Stress is an un-avoidable part of our lives and sometimes, we might feel like we are juggling multiple things at once. During these busy periods, we need to take some time to step back, take a deep breath and use different techniques to let go of the stresses in our lives and calm our minds. Here are a few ways to help you de-stress:
Practice Meditation In our busy lives, silence can be hard to find. If you are feeling overwhelmed, it’s important to take some time out for yourself to let go and create a sense of balance. Practicing meditation can help you focus and give you that break you need to clear your thoughts and enjoy the peace. Before you begin your meditation, rub Melissa essential oil on your forehead, shoulders and chest to promote feelings of calmness or diffuse doTERRA Peace® Reassuring Blend to help create a calming environment so you can say goodbye to your stresses.
Participate in Positive Self-Talk Sometimes we strive for perfection and if we don’t get there, we can be hard on ourselves. Positive self-talk is a great way to promote positive thinking. This can be as simple and telling yourself ‘I am enough’ or if you find yourself in a stressful situation instead of thinking about what can go wrong, tell yourself that ‘Everything will be okay’. Apply a drop of doTERRA Cheer® Uplifting Blend in your hands, rub together and inhale deeply. Doing this can re-align you to focus and create an overall positive environment where you can flourish.
Keep a Gratitude Journal It’s good to take some time out of your busy life to reflect on the positives. Remind yourself of a moment that put a smile on your face or when you met someone that inspired you and write it down! This can help you recognise and look back on the simple yet meaningful parts of your life.
Slow Down and Be Present Often our lives are so busy, that from the moment we wake up to the moment we hit the pillow, it can feel like we are running from one thing to another. The next time you spend time with loved ones, make sure you stop and be present in the moment. If you stop worrying about your ever-growing to-do lists, this can often help to reduce stress and create a more calming environment. Consider rubbing doTERRA Balance® Grounding Blend to the bottoms of your feet to promote a sense of balance and to keep you grounded.
Engage in Regular Exercise Exercise may not be a priority in your daily schedule but engaging in regular exercise can help you de-stress and unwind from a long day. You can try something as easy as going for a walk outside and getting some fresh air while listening to your favourite music. This can help release endorphins leaving you feeling refreshed and positive. Apply a few drops of Ice Blue® Athletic Blend diluted in Fractionated Coconut Oil to your knees to experience its soothing properties before and after exercise.
If you live a busy life and are in need of some self-love, try these tips to help you de-stress your mind.