Flower Power: The Emotional Benefits Of Receiving Flowers

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and you are probably trying to decide what to get your special someone. Flowers are a classic gift, but you may find them to be overrated and passé. While it may be true that Valentine’s Day is the most popular day to gift flowers, there is a great reason behind it that may change your opinion and put flowers back on your gift list.

Did you know that flowers can improve your health? Science has proven that there are amazing health benefits associated with having fresh flowers around. So don’t think of gifting flowers as an overrated gift, but instead, think of them as a beautiful sentiment that also improves the well-being of the one you love!

A behavioral research study conducted by Nancy Etcoff, Ph.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School (Boston), reveals that people feel more compassionate towards others, are more stress and anxiety free, and feel less depressed when fresh cut flowers are present in the home.

“Another research has proven that flowers make people happy when they receive them,” Etcoff says. “What we didn’t know is that spending a few days with flowers in the home can affect a wide variety of feelings.”

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The Home Ecology of Flowers Study at Harvard University discovered three main findings:

Flowers Feed Compassion

The participants of the study who lived with fresh-cut flowers for less than a week felt an increase in feelings of compassion and kindness for others. This means that there is an added bonus to giving the gift of flowers to your significant other: it is scientifically proven that the recipient will be more pleasant!

Flowers Take Away Anxiety, Sadness, and Worry

Those who participated in the study felt less negative after being around flowers at home for just a few days. Participants placed flowers in their kitchens, dining rooms and living rooms – areas of the home where they spend the most time. They reported that they often liked to look at the flowers first thing in the morning, to ward of morning blues.

Flowers Can Provide a Boost of Energy and Enthusiasm at Work

Keeping fresh flowers in the home can enhance one’s mood, and this effect also applies to flowers in the work place. The study found that people were more likely to feel happier and have more enthusiasm and energy at work when flowers were present. We all get into those moods where we are dragging our feet at work, so sending your loved one Valentine’s Day Flowers to their workplace will not only make them happier but increase their productivity and enjoyment at work! Sounds like a win, win for me.

I can tell you that giving a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers for your loved one never goes out of style. Especially because with all its benefits to your well-being, it is the gift that keeps on giving.

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