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My journey in life as a stay at home mom building a career and being a caregiver to my mother and husband. Balancing life, family, and the unexpected. Contact me on the Weekly Essential face book page or feel free to email me if you would like to know more about essential oils or a business opportunity kollette@weeklyessential.com. Essential oils not only changed my life but helped me be prepared for the unexpected in life and how to deal with it.

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Friday, February 19, 2016

10 Energy Boosting Tips

Here are some simple ways to beat the middle of the day fog and regain lost energy. There are lots of ways and so many things shared about energy. Find what works best for you! Here are a few tips.

1. Take Quality Supplements

Because of the lack in nutrients in the average diet, it is important to give your body what it needs and to take a daily supplement. (Contact me if you need recommendations or would like to know what we use in our family)

2. Work Out

Try something new with your workout, how about midday? I know right it is hard for me but it may work for you. Studies suggest that working out mid-day can increase your productivity, which would make your time away from office worth it! I know swimming works for me, it is relaxing and calms emotions. It helps me both mentally and physically. 

3. Go Outside

Simply going outside and having sun exposure will help keep your vitamin D Levels up. Also by breathing in fresh air for 10-20 minutes a day can change both your energy levels and mood.


4. Hydration is Key

Stay Hydrated, it is important to keep water in your system. Stay away from sugary drinks that can actually dehydrate you more. I know that drinking water can be boring, so add a few drops of Lemon, Wild Orange, Cassia, Peppermint, Spearmint, Bergamot and grapefruit. 


5. Breathe and Stretch 

Deep breathing from the diaphragm can help get the blood flowing and stretching helps re-energize your mind and muscles to fight off any anxiety that may be creeping in. If you don't stretch, try touching your toes everyday, at least do that. It is important to stretch, so make sure you are stretching your body. Try Eucalyptus, peppermint, birch, marjoram for occasional sore muscles. There are some great breathing meditations online, I love the Vortex with Ester and Jerry Hicks, 15 minutes of deep breathing. Any breathing meditation. Breath means spirit in Latin, so breathe!

6. Eat More Frequently


I don't know about you, but If I don't eat 5 small meals a day, I am not much fun to be around. Have you paid attention on how food effects your mood? Pay attention, write it in a journal, have your kids pay attention on how things like sugar and soda effect them. Food is most important to fuel our body. When we start to get hungry, are moods and level of activity can quickly decline. If you are suffering from hunger pains, irritability, tiredness, try eating healthier smaller meals more often.


7. Take a Power Nap

We are all over stimulated and with a husband of a brain injury, I have learned how over stimulated we all are. Taking a long nap is great if you are healing, but if you are not a power nap is key. By taking a midday power nap 10-20 minutes a day is so good for you and your brain. You will feel better and be able to be on top of your game. If you need motivation after your nap or help taking a nap. Try some lavender to help calm you down so you can rest. Enjoy Peppermint and wild orange to boost that energy again. Remember by taking a nap is taking care of yourself. Every place of work should have nap time.

8. Balancing is Key

There is a wonderful touch massage and if you would like to know more about it, please contact me. It is amazing and I am certified and happy to help you. Use grounding essential oil blends if you can and if you can get the balancing touch massage with essential oils application, it can help you re-center and reduce stress. Make sure to stay hydrated before and after. 

9. Invigorating with Essential Oils

Diffusing citrus essential oils is shown to help uplift and improve your mood. Try Frankincense, peppermint and rosemary are beneficial in invigorating the senses. 

10. Get Enough Sleep

While sleeping your body does a lot, including healing and rejuvenating. Make sure you are getting plenty of rest. On average we get 5 hours a sleep a night, as adults we need 7-9 hours of sleep, children 9-11 hours. Slow down, take care of your body and quit doing what everyone else is doing and slow down and enjoy life. Sleep in so important! Need help getting your z's, drink water, exercise, take your supplements, use a drop of lavender or wild orange on your pillow before turning in for a good night sleep. Sleep well!

I hope you enjoyed these Energy Boosting Tips. If you would like to know more about essential oils, please contact me. The contact is on the top right. 


Essential Oils for Energy

Peppermint
Wild Orange
Rosemary
CedarwoodFrankincense and many more. Experiment and see what works for you!

Enjoy!
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug administration.These product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.



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Vetiver

Vetiver



This is one of my favorite oils, it grounds me and calms me. It is not for everyone but I never leave home without it. It is great blended with Lime or Wild Orange.

The primary benifits of Vetiver is that is is very calming for nerves and emotions. Vetiver can also enhance the immune system.



Suggested uses

Aromatically 
Diffuse 3-4 drops before going to bed to unwind your mind

Topically
 massage onto the back of the neck, bottom of the feet or add to warm bathwater for deep relaxation. 

Internally 
Add to tea or hot drinks during cold months. 

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug administration.This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.