Adding flowers to your home has major health benefits

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Flowers are life! They have even been called Vitamin F, simply because they have super powers that can do wonders for your body, mind and soul.

Ever wondered why people bring flowers to see a patient at the hospital? Well, there are many reasons to that. Flowers are beautiful to look at, they smell nice and fresh, and they have LIFE which they will always willingly donate some to boredom among other situations. Those are just some of the reasons but my favorite reason has got to be that flowers have health benefits!

Being happy is already a mental health benefit right? Flowers have the powers to do just that…bring your happiness and energy up a level or two higher! If someone randomly sent you flowers, that would definitely put a smile on your face right? Now imagine that happy feeling those flowers gave you lasting all day, every day? Days filled with freshness and a certain je ne sais quoi good feeling. Isn’t that a brilliant feeling?

A study by Rutgers University found that having flowers in your home will  increase happiness, reduce depression and anxiety and also increase emotional contact with friends and family.

A separate study by Harvard University found similar results, which deduced that flowers increase compassion, decreased negative feelings, and encouraged more energy at work.

Yet another study by the Texas A & M University found that flowers and plants in the workplace can improve problem solving skills and increase creativity.

Flowers And Your Home

**How to rip those health benefits**

*You can have your  flowers anywhere you want them, be it in your bathroom, by your dressing table, kitchen, bedroom, living room, patio…

*Decide on your favorite flowers and then make it your weekly routine to get them fresh and lovely from your florist.

*Put your flowers where you are going to see them often. Like in the rooms you spend most of your time in.

*Buy flowers that appeal to your eyes. Brighter colored flowers like yellows and oranges will always give you an energy boost! Flowers work wonders on us by focusing on energy from the inside out.

*When buying your flowers, think of how you want to feel in a space.

If you want a relaxing feeling especially in the bedroom bring in soft colors, pastels and neutrals.

-If you crave energy especially in your living room or kitchen then bring in bright colored flowers.

*Picking the right flowers according to your moods will make you feel the way you want to feel.

*Since we like our homes to look perfect especially when we have visitors, pretend that you have guests coming to your home every other day and decorate with flowers accordingly to add beauty to your life and give your mental health a boost!

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MAUREEN OJUNGA

Maureen Ojunga is the newest Health enthusiast in town. She is also a gadget freak and a lover of all things WINE! Besides being a lover of life, she enjoys writing Relationships and Sex pieces and is also an Interior design junkie.

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