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01st Mar 2024

Reasons why you should buy yourself flowers

Jody Coffey


Not that you ever need a reason!

Springtime conjures images of blooming flowers, symbolising new beginnings and growth.

While we may be it may be the season of bloom, it seems that the weather hasn’t yet gotten the memo.

When we think of March, snow doesn’t exactly come to mind, although it was a pleasant surprise, provided it doesn’t last.

If you find yourself indoors more than outdoors, bringing flowers into your living space can have a positive impact that isn’t just confined to aesthetics.

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Flowers can decrease stress and promote well-being

Not only is a floral arrangement beautiful but breathing in their sweet fragrance can have a relaxing and stress-reducing effect.

A study carried out by the University of North Florida found that women who received them had a marked reduction in stress levels.

If you find yourself experiencing stress or burnout, buying flowers may help to offset them.

Flowers can boost your mood

Need a pick-me-up? Buy yourself flowers.

Behavioural research studies carried out by Harvard, Rutgers, and Texas A&M found that they can make us happier, promote feelings of compassion, and improve energy.

The study also discovered that they can induce instant feelings of happiness, promote long-term mood-boosting effects, and reduce feelings of depression, anxiety, and agitation.

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Flowers can help you appreciate the present moment

Ever heard the saying, “Stop and smell the roses?”

Well, the sayings intention is to intentionally slow down, lift your eyes, and pay attention.

If you are looking to ground yourself, they can help bring inner calm, as one study found that flowers can bring us moments of tranquillity.

Flowers can help you feel closer to nature

In today’s busy world, it’s easy for us to become disconnected from nature and its beauty.

Having flowers in your home is a great way to remind yourself of the beauty of the natural world.

Being among nature has been clinically proven to be good for our health.

One study found that hospital patients recover more quickly when they have a bed with a view of a garden.

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Because you deserve them!

Buying flowers is a form of self-care because you’re doing something nice for yourself.

Waking up and being reminded of that special treat you gave yourself reinforces self-love and self-worth.

Whether it’s for the aesthetics or the benefits, you don’t need to come up with a reason to buy yourself flowers. Deserving them is reason enough!