There’s no doubt that lots of people these days are constantly on the go. A fast paced life and the stresses of day-to-day modern living can take their toll on you and your mind. So how can you help yourself relax? Check out the below tips and be sure to add some aromatherapy into the mix, whatever you do.
Take a Break, We all Need to Wind Down
Modern civilization seems to value the mind over the rest of our bodies. Yet, all that time in one’s head can have disastrous effects, making your brain anxious, over-stimulated, and unable to wind down. It’s no wonder that so many people have trouble trying to get to sleep after a long day.
Make the Time
One thing that is helpful is to set aside some time just for you. It’s amazing how just doing that alone can make a difference. It doesn’t even have to be hours. Even 30 minutes, especially with aromatherapy, can make a big difference in your day if you really take that time to allow your body to rest. Smells can really help you with that, more than you might think.
Engage Every Sense
Engaging all your senses or just relaxing will help it happen more quickly and on a deeper level. Listening to soft music, lighting candles, sipping a cup of tea or a glass of wine, petting a furry friend, and choosing an aroma that is soothing will all contribute to getting your whole mind and body involved in just being.
Power of Aroma
Have you ever smelled something and it instantly brought you back to a specific memory– maybe something that happened years ago? From Grandma’s chocolate chip cookies to fresh mowed grass on your summer vacation, odors are a powerful trigger. Aromatherapy is a great way to tap into this trigger to help you to completely relax.
A Long History of Use
Some scents have been used for centuries as a way to help you relax, such as lavender, citrus, and ylang ylang. It’s worth trying some of these tried and true scents but don’t be afraid to experiment. You may find that there’s a different one that’s the instant trigger to your personal relaxation.
Aromatherapy will not be the answer to relieving your daily stresses. But it can be a useful ingredient to making a do-it-yourself plan for a healthy and relaxed mind. It’s a fun way to play around with creating your perfect tranquil timeout.