When was the last time you decided to buy yourself flowers? I know it’s not something that most of us do. Flowers are typically something bought for us, as a gift or for a particular occasion. I am not someone who generally buys flowers for myself. I have tended to view them as an unnecessary extravagance in the past. While I love to receive them, I always feel a little strange buying flowers for myself.
I’ve noticed, however, that when I do have flowers at home, they can have quite a profound effect on me. There’s something about seeing that bright pop of colour in a pretty vase. It makes me wonder why people don’t buy themselves flowers more often, because there are so many good reasons that we should.
Instead of waiting for someone else to do it (a long wait, in my experience…!), here are the reasons why you should buy yourself flowers this week:
To Cheer Yourself Up
Perhaps you’ve had a bad day at work, or a particularly stressful experience. You could just be feeling a little down in the dumps, for any reason.
A vase of flowers can have an instantly uplifting effect on mood. Scientific studies have taken place to demonstrate the positive effect fresh flowers have on our emotions. Seeing your favourite colour in flower form, and smelling the fragrance, will give you a boost every time you see them. Flowers are just so pretty and make us smile. If you’re feeling less than your best, buy yourself a bunch.
To Calm Yourself Down
Being closer to nature has a calming and soothing effect. Seeing a bunch of fresh flowers in your home can help to ease anxiety.
Hospitals and other stressful locations often have bouquets around for this very reason. Additionally, certain scents can have therapeutic effects on mood. Lavender and jasmine, for example, can soothe and relax.
If you are feeling stressed, try picking out a bunch of flowers which instantly calms you when you see it.
To Congratulate Yourself
It’s nice to get given flowers when you have something to celebrate, like a birthday or anniversary. I don’t feel we should wait to be rewarded, though, as we all have achievements to celebrate that don’t usually come with such a fanfare.
Maybe you hit a weight loss goal, passed an exam, did something really nice for someone, or even just managed to get out of bed when you didn’t feel like it! So many people (myself included) don’t congratulate themselves on the smaller, everyday accomplishments. We really should be proud of smaller achievements and congratulate ourselves accordingly. Flowers are perfect for this.
To Brighten Up Your Home
A fresh bouquet of flowers is a very quick and easy way to bring colour, ambience and style to a room. They can make the simplest of corners look well-loved and put together. They also add atmosphere to a table.
If your house is lacking a certain something, try adding a bunch of flowers here and there. It will make it instantly feel more like home, personalised, and the scent also has a positive effect.
Why not buy yourself flowers? I think most of us deserve to have fresh flowers a lot more than we actually do get them. Don’t wait to receive them – buy them yourself. I don’t think I have ever regretted purchasing any flowers for myself. They are just a really nice thing to buy and own. They make you feel better, make anywhere look better, and are a nice easy gift to yourself. Even when you don’t think you have a reason to buy them for yourself, get some anyway. You do deserve it!
This particular bunch is the Sunny Gardens bouquet from Home Bargains. Yes, they do flowers too! It’s made up of avalanche roses, iris, fragrant freesia and hypericum. How pretty is this?!
How often do you buy yourself flowers?
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