Relieving Stress with Essential Oils, Part IV

1 May 30, 2014 - Archive

A great way to learn healthy coping strategies for managing your stress is to try new techniques, find a few that work for you, and practice them until they become habits. In this, the fourth part in my series on relieving stress, I’ll offer some quick and easy tips using essential oils that you can incorporate to help you relax physically and mentally.

Write

Sometimes the best way to let off steam is to write down whatever is bothering you by truly expressing your feelings. Diffuse Grounding™, Release™, Clarity™,  or Inner Child™ with the Aroma Diffuser or apply them topically to encourage clarity while you put your feelings down on paper. Once you have identified your frustrations, you can focus on a plan of action for changing the things that you can control and releasing those that are out of your control.

Gratitude Journal

Spending five minutes writing down a few things that you are grateful for each day will help shift your focus from what may not be working well to the many positive things in your life. This exercise can shift energy away from negative thoughts and call to mind positive experiences. Diffuse or topically apply Gratitude™, Harmony™, Hope™, Humility™, Inspiration™, or Joy™ to enhance feelings of strength and increase your sense of gratitude.

Smile

Physiologically, when you smile your whole countenance shifts. If that smile is genuine, your attitude will shift too, and you will increase positive feelings. If you’re having a hard time “finding” a genuine smile, look to the items in your gratitude journal and diffuse or topically apply Joy™ or Citrus Fresh to help boost your mood and lift your spirits.

Movement

Moving your body by stretching or doing a few short yoga poses is a quick way to physically shift your energy field. Take a few moments to diffuse or topically apply the following oils to help ground you and uplift your spirit during stretching:

Comment below with ways that you incorporate essential oils to help shift your energy and relieve stress in your life. I always love getting your input!

—Heidi Jeanfreau, Young Living International and Portfolio Brand Manager

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10 Comments

  • Sherri Jo June 23, 2015 - 10:16 pm Reply

    I love all oils
    I especially like white Angelica – stress away and joy to work. Very hard obnoxious people in the office I work at. If I don’t have my oils when I walk in to work. It’s like I’m fighting with the devil
    Doesn’t matter what I put on. It helps me get relaxed – then have a great day without them !!

  • Karen Olson Ryan June 16, 2014 - 4:41 pm Reply

    I am new, but so far Frankincense in my diffuser and Stress Away on pulse points if I begin to feel anxious have helped. When school starts again ( I’m a 4th grade teacher), I will take my diffuser to school!

    • tuesday2's June 18, 2014 - 6:41 pm Reply

      My diffuser has been an amazing help in our kindergarten classroom! 26 5yr-olds are easily (somewhat) calmed. 😉

  • Young Living and Holistic Info June 11, 2014 - 11:04 am Reply

    Young Living essential oils help me be positive – so much easier to cope with life’s stresses!

    Can’t thank Gary enough for changing my life!!!!!!

  • Katherine @ Heal With Essentia June 5, 2014 - 7:26 pm Reply

    Great post! I use many of these oils on a regular basis and find them so helpful. They have changed my life!

  • DaughtersofSarai June 3, 2014 - 3:13 am Reply

    I have always gravitated towards Valor oil. It is just about my favorite. I put it on when I need a little boost of courage. Right now- Ylang Ylang is my new favorite. It is just so sweet and relaxing. One little smell and I smile.

  • Lynda May 30, 2014 - 12:25 pm Reply

    Question, wen you list the oil recommendations, do you use one of these oils or all of them? Example for Movement is the recommendation to use all 4 oils listed or just one listed?

    • C May 30, 2014 - 8:51 pm Reply

      its uses the OR so my guess would be pick one. . . they probably all over lap in the cool things they do. . . oil on!
      C

    • Young Living and Holistic Info July 12, 2014 - 8:02 am Reply

      It all depends on what each oil/blend accomplishes.

      I sometimes use many oils, depending on what I’m trying to achieve.

      Listen to your body – it will tell you.

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