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Why Sending Flowers Help Mental Health

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We are all currently experiencing change in our life and for many this can be a scary thing.

We need to be extra vigilant with checking in with our friends, family and neighbours and having some much needed social interaction… although it may need to be from a distance (Keep that 1.5m distancing ?) this doesn’t mean we reduce the quality of our listening; if anything we need to flex our social skills to pick up on anyone that may not be coping.

Sometimes we can’t be there for the people we care about; maybe they’re in a nursing home, interstate/overseas or life at the moment is too chaotic with home schooling while attempting to work from home!

Flowers are a great way of reminding someone that you are thinking of them but they have even more power than that… they help to brighten your mood, improve problem solving, help you feel more creative and can even bring calmness.

Sending a bright bunch of Sunflowers are a great way to bring a smile to someone’s face. They are known as the happiest flower in the flower family.

Sending a bunch of purple toned flowers can bring on creativity. Or red flowers are connected to concentration.

Chrysanthemums have been shown to reduce symptoms of worry and reduce levels of stress… So all those mum’s out there who received chrysanthemums for Mother’s Day earlier this month will hopefully already be feeling the benefits!

Studies have also shown that waking to a bunch flowers next to your bed will increase mood greatly… really!

So support local florists and growers during this time and reap the rewards of mood boosting and economy boosting during these difficult COVID times.

And remember if you need someone to talk to outside your friend and family circle, lifeline is always there to listen 13 11 14.



My experience in Stylish Scents

I'm Isaac Jiang and I'm sixteen. I worked in Stylish Scents for five days for year ten work experience. I was never keen on flowers, however I believed that the skills that I gained would prove handy in the future. I didn't think being a florist would be challenging, but boy was I wrong. Not having ever worked before, this work experience has been tough physically. I'd say I'm quite an athletic individual, but there is a lot of prep work and maintenance of flowers. On the first day I started at nine o'clock in the morning and ended at five (an EIGHT hour shift). I was tasked with: cutting all the stems off the flowers, refreshing the flowers with water, moving huge vases, changing the water in vases, sweeping, throwing out trash etc. It was just one task after the other. Thankfully, I received an one hour break. The following days I completed similar tasks, as I spent more time at Stylish Scents the easier the tasks became. Personally, I'd say I've become more independent and disciplined as the days went on, I didn't rely on coworkers as much as when I started. I also discovered a life lesson, which is how hard it is to earn money, perhaps I will be more sparing on how I spend my pocket money?. Additionally, I also got educated on maintaining flowers, enhancing a flower's image and general knowledge on the industry. Overall, I did enjoy my time at Stylish Scents, my coworkers were friendly and patient with me. That really encouraged me to push through my eight hour shift everyday. The tasks weren't too difficult, but there is just a lot of work to do and it gets repetitive.


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