The term self-care has grown to become a buzzword among millennials but more importantly, it has raised awareness on the importance of prioritising well- being too. Rather than passing it off as a mere trend, you will be surprised to learn the positive effects of this practice for the mind and body.
In the article, we’re talking about self-care and how you can use flowers to achieve great emotional and mental benefits. There are studies that show people experiencing an immediate boost in mood upon receiving blooms, as well as those who regularly have fresh florals in their home. And the great thing is – self-care is subjective so you can use these tips below to find the right type of activity for you.
Buy yourself flowers
Flowers are not only reserved for special occasions like birthdays, you can also shower yourself with self-love and affirmation by treating yourself to a bouquet. It is much better to tend to your life and create your own happiness, knowing you deserve to be loved even by yourself. No need to wait for others to surprise you or sweeten your life – you have to be willing to do it yourself. Buy your own flowers. Celebrate you the way you deserve to be celebrated.
Display a vase arrangement at home
Being in the presence of fresh flower arrangements can elicit smiles, boost feelings of gratitude and improve your mood almost instantaneously. Display your favourite blooms in your living room, dining area or your workspace – they will also instantly elevate the look of any home. Place a vase of flowers on your bedside table for bedtime bliss. Not only will smelling the floral aroma provides calming and soothing effects, certain scents like lavender can help you relax, unwind and drift off into a more restful sleep.
Your old bouquet of flowers still has a purpose. You can either dry or preserve the flowers – and there are various methods to do so including air dry and pressing. But this process isn’t only just about achieving the outcome; it’s a hands-on activity so take each step intentionally, practise mindfulness and be present.
It’s a great way to slow down and spend some quality time with yourself. This also extends to doing whatever you wish to with the dried blooms next, like keeping them in a frame, using them in a greeting card or making homemade potpourri.
Add petals to your bath
There’s something about relaxing in a flower bath that provides a serene, blissful
afternoon you never knew you needed. Purchase your bouquet of flowers and pick the buds and petals off so you can place them in the water. Go for a monochromatic colour scheme or get creative mixing various shades for a colourful look. Throw in a bath bomb, some bath salts and grab a book as you soak in the floral bliss. If you don’t have a bath tub at home or a staycation isn’t in your plans just yet, you can also do this with a small tub to soak your feet in and destress.
Amidst the fast-paced lifestyles and busy schedules, it’s easy for people to overlook taking care of their well-being and health. With everything going on right now, self-care practices are more important than ever to release your stress, check in with your emotions and improve your overall mood – and flowers offer a great start into this practice.
At Charlotte Puxley Flowers, we carry a range of daily flowers that are handpicked from seasonal selections. There are four signature colour schemes you can choose from, and each floral bouquet is arrangement in a unique combination – making it a truly special gift for yourself.