The world we live in is bigger and smarter and faster than ever before. We have a global economy and we can take advantage of that 24/7. If there is anything we don’t know, Google is just a few clicks away. But, technology has not given us a less stressful life.
Most people agree that their employer expects them to do more than what is logical in our standard work day. This means we are often behind schedule before we even get to the office. Our spouse faces the same issue, which means neither parent is readily available for our overcommitted and overworked children.
Children have a fuller than what we remember academic workload, which includes hours of homework every week. Their solo-online social lives make it necessary to put them in organized sports for exercise and exposure to their peers.
As you can see, there is always more life than time and we have not touched on our adult relationships, extended family, car repairs, bills to pay, and illnesses.
Changing the rules
Stress often sneaks up on you. Dealing with it never does. You cannot just ignore it and make it go away. It takes effort. You must find ways to declutter your hectic life. Below, we are going to share 5 proven essential oils that calm stress and anxiety. We will also give you some tips on being more organized and less stressed. No, we are not going to tell you to color-code your spice rack. We are going to give you a few tips that paint with a broader brush.
Essential oils that calm you
We know you hear this all the time. Maybe the fact that you see lavender in everything from shampoo to diaper cream makes you desensitized. Anyway, Lavender Essential Oils have earned the number one spot. Lavender is soothing to infants, children, adults, and seniors. Lavender is an antidepressant and it has a calming effect on the central nervous system. Lavender is one of the few oils that can be applied directly to the skin.
Frankincense not only relieves anxiety, but it also has major healing properties. It is a natural antibiotic. It relieves sinus infections and upper-respiratory infections. It has long been used as a treatment for almost any digestion/gut issue. This is perhaps the most mentioned and used essential oil in history. It dates back more than 5000 years.
- Roman Chamomile
When applied (with a carrier oil) to the skin or distributed with the help of a diffuser, Roman Chamomile is great for letting stress float away. Mix a couple of drops with 4 ounces of steaming hot water for a tea. The tea along with the other methods acts like a natural sedative.
- Clary Sage
This oil is like a medication kit in a bottle. Use it for cuts, burns, viral and bacterial infection, and depression. Use the purest grade essential oils for best results.
This is a great oil that smells good, calms your nerves, and makes you feel good all over. It has a mild scent and it will help your stress just float away.
Tips for de-stressing your life
Make household files on everything. Keep the papers on your appliances, leases, car repairs, and insurance organized and easy to get to. If your dryer starts making a noise, pull their file. It should show the model number, costs of repairs, and the date you bought it.
Keep copies of school records, shot records, doctor, dentist, and other important papers in the file. Keep the originals locked up for safe keeping, but a copy will take care of any unexpected need.
Do some stretches every morning along with your yoga routine. This is a way to stop stress before it starts.
Live your best life. Do what you can to simplify life and do what you can to grow with life. Stress management is possible if you learn the tools of the trade before you need them. That’s what essential oils are, a tool to help your body. So, use them in good health.