Facing a new week when you feel a low energy level
Sometimes your weekend is so busy that you get no rest or down time. Before you know it – it’s the start of a new week and your low energy level makes it look like the week will be a mountain climb. So what can you do to gain some more energy and make that mountain into a mole hill?
The obvious and go to answer – CAFFEINE! Coffee, Soda Pop, or other energy drinks. However this tends to be a short fix and then comes the crash. Plus the effects on your body – queasy feelings and nervous energy. So while I love a good cup of coffee, let’s take a look at another possibility.
Why not use your mind to influence the way your body feels. This is where an Aromatherapy Candle can really be useful. A candle? Yes – certain fragrances can influence the way your body responds. That is the way aromatherapy works. When you breathe in the aroma it triggers the area of the brain that controls moods and feelings. Your brain then releases certain chemicals to your body to make it function in a responsive way. Our sense of smell is one of the greatest triggers for moods and memories.
So what scents should I look for? While this is no guarantee the following list has the most generally accepted scents to combat fatigue:
- Amber – Increased Mental Focus, Concentration and Creativity
- Basil – Increases Energy and Concentration, Helps Fight Fatigue
- Eucalyptus – Provides Energy and Helps Fight the Common Cold, Sinus and Headaches
- Peppermint – Increases Energy and Concentration with Lower Stress
The following scents I would recommend for the end of the day to help you unwind and prepare your body to get the rest it needs to recover and recharge:
- Chamomile – A Soothing effect on the Mind and Body also good for Stress Relief
- Lavender – Use for Relaxation, Stress and Anxiety Relief
- Sandalwood – Provides a Feeling of Calmness, Security and Happiness
- Ylang Ylang – Maximum Relaxation, Lowers Your Energy Level – Best used at the End of the Day
Here’s to positive feelings and a low stress week.