Relaxing is a necessary to relieve stress, but how many of us either take the time or have the time to do it?
Between working overtime or to meet deliverables, meeting work demands, taking care of a family or someone who is ill, getting the kids to and from school/daycare before we get off to work and picking them up after we complete our work day, leaves little time for relaxation.
Many suggested solutions for adequate relaxation include:
- having a hobby
These activities were proven to work for a majority of people, but again, where do many of us get the time to participate?
And to complicate the issue, there are foods you should not eat and drinks you should not have if you want to be able to relax, however, some of these we are not willing to abstain from, (like our badly needed morning coffee).
Don't despair, in this day of instant gratification, there is a solution that has some excellent results and takes little to no time. It's called aromatherapy.
Usually when people see that word they think of having to research to find the right oils for the right purpose, measuring and mixing them and figuring out how to use them. Actually, it doesn't have to be that complicated. You simply buy a bottle of Lavender essential oil and put a few drops on your pillow or better yet get an aromatherapy diffuser (priced from about $8-35) from Amazon.com or Bulk Apothecary online. So what is an aromatherapy diffuser? It is a container that disperses essential oils so that the scent fills the air with fragrance.
What could be simpler than walking into a room and a having an aroma trigger your relaxation?
Lavender essential oil not only relaxes you but it has healing properties that according to Dr. Axe:
- Reduce anxiety and emotional stress
- Protect against diabetes symptoms
- Improve brain function
- Help to heal burns and wounds
- Improve sleep
- Restore skin complexion and reduce acne
- Slow aging with powerful antioxidants
- Relieve pain
- Alleviate headaches
Be sure that your oils are pure and if you are shopping online Bulk Apothecary or Nature's Own Essence has pure oils or you can find them at a natural foods store.
People with allergies have to be cautious; however the Dr. Axe website can give you more information about that.
So diffuse, breathe and relax!