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May 01, 2021 4 min read

The world is going through a difficult period. The pandemic is far from over, and it is still unclear how long the duration of isolation will endure. All of these have some impact on a person's mental health. Some would laugh at the situation, but there are also those who suffer from depression and anxiety. Even though things are difficult, it is comforting to know that flowers will help you forget about your worries!

So many of us feel isolated through this long time of loneliness, but small acts of kindness have the power to unite us and remind us that we are cherished. It's more important than ever to raise awareness of how we can protect our mental wellbeing and assist others. It will be critical to us deal with and survive the pandemic well after the physical effects of the virus have faded.

Being in nature has long been known to improve our mood and reduce stress, and flowers also help build a warm atmosphere so we can throw open our doors to loved ones once more. Various studies regularly connect flowers and plants to better mental health. This is how the flowers can assist us:

  • Flowers improve our efficiency and spark innovation in the workplace and at home. The presence of color pops increases enthusiasm, stamina, job satisfaction and is well worth investing in if you work long hours or need daily motivation.
  • Flowers have the power to make the sender and receiver happy at the same time. Flowers can make someone's day by making them cherished and appreciated. It can mean so much that having a bouquet can be enough to pull them out of a tough situation or low point. Flowers are an excellent way to express feelings when finding the right words is difficult.
  • Flowers can have an uplifting and brightening impact on our mood in addition to brightening our indoors. But, more than just a jolt of happiness, studies suggest that the effect will last for days, making it much more potent than the bar of chocolate and with far fewer calories!
  • Flowers help us feel less sad, troubled, or upset by chasing away anxieties, fears, and the blues. They help us get a more optimistic perspective on life while still improving our confidence and satisfaction. Even the scent can help ease anxiety and are an excellent antidote to stress.

Best flowers to support mental wellness: 

During this period of isolation, you can be extra thoughtful by choosing flowers that support mental wellness when reconnecting with your loved ones. Here are some of your options:

·       Lavender 

These flowers are ideal for people dealing with stress as lavender oil has anxiolytic, sedative, analgesic, anticonvulsant, and neuroprotective properties. It is considered an effective treatment for several neurological disorders.

The aroma of lavender encourages relaxation and wellbeing. It's also known for its stress-relieving properties and has the ability to alleviate fear and even discomfort.

Aromatherapy is a form of treatment that uses essential oils to Aromatherapy is most widely used for lavender. The lavender plant's essential oils are thought to help encourage relaxation and wellbeing. It's even said to help with fatigue, anxiety, and even minor discomfort.

·       Calendulas

This flower is an energy booster for those who need to recover from an illness. Calendulas are easy to ingest and can improve blood supply, and aid in treating fevers and colds. Aside from the COVID-19 problem, we have also reached flu season. People are now more susceptible to diseases, and they would almost certainly like to recover at home.

Calendulas make a lovely bouquet to boost one's mood and speed up healing time. Calendula varieties in orange and yellow are also well known for their antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal effects, making them ideal for the present situation.

·       Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums are the best flower companion for people experiencing depression and anxiety. Although some drugs and medications can assist with depression, flowers such as chrysanthemums can also help. It is recognized for its impact on a person's state of mind as one of the flowers that maintain mental wellbeing. It alleviates depression and anxiety symptoms. Tea varieties of this flower are known for their body-calming and cooling properties.

·       Lisianthus

Work can be exhausting, and it drains your mental and emotional energy quickly. You quickly lose your concentration, imagination, and desire to develop new ideas and fix challenges if you don't have the right inspiration. Lisianthus is believed to promote free thought and innovation. This flower helps you regain your mental capacity to be more effective at work and complete your assignments on time.

·       Jasmine

Jasmine is extremely helpful for people with sleep problems. According to a study, it is found that people who live in natural environments, such as homes with bamboo, trees, and flowers, are generally healthier than those who do not. On the other hand, sleep is one of the causes that affect a person's mental and physical wellbeing. Sleep deficiency has a negative impact on decision-making and problem-solving skills. It may also lead to a person's inability to regulate his or her feelings.

Jasmine is one of the most common flowers for maintaining mental wellbeing. It has the ability to lower stress and anxiety levels. It also benefits people with sleep disorders by lowering their heart rate and allowing them to sleep more peacefully. You should give this to someone suffering from insomnia or who is having trouble finding a good night's sleep.

Conclusion:

According to a survey conducted in 2015, about 88 percent of people go out into the garden for mental health reasons. Fresh air and a sense of accomplishment are provided by digging, planting, and pruning. It shows that being in nature with plants and flowers means being healthy.

Why should you wait for someone to give you flowers when you can grow your own? Flowers are known to make people happy and are beneficial to mental health.

Spread a little joy and happiness with flowers in these hard times of pandemic!


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