Emotional Benefits of Flowers

simplyoj By simplyoj, 6th Jun 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Flowers is a universal instrument that conveys various messages on any occasions. Thus, it is always been considered a symbol of sharing and positive feeling. Research shows that flowers has a positive impact on emotional health which helps relieve stress, illness, and depression.

Emotional Benefits of Flowers

A behavioral study was conducted by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey headed by Jeannette Haviland-Jones, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology Research Findings. A team of researchers explored the link between flowers and life satisfaction in a 10-month study of participants’ behavioral and emotional responses to receiving flowers. The results show that flowers are a natural and healthful moderator of moods.

1. Flowers have an immediate impact on happiness. All study participants expressed "true" or "excited" smiles upon receiving flowers, demonstrating extraordinary delight and gratitude. This reaction was universal, occurring in all age groups.

2. Flowers have a long-term positive effect on moods. Specifically, study participants reported feeling less depressed, anxious and agitated after receiving flowers, and demonstrated a higher sense of enjoyment and life satisfaction.

3. Flowers make intimate connections. The presence of flowers led to increased contact with family and friends.

Seniors or elderly people can find solace with the company of flowers. They can find enjoyment through engaging on hobbies such as floral arrangements and gardening. Research reveals that flowers reduces their depression, improve memory, and they exudes sense of community. Flowers has a life of its own, and produces positive energies which brings about happiness, creativity,compassion, and tranquility.

When it comes to Home Decorating, the presence of flowers gives life to the space as it does not only beautify, but also promotes a warm and welcoming atmosphere to anyone. This confirms by another study conducted at Harvard University entitled "Home Ecology Flower Study", which shows that people feel more compassionate, less prone to anxiety and depression when flowers are placed around home, office, or other areas flowers are situated.

Sorround your home with flowers and as gifts to family and friends. Choose your flower vendor to get the best worth of your money. Proflowers is an online flower provider with huge selections of fresh flowers for various occasions, creative flower arrangements, and reliable shipping delivery at a low cost price.


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author avatar Steve Kinsman
6th Jun 2011 (#)

Nice article reminding us of the importance of flowers in our lives. Thank you. simplyoj.

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author avatar Denise O
18th Jun 2011 (#)

I have to agree, flowers just put a automatic smile on my face. Nice read. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Retired
28th Jun 2011 (#)

Nice article. Bach's flower remedies might be a good thing to include, as well ;)

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