While I wait for the outdoor gardens to bloom, I’ll focus on the indoor flowers. Studies have proven that flowers improve emotional health. “They make the space more welcoming and create a sharing atmosphere.”said Jeannette Haviland-Jones, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Rutgers and lead researcher on the study. Flowers produce happy emotions, boost feelings of life satisfaction and affect attitude in a content way. “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,” said Dr. Haviland-Jones, Ph.D. I have planted, and will continue to plant, flowered bushes in my yard so I can easily cut the flowers and bring them indoors. With today’s constant busy schedules and rushing around to get from here to there, it’s nice to know there is a simple, natural way to feel nice. The fragrance and the look of flowers do inspire me and create a joyful feeling in the room. Do indoor flowers inspire you? I’m thinking that if I ever feel down, I should run out and buy myself a bouquet!
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