New research suggests Flowers improve our emotional health

The lives of many people today are fact paced and hectic. Whether your busy at work, taking the time to exercise or if you have a young family to look after your always busy and have another job to do. Experts are advising that simple effects in life can change your hectic lifestyle and relieve the stress you experience.

According to behavioural research performed at The State of University New Jersey a type of nature provides us with the one simple remedy that will improve our emotional health and that type of nature is flowers.

The appearance of flowers in any walk of life triggers emotions of happiness, it improves our sense of self satisfaction and it also effects our social behaviour far more than what people initially realised.

Doctor Jeannette Haviland-Jones, a professor of psychology claims the study challenges peoples scientific beliefs, she says, “What’s most exciting about this study is that it challenges established scientific beliefs about how people can manage their day-to-day moods in a healthy and natural way”.

The research through up some interesting findings. A research team took part in a ten month study to view and analyse how people’s emotions and behaviour changed after receiving flowers. The results show that the flowers are a natural and healthy way to improve moods.

Flowers have an instant impact when they are received. People become instantly happy and show a true, excited smile when confronted with the flowers and have an immense sense of gratitude for the person sending the flowers. This reaction occurred among people in all age groups.

The flowers have a long term effect on our moods with people feeling less depressed and anxious and showing more enjoyment in tasks that they partake in.

Flowers are used for intimate occasions with families becoming closer together when flowers are exchanged between them.

Dr. Haviland-Jones added, “ Common sense tells us that flowers make us happy. Now, science shows that not only do flowers make us happier than we know, they have strong positive effects on our emotional well being”.

The research also included where in the home people display flowers to make their house feel more accommodating. The flowers were commonly placed in areas in the home where visitors will feel comfortable such as halls, living rooms and dining rooms.