Beloved Flower Lover,
Anxiety rules the world for some of us as we live a world of selfies, having to achieve another goal, needing friends to like us and needing to achieve social status.
Although some us make the effort on the quiet to list out our achievements nightly in a gratitude log, to recognize that we have friends who respect us for our uniqueness, and have someone who has our back, whether on a one to one, small group, community or the world.
Some of us don’t. Some of us don’t have any other that and that can turn anxiety into depression!
Nevertheless some us are learning that even without social media liking us . That even without close friends, or a list of unique achievements that we can spout of at the drop of a hat, that we are still lovable, huggable, kissable and gorgeous . Yes, even if others on the outside do not recognize that we can learn to find genuine happiness from the original source of it. Ourselves.
The Chief Education Officer at the London Flower Lover recently advised a young lady who asked her about this very same issue to put her phone down during examination season and to instead distract herself with flowers.
“take up the Floral Distraction Method” as she coined it
The London Flower Lover
Chief Education Officer
Distract herself with making small flower arrangements for herself alone has scientific backing to it. Floral Distraction Methods reduces cortisol , the stress hormone, which is triggered when you are not happy, when you perceive that you do not have friends, are not meeting goals, or have no social significance.
Floral Distraction Method is as follows:
Get quiet and make small floral arrangements for self, to give away very small arrangements and to make them as unique as possible.
Our Chief Education Officer stated that it was by working with flowers each day for a period of time – e.g. 45 days, that she could rewire her mind to expect to feel good again. To use nature and its beauty as a symbol of who she was and to notice the boost she was giving herself through the energy of combining floral colour and texture. That this would add more good feeling chemicals into her body and reduce the unhappiness chemical cortisol.She said, do the step just a little at a time, each day and notice how you mood begins to life.
Curious- try it and let us know your findings.
…..more secrets to come