The weeks have been heavy, lately. By the weekend my soul is toast. And, therefore, so is my energy. Being an introvert and an empath makes protecting my energy, these days, extremely challenging. I mean it was tough enough before the middle of March happened! Anyone else with me?
After having typed that I realized that I haven’t been using my oils like I normally would. There could be something to that. I haven’t been taking aromatic care of myself. This wasn’t the intent of this blog post, but I’m going to take it in that direction (just for a second) if you’ll humor me.
Let’s briefly discuss the benefits of inhaling essential oils. I’m not a doctor, but there is science behind it. And, I wish I were more “sciencey“!! Basically, when using essential oils aromatically, they affect the limbic system and cells of the body (just like any other “scent”). The Young Living Essential Oils I use are guaranteed straight from the plant. So, I know there’s nothing added and inhaling these oils will actually help me not harm me.
I don’t have a reason that I didn’t diffuse any essential oils last week, except that my mind was elsewhere with work and what’s going on in the world. I wasn’t being mindful to what my body needed. I, also, usually use an essential oil blend on my adrenal glands everyday. I didn’t do that last week, either. Ironically…earlier today I found a cool blog post about our adrenal glands. If you’d like to read what these glands do you can read about them here
. Thanks to this post, I was reminded of how important these little glands are to our health. While typing this, I just made sure to roll that blend on to my adrenals (mid/lower back).
Anyway….that wasn’t the intent of this post. So, I’ll move on. OR…maybe it actually is the intent of this post. Not necessarily essential oils and my adrenal health, but health in general. Our wellness. Have you been taking your usual measures of care for yourself? With gyms, spas, salons, and alternative places of wellness being closed what are you doing to care for yourself?
Honestly, I have been doing the bare minimum. I have, however, gotten a whole lot better at taking supplements everyday. So, I’m proud of that. I usually don’t take them all at once, but I did today.
Now that these wellness businesses are starting to open back up I couldn’t be more excited! I haven’t been slacking on my own wellness because I don’t care. I think I just got into the mindset of “why bother”. Which is awful! You know why I should bother? So I feel like myself and don’t gain weight (I’ve gained A LOT)! So I sleep better. So my joints don’t ache. And, so I’m not grumpy and tired all of the time.
I’ve been working from home, so I don’t need to go anywhere or see anyone. I have a “home gym” in my basement, but have discovered I can sleep until just before I have to clock into work. So my otherwise normal morning workouts have become pretty much non-existent. And, for me, that means the chances of me working out are slim to none. Believe me, this is not how I want to live and take care of myself. I love exercise! I always feel so much better when I do! I’m sure you do, too!
I look forward to when the gyms open back up. When I can get a Reiki appointment scheduled. Or a massage. I need all of these things!! My body feels completely out of whack.
I’d love to hear from you. How have you been taking care of yourself during these past few months? Or, haven’t been taking care of yourself? I hope you have been able to find something that works for you. Me? The one thing that’s been saving my soul is being able to get outside. Whether for a walk or sitting on the patio…like I am right now. Sun and fresh air….
Wishing you health and wellness.