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GIFT YOURSELF A BUNCH OF SUNFLOWERS AND BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY



Field of sunflowers


Love vibrant flowers? Not only are they visually stunning, they actually make us feel happier,

studies show.


One of the reasons why sunflowers and other bright flowers make us feel this way is because of

the psychological effect of colour. Colours can affect our mood and emotions, and bright colours

such as yellow, orange, and red are often associated with happiness, energy, and warmth.


Sunflowers, in particular, with their bright yellow petals and brown centres, evoke feelings of joy

and positivity.


In addition to colour, the sight and scent of flowers can have a soothing effect on our minds and

bodies. Flowers are often associated with nature and can provide a sense of calmness and

tranquillity. The scent of flowers has been shown to reduce stress levels and promote relaxation.


Dr. Jeannette Haviland-Jones, Professor of Psychology at New Jersey’s Rutgers University, said:

"Flowers have immediate and long-term effects on emotional reactions, mood, social behaviours

and even memory for both males and females.


"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."


positivity of flowers

In another study published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, Dr. Erin Largo-Wight, a

professor at the University of North Florida, found: "The presence of flowers led to increased

happiness, positive moods and improved social interaction."


These findings emphasise the importance of incorporating flowers and nature into our daily lives

for our overall well-being.


And, being around flowers and other plants can improve our overall well-being. Studies have

shown that exposure to nature can lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety and depression, and

improve cognitive function.

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