Flowers create euphoria – they make us ridiculously happy, brightening even the dreariest of moods. And that’s not just my opinion – it’s science…
A Rutgers University study found that the link between flowers and your satisfaction with life is far more important than previously thought. Having flowers in your home increased happiness, reduces depression and anxiety and actually can increase emotional contact with friends and family. A separate study by Harvard University found the same results – increased compassion, feeling less negative, and more energy at work. In a trifecta of flower research, Texas A & M University found that flowers and plants in the workplace improve problem solving skills and increase creativity.
The research is so conclusive that the Society of American Florists has dedicated a page linking to all of the positive research of bringing flowers into your home, as well as sharing real-life tips and tricks from lifestyle experts on how to Live Like A Flower and foster a happier life.
The purpose of this post is to share why you should buy yourself flowers. Don’t wait for a birthday, a promotion or a gift – treat yourself to a fresh bouquet this week. And do it again next week. I promise your sweet soul will refresh, renew and appreciate those blooms more than you will ever know. Here’s why buying yourself flowers is so darn good for you:
As stated in the above quote, flowers are directly linked to the happy, feel-good stuff. Surround yourself with blooms to give your mood a boost!
A fresh bouquet has such a clean, crisp fragrance – uplifting, encouraging and peaceful. Bringing flowers into your home or workspace will awake the most delicious scent, in turn, quenching your senses.
Adding flowers to a space creates something new, unique and delicately beautiful. A bouquet in your kitchen, your dining room, or even on your nightstand will immediately add a refined touch. Your home can easily be updated with variety of blooms, week after week.
Inviting To Guests
Fresh flowers in your home are the best welcome party around. Your family, friends and guests will sense your gracious hospitality and warm invitation – it’s the little things.
Flowers change the aesthetic of your environment, sparking new energy, awakening your senses, and providing a fresh canvas for a creative workflow.
This is my favorite, by far. When you buy yourself flowers you are empowering yourself. You are taking care of yourself. You are strengthening your confidence. You are willing to spend the money on yourself – an act of self care, self love and self appreciation. You don’t need a reason, you don’t need an okay from someone else – this is about you taking care of you (the most important person in your life).
If you’re local, I highly recommend The Stemmery, a flower subscription service that delivers to Seattle, Bellevue & Kirkland on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. They offer three floral options – Rainier Bouquet | $35 (collection of expertly curated flowers, loosely arranged), Cascading Stems | $50 (standard size artisanal arrangement) or Olympic Blooms | $75 (grand size display of beautifully arranged flowers). All of their flowers are sourced locally when possible and always from the US.
*Photos by Jasmine Klein Photography