Building stress management strategies into your life can take a little time and effort until they become ingrained in your routine. So what can you do right now to find relief when you have zero time?
One of my favorite things to do is take some deep breaths and diffuse some
essential oils! Diffusing essential oils, also known as aromatherapy, is a fast way to settle things
down. Not only do the oils smell nice, but they have actual benefits for your body as
Scent is tied to a part of your brain called the amygdala, which is also tied to emotions and memory. That’s why if you smell something from your childhood, your brain can take you right back there again.
I can have an oil diffusing in under a minute. Just add water, a few drops of your desired oil, and viola! You’re done! Don't have a diffuser, no problem. Just open the bottle and inhale a few times. Now you can get back to whatever chaos is unfolding around you-chasing wild children, cleaning that mystery carpet stain, that dreaded conference call, you name it!
When I’m feeling stressed out and anxious some of my favorite oils to diffuse are:
It’s important to find ways to balance stress so it doesn’t end up taking a physical toll on your body. The first things to take a hit are your digestion and your immune system.
Comment below and tell me how you find stress relief quickly.
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