“Our lives are so busy, and for many of us, the demands are overwhelming. Some of us focus so much on the needs of others; we lose sight of ourselves. Stop, for one moment. Take a deep breath. Be still. Refocus. Concentrate on improving your life. One situation at a time. You can’t be much good to others if you’re no good to yourself. If they love you, they’ll understand.”—Carlos Wallace
Self-care is one of those goals at the top of everyone's to-do list but always ends as a low priority. We experience burnout out so quickly now--with the hustle of daily life and caring for others; we rarely put ourselves first.
Taking time to focus on your breathing, yoga, or even incorporating a proper skincare routine are good ways to incorporate self-care. There is a more straightforward answer to incorporate self-care that we florists take for granted--flowers! Yes, flowers can be incorporated into a self-care routine.
Flowers evoke a positive emotional and physical response. We know that giving flowers to others is a positive experience; gifting yourself, flowers should have the same result!
“Self-care is non-negotiable. That’s the thing that you have to do. And beauty is the thing that can be the benefit of self-care. Beauty is not the point. Beauty is just a cute side-effect from self-care.”—Jonathan Van Ness
Flowers are not for special occasions anymore; treat yourself days are very much a reason to buy flowers. Make a beautiful arrangement for your home or your desk. Flowers are the epitome of nature's most authentic beauty. "Stop and smell the roses" is a metaphor for self-care!
“Self-care means giving yourself permission to pause.”—Cecilia Tran
That Flower Feeling
That Flower Feeling, created by CalFlowers Association, is a cooperative industry effort to get more Americans to enjoy more flowers more often. From upscale florists to farmers' markets — as long as people regularly bring home flowers, that’s good enough for us.
We want everyone to experience the impact of flowers daily. They’re a beautiful, natural dose of feel-good, so why should they be reserved for special occasions?
Even the most modest bouquet can have all sorts of positive short and long-term effects on how we feel — in other words, it’s that flower feeling.
"Self-care has become much work. You have to pamper, practice mindfulness, balance life and work, and be awesome at all of them. Flowers, on the other hand, are self-care made easy. They won't replace working out or eating well. But they're a spiritual tune-up. So treat yourself to a little off-the-shelf self-care." (That Flower Feeling)
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