According to Ashley Tisdale, Having This Decor Item Around The House Makes Her Feel Less Anxious

published Jan 30, 2023
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Having created her own wellness line of candles and essential oils called Frenshe, Ashley Tisdale definitely knows the importance of self-care. And although she loves treating herself to at-home reset days, meditation, and aromatherapy, Tisdale says that improving mental health is sometimes as easy as picking up a bouquet of fresh flowers for yourself — and she’s got the science to back that claim up.

“I’ve always loved having fresh flowers all over the house,” Tisdale wrote in the caption of a Jan. 26 Instagram post. “Studies show flowers have a long-term positive effect on moods. Feeling less depressed, anxious after receiving flowers, and demonstrated a higher sense of enjoyment and life satisfaction. So go get yourself some flowers!!”

And she’s absolutely right. According to research from Rutgers University, being in the presence of fresh flowers can greatly improve your mood. They trigger happy emotions, and a heightened feeling of satisfaction with life, and can even improve your social behavior.

The 10-month university study showed that the act of giving a person flowers also created a universally positive effect of happiness and excitement for the person on the receiving end. And those who received flowers actually felt happier in the long-term, as well, and the gift of flowers even created a stronger bond between the person giving and the person receiving. 

So, as Tisdale said in her caption, grab yourself some flowers to help ease potential stress and anxiety and get some for a person you love, too! You could just end up turning their entire day, week, or month totally around.