Monday, December 31, 2012

5 Tips to Distress

As much fun as it is to see the family and to over-indulge during the holiday season, it is also nice to get back to the routine. But first, let's de-stress, a little me time is in order before we tackle our bloated stomachs and finances ...

Tip # 1. Morning Walk

Try to get up early, before anyone gets up and head outside for a walk. Make it a time for just you and the day. With the crisp, morning air, it can help to set the tone for day, clear the mind and cheer you up.

Tip # 2. Create calming aroma scene

Yes, I love essential oils. They don't get enough credit. Make sure you purchase essentials oils from a reputable supplier. Here are a few recipes for you to consider:

  • 3 drops Mandarin Essential Oil
  • 1 drop Rose Otto Essential Oil
  • 1 drop Lavender Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Chamomile Essential Oil
  • 5 drops Lavender Essential Oil
Spray: You can add this to Sweet Almond Oil or any other carrier oil (not cooking oil) and put in a dark spray bottle and spray around the home. This blend should be good for about 2-4 weeks. Store in a dark, cool place.

Bath: Same rule, you will need a carrier oil or the essential oils will stay at the top and not mix with your bath water.

Tip # 3. Clean the House

Sometimes clutter stresses us out. Do yourself a favour and hire a cleaning person to help you out and by mid-day, your home will be clean and orderly. Seriously, if your home is in order, it feels like your life is in order. Once completed, spray the home with Pure 100% Lavender Hydrosol, sit and enjoy.

Tip # 4. Leave the House

Don't feel like cleaning, feeling cranky, walking around with a frown on your forehead? Then leave the house, call up friends, your mom or with who ever you can just spend a few hours wasting the afternoon. Relax, enjoy and go to a mall, lunch, get a pedicure, take a yoga class or hit the gym. My favourite is to drive up to Mont Saint Sauveur and enjoy an outdoor activity.

Tip # 5. Try a Diffuser

There are many methods to diffuse essential oils into a room. Of course, the essential oil blend is the most fun to create as the natural aroma that fills the home is wonderful. If you don't know where to purchase a diffuser start with your local natural food store.

One more tip, try a spa couple day with your loved one, it is not just loads of fun but it will change your routine and spend quality time with a loved one! All factors that help to put a positive attitude.

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