New year’s resolutions? Eye roll. It’s time to supercharge your life with more meaningful and inspiring goals. Go on—refresh your resolutions and set new intentions, all the while using our powerful Feelings Collection. By slipping this collection of six essential oil blends into your wellness routine, you’ll find that bliss, balance and abundance are just one aromatic drop away. Here are six ways to keep you on track, for a successful, happy and healthy year ahead.
An empowering vision
Studies show that just 8% of people actually achieve their New Year’s goals. Instead of setting goals you feel you “should” do, focus on a compelling vision that will make you want to jump out of bed each morning.
A goal-manifesting collage combined using your Feelings Collection are two powerful practices to kick-start the year. See, feel and embody your dreams by visualising what you want. Remember, energy flows where attention goes, so let your imagination take flight. Let go of expectations and connect to your authentic self, moving towards a year of transformation and triumph.
As Gary Young noted:
“To become the person we really want to be and to let our positive vision come true, we have to let go of these negative impressions and re-program our mind and emotions”.
Try: Add a drop of Valor essential oil blend onto your pulse points while making your vision board. Pin inspiring images and affirmations to your board, enjoying the grounding aroma of Black Spruce, Camphor Wood and Frankincense.
Everyone dreams of gold and riches, right? Instead of looking for outside rewards (extrinsic gratification), it may be better to look inside (intrinsic gratification). Research even suggests that it’s better to focus solely on intrinsic motivation because extrinsic motivation could decrease performance. What is your big Why? What fuels your fire? Try writing down your goals, dreams and desires. Bullet journaling (a method of journaling through bullet points) is also a fun way to create weekly gratitude logs, mood trackers and beauty treat ideas.
Try: Beat the winter blues with a burst of sunshine in a bottle. Pop a zesty fresh Harmony essential oil blend into your tote bag, allowing the gentle orange and rose aroma to uplift and restore the senses, whatever the day brings.
New Year’s Day is often described as a fresh start, and a new chapter in life waiting to be written. For more clarity, you may like to try meditating in the morning, questioning what growth in 2020 means to you. Start with one of the five key areas of your life: Body, Mind, Soul, Work and Personal. Be patient with yourself, knowing that it takes roughly 66 days to build a new habit. Even when life gets in the way, being open to learn new things will help you to stay connected to your highest potential.
Try: After a long day, add a few drops of Forgiveness essential oil blend into a steaming hot bath and let go of tensions, sliding into a pool of calm. The warm bath and sweet jasmine and ylang ylang notes will help soothe aches and pains and will become a weekly wellness ritual you’ll savour.
Forget “happily ever after,” what does success mean to you? It could be as simple as smiling more or learning one new word each day. Being more mindful of how success looks and feels to you will help you become the best version of yourself. Perhaps you find meaning in sprinkling a little kindness or helping others. Instead of SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely) goals, look for HEART (Healing, Empowering, Aligning, Realistic and Transformative) goals where your beliefs, values and actions align.
Try: For more connection and creativity, opt for Inner Child essential oil blend. Add a drop into a neutral moisturiser for a daily morning application. Infuse your days with the purifying and refreshing scent of Tangerine, Lemongrass and Neroli—it’s the perfect way to pamper your skin.
What makes you feel good? Harvard’s Teresa Amabile’s research shows that there’s nothing more motivating than progress:
“Even when progress happens in small steps, a person’s sense of steady forward movement toward an important goal can make all the difference between a great day and a terrible one”.
Review your progress and celebrate small wins and tiny triumphs. This could be treating yourself to a massage, or simply having a mini spa day from the comfort of home.
Try: Niksen is Danish, for doing nothing, to be idle or doing something without any use. Put down the to-do list and indulge in some much needed me-time. Diffuse Present Time essential oil blend and transform your home with welcoming sweet almond and bitter orange aromas.
Go from stressed to blessed with a self-care practice that rejuvenates your mind, body and soul. Focus on just a few wellness areas you’d like to introduce each month. These could be: meeting friends more, starting yoga or trying clean eating after work. Balance this with an easy do-not list. Some suggestions: snacking less, limiting social media and turning off all devices before bed. Doing more things that spark joy will allow for more authentic and happy moments.
Try: As often as possible, treat yourself to a 5-minute massage, mixing 2-3 drops of refreshing Release essential oil blend with 2 pumps of Young Living V-6 into the palms of your hands. Gently massage into the back of your neck or pain points to benefit from the minty spearmint and cooling blue tansy scents.
What tip will you try for a super successful year?