As lockdown continues in Ireland (and across the world), working from home and home schooling has become the new normal for many of us.
Finding easy ways to add a positive and joyful touch to our home and our workspace is now more vital than ever as a means to lift spirits and improve overall wellbeing.
New research shows that having flowers in your home and bringing the outside inside is a great way to help workers relax during a stressful day.
The recent study investigated the psychological impacts of flowers on productivity and stress levels, proving that plants have a positive effect on the body.
Flowers are a sensory experience, from their bright colours to alluring scents, so they have the power to stimulate several ‘happy’ chemicals in the brain, including dopamine, oxytocin and serotonin - these biochemical changes that occur in the body can be especially helpful during times of stress.
When people receive flowers from a loved one or a special friend, this can help them feel closer to that person and when we feel close to people we release a hormone called oxytocin which is the bonding hormone - it helps us to feel connected to other people and during times of stress that's really, really important.
And there's no need to leave the house to benefit from a little natural therapy — Flowers.ie are offering delivery across Ireland, so you can order online and get a video approval on all our orders. Flower power indeed!