There's something about flowers, when you see them in the garden , you give or receive flowers your senses come to life , bringing about a feeling of well being .
Yes...flowers make you happy by triggering your happy brain chemicals: dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin, which can have a long term effect on your mood.
Rutgers study: Flowers Improve Emotional Health
With today’s high-tech and fast-paced lifestyle taking its daily toll on our lives, experts advise exercise and other personal lifestyle changes to relieve stress.
According to behavioural research conducted at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, nature provides us with a simple way to improve emotional health – flowers.
The presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behaviour in a positive manner far beyond what is normally believed.
The study was conducted over 10 months and the results showed that flowers are a natural and healthful moderator of moods.
They found that flowers:
Have an immediate impact on happiness.
Have a long-term positive effect on moods.
Make intimate connections.
“Common sense tells us that flowers make us happy,” said Dr. Haviland-Jones. “Now, science shows that not only do flowers make us happier than we know, they have strong positive effects on our emotional well-being.”
So the next time you past the florist, make somebodies day and buy them some flowers... just because !