Living Well Essentials

Vital Health Sustains Busy Business Owners

Do your Really Own your Business or Does it Own You?

Check-in with yourself for a minute, how are you feeling?

Feeling anxious, irritable or depressed? Apathy, loss of interest in work, problems sleeping? How about fatigue, trouble concentrating? Muscle tension or headaches, stomach problem, Social withdrawal.

These are some of the signs that you need to reevaluate your relationship with your work.

Plan to make some small changes to your daily Routine to get back the Balance. These small changes will help you step into vital health so that you can thrive in your business and enjoy your life.

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Incorporate Aromatic Self-Care

Along with some tweaks to your nutrition, drinking more water and maintaining regular exercise, you can be beautifully supported with some daily aromatic self-care.

Select a Stress Relieving Essential Oil Blend

Choose up to five essential oils based on issues you identify and your aroma preference.

Think about your physical, mental and emotional symptoms? How are you feeling and where are you feeling it in your body?

  • Relieve physical pain with peppermint, lavender, niaouli, black pepper, marjoram, pine
  • Relieve Inflammation with helichrysum, chamomile, lavender, fennel, juniper, lemon
  • Boost the immune system with niaouli, palmarosa, sweet thyme, lemon
  • Calm the nervous system and relieve anxiety with bergamot, benzoin, chamomile, lavender, frankincense, or melissa
  • Improved focus and clarity with lemon, petitgrain, black pepper, basil, peppermint or rosemary
  • Improve quality sleep with roman chamomile, sandalwood, sweet orange, or lavender
  • Release emotional stress with rose, jasmine, sandalwood, geranium or ylang ylang.

Place up to six drops in an essential oil diffuser and take slow deep breaths.

Essential Oil Safety Tip

Diffuse essential oil blends in a well ventilated space for 1/2 hour up to three times per day to achieve the therapeutic effect.

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5 Steps to Beat Stress

  1. Just Breathe; the style of breath that relaxes the nervous system is a slow, deep inhale for 4 counts and a long, slow exhale for 6 counts. There is no pause in between each breath, just a smooth continuous cycle. Enjoy the aroma of your stress releasing blend.
  2. Focus on where you feel the stress in your body; draw your attention to any painful or tight areas of your body and on your exhales try to soften these areas.
  3. Be compassionate and acknowledge any suffering; compassion and acknowledgement soften your response to stress; tell yourself “it’s ok,” “acknowledge what hurts” and that “you care deeply “, say “forgiven”. Other statements that are useful in shifting you away from highly charged feelings to a more calm and centred space are “may I be peaceful”, “may I be safe,” “may I be loved”.
  4. Hold stress release acupressure points; gently place your palm flat across your forehead. Use light pressure so that you can feel the pulse underneath the skin and continue breathing for a few minutes. To signify the end of the process you should feel your pulse synchronising under your fingers. Perhaps there’s a lighter feeling in your heart, more space for focus, clarity and a broader perspective.
  5. Realign to your bigger goals; Take a step back, reflect on the bigger picture. Are the activities you are relentlessly completing aligned with your bigger goals for your year, month, week, day? If not, re-prioritise.
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Nourish and nurture yourself to help you get perspective and allow you to move forward with renewed energy and vitality.

For more aromatic Self-Care techniques that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine, join me at my next Art of Self-Care Aromatherapy workshop. For more details and to Save Time Book Online.

Yours In Living Well,

Kim