Flowers- the perfect pick-me-up

Posted: 23rd January, 2012 2:30 pm / By The Naked Bodycare Team

How is it still January? We’re broke, cold and miserable, yet January just seems to be getting longer. If you, like us, are still in the midst of the winter blues you’re probably fed up and wondering what to do about it, but fear not—getting happy doesn’t have to require huge amounts of cash, ridiculous products or large quantities of wine and chocolate, because all it could really take is a bunch or two of flowers.

Yep, flowers could be the perfect pick-me-up and the key to beating the January blues. Don’t believe us? There’s been a study to prove it—in 2005 a group of researchers at Rutgers University in the US explored the link between flowers and life satisfaction, finding that flowers have an immediate impact on happiness as well as a long-term positive effect on mood (participants reported feeling less anxious, depressed and agitated), and they can even increase contact with family and friends. It doesn’t stop there either—a further study at Harvard showed that seeing flowers first thing in the morning can be the ultimate pick-me-up to improve mood, energy and happiness throughout the day, perfect for those of us that aren’t morning people!

It’s easy to see the truth in these studies as well. Just think of the last time you were given a bouquet of flowers or treated yourself to a bunch or two—how did you feel? Pretty good, I bet. Flowers can brighten your mood and will instantly put a smile on your face, and simply walking into a room with a vase of flowers can work wonders for your emotional health. It can be a quick and simple way to make you feel better and can be the perfect antidote to the winter blues, so what are you waiting for? Get out there and treat yourself to a bunch and see the difference for yourself.