Flowers can be a source of happiness for people with anxiety, according to a new study.
The findings of a recent study by the University of Warwick and the University College London have been published in the journal Psychological Science.
The study looked at whether flower friendship quotes were beneficial to people with depression.
The researchers asked participants to rate their overall quality of life on a scale of 1 to 5.
Participants who rated their overall wellbeing as high and had high levels of self-esteem were then asked to choose one of four flower friendship phrases to give to their friends, according the University.
The flower phrases included: “Happy friendship, happy friendship,” “Happy flower,” and “Happy friend.”
The flower quotes were presented as simple, everyday expressions of happiness.
“The study showed that flower friendship words and phrases have a positive impact on mood,” said Dr. Peter Bock, a PhD student at the University’s Department of Psychology.
“These flower phrases may be more easily understood than simple sentences and may offer a different way of engaging with the world.”
While the flower phrases are simple, they can also offer a helpful way to help people better understand their relationship with others.
“The study also examined whether the flower quotes had a significant effect on mood.
Participants were asked to rate the happiness of their friends based on the flower phrase and were then presented with pictures of people they had recently met, and asked to compare their happiness to their own.
Participants rated their happiness on a 10-point scale ranging from “very happy” to “very unhappy,” with “very sad” representing the worst.
In the end, flower phrases had a greater impact on participants’ mood, with a more positive mood.
Participators who gave flower phrases a positive mood rating were more likely to report feeling less anxious, less stressed and more positive about their relationship.
More research is needed to see if flower phrases help people with stress and anxiety.
Dr. Bock said that the findings of the study are interesting and can be very helpful to people.”
We want to learn more about the potential benefits of flower phrases, and the benefits they may have on people with chronic stress disorders.
“It is possible that flower phrases could help alleviate people’s anxiety and depressive symptoms,” he added.
“I am also interested in looking at how flower phrases affect our emotional states and how they affect our daily life.”
For more information on flower phrases visit the University and the Centre for Anxiety and Stress.