My Two Essential Tools For Well-Being
It’s been about two months since I stopped going to therapy, and when I did, I was wondering what I’d do to keep up with it on my own.
Using my essential oils consistently has obviously played a huge role in this, and also this journal which I was recommended by my dear friend a couple months ago. The oils help me stay calm, positive, happy and they even help me focus on what’s really important in situations when I’m stressed out, frustrated or irritated.
The journal helps me remember to be thankful, to live my days with more intention, and it definitely reminds me that I have the power to make my days good if I want to. My word of the year, as some of you might know, is “Choose” - and this journal definitely helps me remember that I can choose to have a good day! It helps keeping me accountable towards myself in a way, which is pretty amazing!
As far as emotional/mom support goes, I mainly use these two roller bottles.
The left one I call my Mom Sanity Roller - it seriously works amazing for me. Whenever I know I’m going to be in a stressful situation (i.e. putting an over tired toddler to sleep) - I roll this stuff allllll over my chest and wrists and behind my ears. It’s such a happy blend and it contains oils that encourage happiness and calmness. This makes me stay chill and happy in those stressful situations and it’s been a huge help for me!
Mom Sanity Roller: 10 drops Valor, 10 drops Joy, 10 drops Tangerine, 10 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce.
The right one is my unwind roller.
As a work from home mom, I get most work done after Ivy’s in bed in the night. I always have the best workflow after like 9:30pm (I’m not one of those lucky people who is productive during naptime - I WISH) so I usually stay up way too late and work in the nights.
Sometimes to 1am.
I know you guys think I’m crazy, but am I the only one doing this!?! Haha anywayyyys. My body (and mind) basically gets suuuuper hyper and and worked up and I get that nothing can stop me I’m on top of the world-kinda feel ya know? So once I decide I need to get in bed I roll this on me - under my feet, on my wrists and behind my ears. It has allllll the calming oils in it and helps my body relax and just unwiiiiind.
It’s been amazing to use this, because I can have such a hard time falling asleep when I have a thousand and seven ideas in my head. I realize I might have a problem.
Unwind Roller: 10 drops Lavender, 10 drops Cedarwood, 10 drops Peace and Calming, 10 drops Pine.
Next, this ahh-mazing journal.
It requires like 2 minutes from me in the morning, and maybe 3 in the night. I thought, I can do that.
So in the morning I first fill out three things I’m thankful for. It’s seriously the best way to start the day! To remind myself of the things I am most thankful for, and to not take those things for granted! Like my family, that we’re healthy, or that we have food to eat. Or whatever comes to mind that morning.
Then, I fill out three things that would make this day good. These three things need to be something I can control myself, so not like “nice weather”, becuase… I can’t do anything about that. Looking back, I see working out or going for a walk/jog is almost always one of those things.
Then, throughout the day, I kind of just remember what those three things are and it reminds me that if I do those things, I know I’ll have a good day! It’s so stupid simple, but super effective on me.
Lastly I write down a daily affirmation.
First I didn’t exactly know what this was, but when I learned more about this I thought it was such a good thing to do. Basically, you write down a short and simple statement which you want to see yourself in, like declaring a goal you have. This could be like “I’m healthy” or “I am a freaking super mom” or “I can pay off this loan with one paycheck”.
Before I go to bed, after I roll my unwind roller on me, I write down three things that made this day amazing.
This helps me reflect over the day and remember the things - big and small - that made that day special and memorable and awesome. It can be that I went to the playground with Ivy, that I got some good news about something, or that I had a really good cup of tea in the morning. This helps me see the small things and to remember to appreciate them!
I know it probably sounds silly but I really feel like such a different person now compared to maybe six months ago. I feel way more chill, content, intentional and have wayyyy more patience (even though I can always, ALWAYS, use more)..
I was so skeptical to essential oils in the beginning, but then I gave them a try and…. they worked. So, you better believe those roller bottles aren’t leaving me anytime soon.
What about you guys, do you use essential oils for emotional support? Do you journal? How does that help you? I’d love to know in the comments!