Everyone needs an avenue to help relieve stress from our daily lives. What is stress? "Modern life is full of frustrations, deadlines, and demands. For many people, stress is so commonplace that it has become a way of life. Stress isn’t always bad, though. Stress within your comfort zone can help you perform under pressure, motivate you to do your best, even keep you safe when danger looms. But when stress becomes overwhelming, it can damage your health, mood, relationships, and quality of life. You can protect yourself by understanding how the body’s stress response works, recognizing the signs and symptoms of stress overload, and taking steps to reduce its harmful effects" -HelpGuild.org
Stress is powerful and can be damaging to our lives, yet thankfully, there are steps to take to manage it. A helpful step to relieve stress is what we like to call Relaxation Aroma Time
. Taking some relaxing time for yourself using aroma can help to restart your mind and senses and give you time to release some stress. So what is Relaxation Aroma Time? In the middle or your day, or even at night before you go to bed.
- Find a comfortable relaxing position, whether it be sitting or laying down.
- Place a drop of fragrance oil on your wrists and breath in the aroma a few times.
- Close you eyes and imagine yourself on your favorite vacation. Imagine the scene and the sounds and your surroundings. Just appreciate that moment in which you enjoyed. (You can also this meditation practice with a favorite hike, day at the beach, time with a friend laughing, or cuddling with your kids.)
- Another option for #3 is to remember a peaceful or joyful moment from your day and focus on that. Appreciate this moment to it's fullest in those few minutes you are taking out of your day.
This will aid you in relieving overwhelming stress and encourage you to appreciate the moments in life that are truly wonderful. Our Relaxation Gift Set
would be a great accompaniment to this exercise or you could also use the oil fragrance that speaks you as a relaxing aid. Take life a little slower, treat yourself, relax and enjoy the ride. Relaxation Gift Set- Lavender, Frankincense, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, Lemon Blossom. * All your favorite "Spa Aromas". Check out our Pinterest
page for more ideas for uses of Eternal Essence Oils.