Relieving Stress with Essential Oils—Part II

1 April 28, 2014 - Archive

Relax. It’s good for you; you deserve it; and it takes less time than you think! The key to managing daily stress is to learn healthy coping strategies. In this, the second part of my Relieving Stress series, I’ll share more ideas for quick, simple ways to relax your mind and body.

Straighten Up

Taking a minute to organize and straighten your home or work environment will do a world of good to remove mentally distracting clutter. A simple and organized space will allow you to focus more fully on the task at hand.

Take a Short Walk

If you need a break during work, take a short walk outside. Breathing fresh air and enjoying some sunshine will get your circulation flowing and refresh and stretch your muscles.

Meditate

If you’re like me, free time is an extravagance that you don’t enjoy frequently. However, just three minutes of meditation can calm your mind and help create a more peaceful and manageable day. To take your meditation to the next level, diffuse or apply a few drops of the following essential oils topically to your temples, the nape of your neck, your heart, or the soles of your feet while meditating:

Leave a comment and let me know some of your methods for reducing stress in your day!

—Heidi Jeanfreau, YL International and Portfolio Brand Manager

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  • Judy

    Started physical therapy for tmj today from clenching my teeth all the time. Applied stress away a while ago and seems to be helping already but I want a hard core plan to make sure this condition is kicked in the butt! Therapist says we can only avoid things that aggravate the condition, not get rid of the condition. Just tore into my kit tonight so no time to research yet. Please help!

  • blondymk

    I have several of these on my next order. I cover my body in Stress Away. lol If its really bad I just start opening all the bottles to see what will help.

  • Jessica

    I love using orange and lemon to lift my spirits on a cloudy day.

  • jax

    I love using valor before my yoga practice. Especially Yin, where meditation is involved.

  • Kalah

    Awesome!

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