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Self-Care Series: 5 Ways Flowers Can Bring More Happiness To Your Life

If you were born with green thumbs like I was, gardening is part of your life, and I love that about myself. Nothing feels more energising and soul-fulfilling for me than being crouched down scratching in the dirt surrounded by fragrant flowers and blooms. It's definitely one of my ultimate happy places. And that's why I want to share my simple ideas for using flower blossoms to boost your self-care and bring a little more joy into the craziness of motherhood...


Self-Care Series: 5 Ways Flowers Can Bring More Happiness To Your Life
Self-Care Series: 5 Ways Flowers Can Bring More Happiness To Your Life

In the hustle and bustle of everyday mum life, it's easy to overlook the impact that your home and surroundings can have on your mood and well-being. All to often as mothers and career women, we're just legging it on the hamster wheel and too busy, stressed and frazzled to really take notice or give it much thought. But I hope after reading this, that'll change...



Emotional Impact Of Flowers


There's a simple yet powerful way to enhance your mental health and infuse more joy into your life: flowers. I know it probably seems to simplistic to have much impact but surrounding yourself with pretty flower blooms certainly does. The vibrant colors, delicate fragrances, and natural beauty of flowers have a deeply moving effect on our emotions, and offer healing properties that can boost energy and feed your soul. This makes flower blossoms a wonderful and easy to come by tool for self-care.


In today's Self-Care Series, I'm inviting you to explore how flowers can influence your mood, the benefits of flowers on your mental health, and try my five simple ways to start using flowers in your daily life to brighten your day and nurture your well-being. Let's unwrap this...


How Your Environment Affects Your Mood


The environment around you plays a significant role in shaping your mood and overall well-being. Just think of how you feel like when your house is a mess versus when everything is in neat and tidy order. The latter just makes you feel like you can breath easier, am I right?


Being in nature and surrounded by natural elements has been proven in countless studies to help reduce stress, improve your brain's function, and elevate your mood. Creating a positive and uplifting home or workplace can have many surprising impacts on your mental health, and using the simplicity of flower blossoms, with their unique beauty and connection to nature, is a simple yet beautiful way to transform your surroundings and elevate your mood in minutes.


Flowers have been used for centuries as a form of therapy to promote emotional well-being and improve mental health. Just their mere presence can evoke positive emotions, increase feelings of happiness, and reduce anxiety and depression. Research has shown that being around flowers and plants can enhance creativity, boost energy levels, and create a sense of calm and relaxation. Incorporating flowers into your daily life is a wonderful self-care practice that will quickly and naturally nurture your mental and emotional well-being.



5 Easy Ways To Use Flowers For A Brighter Day


Invite more joy and beauty into your day with my five simple ways to start using flowers as self-care to brighten your day and uplift your spirits:


1. Fresh Blooms at Home


Think about how you can fill your living space with fresh-cut flowers to create a vibrant and uplifting atmosphere. Choose flowers and greenery in colors that resonates with you in a pleasing manner and arrange them in vases or decorative containers. Kmart is a small heaven for décor these days with many cheap but beautiful glass vases, jars, and pottery. if you are not a green thumbs, check out Kmart and other décor departments for artificial flowers. Some ranges are are so lifelike you cannot tell the difference even when holding them!


2. Indoor Gardening


Ok green thumbs this one is for you! Consider cultivating a small indoor garden with potted flowers or plants. Their presence will not only add beauty to your home or workspace but also improve air quality and create a sense of tranquility. Again, if you are the type that could kill a cactus, check out artificial flowers and potted plants for a low maintenance option that still brightens any space.


3. Floral Scents & Flower Essences


Aromatherapy extracts the healing benefits of flowers by harvesting their medicinal oils. These scented oils can then be applied to the skin using a carrier oil added to sachets, dried into smudging sticks or incense, and added to make scented candles with floral fragrances. Lavender, rose, and chamomile are well known for their calming properties. If you can't afford the upkeep of cut flowers or don't have space for a garden, bring the magic of flowers into your day with their essential oils.


4. Create Your Own Flower Wall

You've probably seen these all over Instagram or Pinterest, a wall from floor to celling that is simply just blossoms. These can make for some studding displays, accents and event background for photographs. Check out Delaney Bedrosian's tutorial on how to make a lovely DIY flower wall, click here → . Its simply gorgeous, and doesn't it just shift your mood in one glance!!


5. Floral Art and Crafts


Engage yourself in creative activities involving flowers, such as painting or arranging dried flowers. This is another great way to immerse yourself in the beauty of blossoms while also de stressing with creative arts. A huge part of self-care is doing things that use your gifts, talents, and interests to help relax and calm your mood whether it be gardening, flower arranging or painting.


As you can see, adding flower rituals into your routine can deepen your connection with nature and yourself while bringing more happiness to your day. Flowers can have a positive, transformative effect on your mental health and overall well-being in the simplest of ways. By recognising the impact of your surroundings on your mood, harnessing the mental health benefits of flowers, and incorporating simple practices into your daily routine, you can invite more joy and beauty into your Life.


So, embrace the power of flowers and let them brighten your day, nurture your soul, and remind you of the beauty that exists all around us.


Healthy + happiness,

Emma Lisa xx

HEALTH & NUTRITION PRACTITIONER



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This was such a sweet article, Emma. Love the idea of using flowers for my self-care and making life prettier! Thanks hun x Carrie

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