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Flowers make us happy

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Irgendwie haben wir es doch schon immer gewusst, dass uns Blumen glücklicher machen. Das ist jetzt das Ergebnis einer Harvard-Studie:

study participants … reported being happier and more energetic after looking at flowers first thing in the morning. „The morning blahs, it turns out, is a real phenomenon, with positive moods – happiness, friendliness and warmth, for example – manifesting much later in the day,“

Schon bei der Vorstellung, auf dem Weg zwischen Toaster und Kaffeemaschine mit dem Auge an einem Strauß Gerbera oder einem ausgelassen blühenden Weihnachtskaktus hängen zu bleiben vermittelt Freude. Da erscheint es mir völlig logisch, das der Start in den Tag auf diese Weise einfach ein positives Fundament bekommt.

Denke, denke – in vielen einschlägigen amerikanischen Filmen haben die glücklichen Hauptpersonen einen opulenten Blumenstrauß vor dem Schlafzimmer stehen (vor – wegen der Kohlendioxid-Produktion bei Nacht ;)). Und dann kommen Mr. President, oder Frau Roberts ganz glücklich in den Tag.

Ich werde mir gleich morgen früh auch ein Weihnachtskaktusbukett in die Küche stellen – vielleicht komme ich dann auch noch nach Hollywood 😉

zum nachlesen hier noch mal der komplette Artikel:

Flowers make us happy
BOSTON: A behavioural study conducted by researchers at Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital confirmed that study participants felt least positive in the early hours, but reported being happier and more energetic after looking at flowers first thing in the morning. „The morning blahs, it turns out, is a real phenomenon, with positive moods – happiness, friendliness and warmth, for example – manifesting much later in the day,“ says lead researcher Nancy Etcoff, Ph.D. „Interestingly, when we placed a small bouquet of flowers into their morning routines, people perked up.“
Etcoff investigated the effects of flowers in the home environment on well being. Fifty-four people, ages 25-60, were studied using a series of self-report measures allowing the research team to know where the person was, with whom and what they were doing when they experienced an emotion, both when flowers were and were not present. Half of the participants received a control home décor item, other than flowers, to ensure study validity. After living with either flowers or the control intervention for approximately one week, participants rated their feelings during specific periods of the day, recording emotions during each episode. The research team also took photographs before and after flowers were delivered to determine any changes in use or appearance of the room.

Quelle: FCI – FloraCulture International

Autor: Ulrich Haage

Kaktusgärtner aus Passion... seit 1970, aber mit weitaus längerer Tradition

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