I do love flowers. I used to spend a lot of time at Garden Centers and Parks taking photos of flowers. I found it very relaxing to immerse myself in the environment of the flower gardens. I think I found peace among the beautiful plants, and in that, some of the stress in my life was relieved.
I found this quote on Stress To Strength that says-
“A major study at Harvard University indicates that flowers are a natural stress reliever.”
Here is another statement about flowers and stress relief that I found on Ellison Chair.
Having flowers around the home and office greatly improves people’s moods and reduces the likelihood of stress-related depression. Flowers and ornamental plants increase levels of positive energy and help people feel secure and relaxed.
How can we incorporate flowers into our lives?
Visit Local Gardens:
One place I loved to take flower photos was Duke Gardens in Durham, NC. Sadly they remain closed due to Covid, at least through the winter. They will re-evaluate opening in the Spring, so fingers crossed for the lovely spring flower season. Hopefully, by spring, they will re-open. I did search gardens in NC and found several gardens that are still open to the public. Hopefully, you can find a park with flowers in your area to enjoy the healing power of flowers and plants.