On Friday night, a friend sent me this article about how fresh flowers have the power to instantly improve our mood. We all kind of knew that but there is an actual research behind the rumours proving that flowers are like an instant happiness booster.
According to a research from Wageningen University in the Netherlands, we should all have fresh flowers on our dining table or working desk as the scent will put us in a good mood and make us feel less anxious while the pretty colours will relax us or energize us depending on which type of blooms we choose.
For example flowers with less saturated and brighter colours are generally more relaxing, while bold saturated colours will energize you. A bunch with colours that fall near each other on the colour wheel will also be more calming. How interesting isn’t it?
Plus, the same awesome people in the Netherlands found that patients in hospital rooms brightened with flowers and potted plants needed less postoperative pain medication, had lower systolic blood pressure and pulse rates, were less anxious and tired, and generally were in a more positive psychological state than patients in rooms without plants.
Having read about it, last night a few of my friends and I made a pact to get some spring flowers and send each other pictures of what we chose. I am totally going for daffodils or white jonquils since they are in season!
So if you fancy joining in the flower fun, get some spring flowers today and tweet or email me the photo of what you got. I would love to see! Are you game? (I will include a link to mine later today). Happy flower shopping! xo
P.S: Peony harvest:)
P.P.S: Remember those?
(Photos by Sarah Mikaela and via Disorganized)
Update: Just scored those beautiful daffodils below. Don’t forget to tweet me your photo:)