapeutic effects.
There is something surreal and serene about a bouquet of fresh flowers in a room. Regardless of your present situations, stress seems to float away when you are handed flowers. This is because in our minds, fresh flower represent a happy place, deep-set in our minds, where hills upon hills roll with meadows and fresh aromatic flowers. Such happy thoughts tend to take stress away. To add-on weight, studies showed that they contribute greatly to life satisfaction.
Bright Colors and Scent
Flowers are one of the most visually attractive natural elements. Their range of colors and scents is very diverse. For this reason, proper combination of colors and scents can help brighten up a dull room, and while at it, brighten your moods too. Bright and cool colors do lighten our moods, just like a pretty dress would. The visual satisfaction is enough to get your day going. In the same vein, the accompanying nice smell is enticing. A carefully selected bunch is like a walk out in a serene unspoilt natural park or flower garden. For this reason, you will find people sending a bunch of bright flowers, even from online florists to people who are agitated, be it partners, sick people or people who have had a recent misfortune.
Flowers do have a healing touch too them. That is the reason why they are taken to people in the hospital or those ailing elsewhere. This is because in their fresh state, they represent new beginnings and health in their freshness.
Expression of Emotions
Over years, flowers have been the prime mode of showing emotions or expressing a feeling such as love, longing or missing someone. A fresh bunch of flowers does a lot to lift moods. They have been shown to be a good way to apologize, as the sight of bright freshness serves to brush away the worst of feelings. They also serve as a memory trigger. The scent and sight of a familiar bunch does awaken the memories of good times shared between friends, family and loved ones. This can greatly lift your spirits regardless of your location or present mood.
For one to enjoy the therapeutic effects of a fresh flowers, you will need to keep them healthy and fresh.
Here are some tips to help prolong the freshness of your flowers:
- Keep them away for direct sunlight and heat sources like fire-place, oven and electronics
- There are various flower supplements that are mixed with the water to keep them healthy. Make sure you follow the indicate instructions
- Once in a while, re-cut the stems. This helps to renew the water intake capability
- Trim the leaves that are below the waterline. This helps to keep the water fresh and clean
- Remove any dead flowers as soon as they appear