Yes, I know you know that managing stress is a sensible thing to do to help you stay healthy, calm and relaxed. But finding the time to reduce stress doesn’t seem that easy with work deadlines, tiresome commutes, family responsibilities, etc does it?
The other problem is that the causes of stress come from so many different places.
- personality and temperament
- insufficient sleep & water
- dental health
- body weight
- poor coping mechanisms
- lack of social contact
- chemical toxicity in our food chain and personal care products
- disruptive electromagnetic fields and screen time
- climate & season changes
- social media comparison
- societal and cultural pressures
- work performance
- marriage breakdown
- accident or injury…
The list goes on and on and it’s hard to know which one to address first, right?!
(My tip is that you always start with increasing your water intake. There are so many positive benefits that will help you deal with everything else.)
Daily stress can often seem not that significant, but you don’t realise the cumulative effect it’s having on you until your health and relationships start to crack.
Do you have any of these signs of stress?
Signs of stress might include: headaches, neck aches and backaches, digestive problems, bloating, weight gain, skin breakouts, stiff muscles and tension, nausea and dizziness, chest and heart pains, frequent colds, and/or a loss of sex drive.
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, I recommend you get a check-up with your general medical practitioner – preferably one with a holistic or integrative approach.
Experiencing low-grade stress for some time can actually lead to it being hardwired into your brain and neural networks. And when that happens, your stress response can become over-activated.
The crazy thing is that new neural networks can develop in as little as three seconds due to a new thought, new feeling or new behaviour. We just need to learn to interrupt the old pattern and start to program a new one.
That’s why I love Young Living’s 100% natural, essential oils and always take them with me. Simply smelling the essential oils is enough to cause an interrupt in the limbic part of the brain, which is the first responder in our stress response system.
Young Living’s 100% natural, essential oils are super easy to use and small enough to take with you anywhere so you can stay cool, calm and connected all day.
They can help keep your mind clear and focused, uplift your mood, and help you stay calm, centred and grounded, which makes it easier for you to regulate your emotions.
Top 10 Young Living essential oil singles to help you stay calm
Here are my favourite top 10 essential oil singles to help you stay calm:
Citrus scents are stimulating and uplifting and can support you if you’re feeling flat, depressed or overwhelmed.
Chamomile tea has long been recognised as an aid to restful sleep and the digestive system. I personally found it to be very calming during a bout of food poisoning.
A drop of the concentrated essential oil on your temples or back of your neck can help you stay calm.
It’s no surprise that Grandma used lavender bags in everything! It has a lovely soothing and balancing scent that supports relaxation. Try a drop of the pure essential oil on your wrist or pillow before bed.
Frankincense is rich in sesquiterpenes, which stimulate the hypothalamus, pineal & pituitary glands – key parts of the limbic or emotional part of the brain. Inhaling frankincense can have a calming effect if you’re feeling anxious or depressed and support your connection to your faith.
Cedarwood stimulates the pineal gland that releases melatonin, which plays a role in establishing sleep cycles and can help bring stability & calm.
The rich, sweet, woody aroma of Sandalwood is one of my favourite uplifting scents. Sandalwood has been used in Ayervedic medicine, yoga, meditation and spiritual growth. It is another essential oil that influences the limbic system and can help to calm negative emotions and unhelpful thinking.
Neroli has a powerful aroma that strengthens and stabilises emotions. It can support your feelings of confidence, hopefulness and inner peace.
This is one of the three key oils found in RutaVaLa roll on, which is a blend designed to support temporary sleep issues and restlessness. Valerian has a calming effect.
If you’ve smelt jasmine on a vine you know its delightful and powerful floral scent. The jasmine aroma is stimulating for the limbic system and can help you to feel relaxed, ease tension and mind chatter and help you sleep.
Another one of the lovely floral scents, ylang ylang is particularly helpful when dealing with angry moods and the associated constriction in circulation and increased blood pressure as you ‘prepare to fight.’ By applying a drop topically or inhaling ylang ylang it can help you to filter out negativity and focus on confidence and peace.
Young Living has also developed a number of essential oil blends to help you stay calm and balanced throughout the day.
Here are six key blends:
Stress Away blend
Great for daily stress and tension. Stress Away blend combines 6 essential oils, and the vanilla, lavender and lime aromas are generally the scents people connect with and enjoy.
Peace & Calming
As the name suggests, this blend is very popular to diffuse at work and at home to ease tension, keep moods peaceful & calm and uplift spirits. Peace & Calming may help you get a good night’s rest too.
Another gorgeous blend for daily stress, restlessness and temporary sleep disturbances. It combines lavender, cedarwood and roman chamomile – aahhhhh.
This is a handy blend to have on hand if your stress is coming from a past trauma or tragedy. Supports the releasing of stored negative emotions and upholding more empowered and positive belief systems.
This blend helps to surrender anger, aggression and a controlling attitude, which naturally supports stress relief and tension.
Supportive of the limbic system in the brain, it helps to release anger and deep-seated trauma and maintain a healthy emotional balance.
In conclusion, if you use stress management techniques to support balanced mental and emotional states it will also have a positive flow-on effect to the immune and endocrine systems’ response to stress. Stress affects your health and wellbeing on all levels.
And remember, just as a number of small stressors can add up to significant stress, a number of small stress relieving behaviours can lead to significant stress reduction.
Try Young Living essential oils as one of your natural, healthy remedies to help you stay calm.
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