Aromatherapy: Personal developments’ best friend
As of today, there are growing numbers of people who are going about improving themselves with personal development. If this is your case, this article is for you and I hope it will bring you the help you need: any personal development involves some efforts that are good to prepare for in advance.
Know that, like anyone who does work on their own, you are about to experience changes, transitions, small or large crisis’ that are better managed from the start.
Aromatherapy can be very useful in this case.
That’s why, I’ve boiled down here a little recap of some tools that are good to have on hand and exploited to their full capacities.
In any situation where there is change, there is resistance because of stress. Change is stressful.
Apart from all the efforts you make to manage this stress, you will also enjoy the power of essential oils to give you the assistance that you need.
Resisting change: clary sage essential oil (salvia sclarea) dissolves mental rigidity and helps you let go. Keep a bottle in your pocket and breathe regularly.
If you lack self-confidence and self-esteem
Use essential oils that detoxify your emotions and protect you emotionally such as:
Rose Otto (rosa damascena),
Carrot seeds (daucus carota)
Angelica root (angelica archangelica)
The best way to enjoy these is to put a drop of each in a teaspoon of base oil (sweet almond oil for example) and massage your forearms morning and evening for however long you wish, or until you notice changes in how you see yourself.
If you have problems concentrating because of your stress and worries
Make the following mixture (apply on your chest before going to work): In a teaspoon of base oil, add:
2 drops of vetiver (vetivera zizanoides)
3 drops of rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis)
When you get home at night, clean up negative energies. Make a bath, and just before you get in, pour the following mixture: in a glass of milk, add:
3 drops of geranium (pellargonium asperum)
2 drops of juniper (juniperus communis)
Facilitate a restorative night for your nervous system. Diffuse one of the following essential oils:
Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris)
May chang (litsea cubeba)
Neroli (citrus aurantium aurantium)
You know that you have choices to make
Making decisions to replace your bad habits with those that will be good for you… easier said than done!
To see more clearly, place 1 drop of one of the following essential oils on the insides of your wrists and breathe regularly:
Patchouli (pogostemon cablin)
Thyme (thymus vulgaris)
Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris)
Your identity may also appear to you in a new light!
To help you adopt a new perception of your identity, stay strong and motivated in your transformations. Here are some oils to spread in your home:
Frankincense incense (boswellia thurifera) noni
Evergreen cypress (cupressus sempervirens)
Exotic Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
Similarly, anchoring new habits of your new life is often stressful
Here are the essential oils that will help you:
Black pepper (Piper nigrum)
Atlas Cedar (Cedrus atlantica)
Lovage (Levisticum officinale)
Breath the one that you like the most as often as you can. These may be breathing oils… but you must not forget to breathe! Practice doing some anti-stress breathing techniques.
5 minutes of cardiac coherence
I am inspired here by the teachings of Dr. O’Hare: he speaks the most about it. You must learn to breathe in order to control your parasympathetic nervous system: it can slow your heart rate and thus induce an all over relaxation of your body, which can’t be ignored.
How to proceed: Sit in a comfortable position, back straight and feet on the ground, and inhale for 5 seconds, then exhale for 5 seconds. That’s it, for 5 minutes, three times a day.
While reading your newspaper; watching TV; listening to music; during a car ride; and most importantly, before an appointment; before making an important decision; or simply to get rid of your stress at the end of the day. What you eat also has a huge impact on how you manage stress, conserve energy, sleep well, and detoxify your emotions at the same time as your body.
You need anti-stress nutrition
We all know this, everything that’s good is bad for your mental balance! And so, your ability to handle stress well.
Coffee, black tea, alcohol, sugar, spices, frying, industrial products such as chips, pre-packaged cookies, candies etc …
I’m sure you know, but since this is a crash course, let’s go:
- Eat calmly, especially raw and fresh foods, vegetable juices and fresh fruit (not concentrated and not diluted in sugar)
- Eat as little as you can in the evening
- Eat as little wheat-based products as possible, the propensity of which has been found to maintain inflammation in the body, including your fat cells, your joints, your ligaments, etc.
- Supplement yourself intelligently. Of course, each case requires a personalized supplementation, but here are the ingredients necessary for the regeneration of your nervous system:
- 2000 mg of vitamin C
- A good mixture of Calcium-magnesium
- 2000 mg minimum of Omega 3 per day (you can easily double)
- A good mix of assorted B vitamins (thiamine, niacin, pantotenic acid, pyridoxine, cyanocobalamin)
- GABA (gamma-aminoburtyric acid), a neurotransmitter that calms and relaxes you completely after a lot of stress. These are capsules, just follow the dosage.
- Tahitian Noni juice: your daily weapon! Take 60 ml twice daily (followed by a large glass of water). This will allow you to strengthen your body by giving it the nutrients it needs.
Noni is rich in vitamins (B, C, E, K), minerals (iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, etc.), trace elements, antioxidants, amino acids, phytonutrients, bioflavonoids and polysaccharides (glucuronic acid, galactose, arabinose, rhamnose, glycosides and an ester trisaccharide). It also has a high enzymatic concentration. 152 nutrients all by itself. Your anti-constipation, anti-depressive, pain relief weapon and more… You can find it online on tni.com, original juice.
Now, let’s talk emotional pain
The classic method of managing it, often remains to take medication.
However, we know that psychotropic drugs are at the origin of a large number of disabling side effects.
In my opinion, the most disabling of all is the fact that they prevent you from feeling what your body is trying to communicate to you to push you to act, to change.
This sudden disability is the best way to force the body to scream louder, therefore, to trigger a real disease.
You do not need to get sick while you are trying hard to get better!
Emotional pain is important in the healing process: it must be lived to be recognized and then fought to grow, advance, transform, and evolve. It is the desire to no longer suffer that is the carrot of evolution!
Without it, there would be no creation, no energy for change! Remove that pain with drugs and the creativity disappears!