Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Flowers are More Than Beautiful - They’re Good for Your Health
World events can certainly wreak havoc when it comes to our mood… and the speed and intensity of the Covid 19 virus, not to mention the global blow, feels like nothing we’ve dealt with before.
Times are hard and unparalleled, and it’s difficult to see the light at the end of this crisis. To feel better, we need to be taking positive and proactive action to keep our minds, bodies and businesses healthy. Having a positive mental attitude is number one, but the objects that surround us are critical too.
Flowers not only have the power of cheering us up when we are feeling sad, but they also have many other assets such as helping us get a good night of sleep, boosting our creativity, increasing our productivity, making our tolerance to pain higher, boosting our health and even improving our attention span.
Studies have also confirmed that patients with flowers and plants in their rooms needed less pain medication, had lower blood pressure and pulse rates, were less anxious and generally were in a more positive state-of-mind than patients in rooms without flowers.
Another study conducted at Texas A&M University found that nature can also hold the secret to business success. The research demonstrates that workers’ idea generation, creative performance and problem-solving skills improve considerably in workplace environments that include flowers and plants. Even schoolrooms with flowers and plants in it have a bigger attendance span, and students show more creativity, free-thinking skills, and overall satisfaction.
None of us know what the next few weeks or months will bring, one thing I am sure of, is that positivity and creativity will go a long way. I hope you’ll make a conscious effort to stay calm and enjoy the many natural benefits of having flowers in your environment. Remain safe and well!