Essential Oils, Health and Wellness

Wellness Wednesday

According to the American Institute of Stress, stress increases the risk of:
  • Heart disease by 40%
  • Heart attack by 25%
  • Stroke by 50%
Stress is what I call a “silent killer.” We don’t see the affects until it is too late. Believe me, I have been there.  I didn’t realize my fatigue, brain fog, lethargy, compromised immune function, and more was due to the stress in my life. When I made the decision to make a change and take care of myself, I noticed significant changes. More energy, more patience, more productivity, and more time to do the things I enjoy.
one of those weeks
After personally experiencing the negative effects of stress and watching many people in my life suffer from the negative effects of stress, I decided to make stress management and balance the primary focus of my aromatherapy clinical research and wellness care therapy for my clients. I have noticed that a majority of the people that I have supported over the years have experienced the effects of stress to some degree. By implementing a few lifestyle changes, I have been blessed to watch people improve their wellness in just minutes a day.
I know time your time is precious, so here are a few simple, easy ways you can actively reduce the stress in your life:
  1. Get adequate rest – our bodies need rest to recover, replenish, and heal. This is one area I struggle with doing consistently but I make it my priority every day. I shoot for seven hours a night. Some people may need more.
  2. Eat fruits and veggies and cut out the processed foods – help your body by feeding it good nutrients and cutting out the junk. It is amazing how good you can feel when you fuel your body with antioxidant and fiber rich foods.healthy eating
  3. Exercise 5 days a week – exercise reduces stress levels and improves self-esteem. I love pilates, HIIT workouts, and TTapp.
  4. Change your mindset – quit the negative self-talk and start speaking truth into your life. (I love using scripture verses). A healthy mindset is where it all begins.
  5. Take time to breathe – getting oxygen to the brain in deep breaths helps release tension. Enhance the benefits of reducing tension, stimulating brain function, and increasing energy by inhaling Young Living Essential Oils to reduce the cortisol release in your body. These are some of my favorites:
  • Stress Away – this popular blend helps release the stress in the body, muscle tension, and it smells wonderful!
  • Peppermint – helps with occasional anxiety, stimulates brain function, and releases muscle tension
  • Lavender – is known for its calming properties and helps to relieve stress and calm the body
  • Clary Sage – can help reduce cortisol levels by 36%
  • Lemon – is an amazing mood lifter, invigorating, clarifying, and it makes me smile.
  • Frankincense – this amazing Holy Oil of the Bible provides support for occasional anxiety and grounding. This is the oil I use to help me “be still” in my prayer time.

This is a good start and it only takes minutes a day to make a BIG difference. Reduce stress by implementing a few simple changes in your life to protect your body from the long-term negative effects of sickness and disease. Don’t wait. START NOW.

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