Everybody needs to relax. That old line is true: all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Even more than that, it can make a person taut like a spring. When relaxation doesn’t come, tension resides in the body without release. It hangs out in your mind just waiting to “strike”. The littlest, most inconsequential things can set it off, and as the day wears on, resistance wanes.
Fatigue makes it increasingly likely that you’ll end up saying or doing something you didn’t intend. You need at least one full day off a week. But it’s impossible to forget the responsibilities and obligations of the modern world. Sometimes it’s hard to get one full day in a week to relax.
Strive for that at a minimum, but also think about finding collateral ways to relax. The very décor of your home can have a relaxing effect, especially when you follow organic segues into floral arrangements.
Scents and colors can have a subconscious, positive, pacifying effect on the brain. With that in mind, we’ll briefly explore families of flowers you might use to decorate the place where you live in a way that invites calm almost subconsciously.
Lavender Looks Calming, And It Smells CalmingPhoto by Pixabay
As it turns out, lavender actually helps with anxiety. It’s not just the perfume it makes—though that certainly plays a part. Additionally, lavender’s very color has a calming effect on the mind. Blues, violets, and purples tend to be that way.
Royal purple was hard to get in days of yore, but highly sought not only because it’s consciously pleasant, but it has subconscious pleasantness as well. Even in its unnatural neon shade, it’s evocative.
Colors have a psychological effect on people. Lavender is deeply associated with violet hues, and has a fine smell that is very pleasant. The plant feels nice, too; whether in dried form or full bloom. In a tactile sense, handling it is enjoyable.
Relaxing In What You’ve Made: Tiny Flower ArrangementsPhoto by Scott Webb
Succulents and orchids are just a few of the options you can find among a host of beautiful mini flowers that are perfect for any small space—or any large space, if you find that suits you. Also, think about maximal miniatures. You’ve seen a model train, right? Have you seen it when an entire basement is made into a model train set? It’s quite striking, isn’t it?
Well, there’s a trend in vertical growing presently. Imagine a wall covered floor-to-ceiling in beautiful miniature flowers made into patterns or even pictures. That’s beautiful to see, and satisfying if you worked at getting them to look right. Beauty and satisfaction are typical factors that contribute to relaxation.
Chrysanthemums Are Quite Popular For Relaxing Vibes
Photo by Marta Dzedyshko
Chrysanthemums are actually medicinal when made into teas, they look fine, come in a variety of colors, and smell very good.
Check out this link to explore some of the possible medicinal uses of chrysanthemums. You may be surprised. Everything from high fever to chest pains to nausea is treated by chrysanthemum. Feeling healthier is certainly relaxing!
Unwinding From The Subconscious Level Outward
Whether you just smell and visually appreciate chrysanthemums, or you use them supplementally, these are a very relaxing floral choice. So also are miniature flowers like orchids and succulents, whether you display them singly or in a formation to create a design.
An Inviting Beauty: Precious Peonies in Your Personal SpacesPhoto by Irina Iriser
Peonies, with their exquisite petals and delicate fragrance, offer a soothing presence that can help you unwind. Embrace the calming beauty of peonies, and let their serene blooms bring you relaxation and peace.
Peonies not only provide a sense of calm and relaxation but also enhance the aesthetics of any living space. By adding a vibrant bouquet of peonies, their captivating beauty can transform a room into a serene sanctuary, bringing a touch of elegance and tranquility to your home. Whether arranged in a vase or incorporated into floral displays, peonies effortlessly elevate the ambiance, creating a soothing and inviting atmosphere. Indulge in the therapeutic power of peonies as they imbue your space with their graceful charm and help you create a haven for relaxation.
Lastly, lavender is an ever-popular flower for purposes of relaxation visually, in a tactile sense, and as regards aroma. There are countless others that may provide you with some measure of peace, so if these don’t quite do it for you, at minimum think of them as a starting point, and seek out what flowers most comfortingly and relaxingly resonate with you.
Featured Photo by Каринка Стуконог