Self-Help

Music Relaxation

I have been really stressed and tense this past week since I started a new job. It has taken a lot of mental focus in order to learn everything that I need to succeed. But towards the end of the week I found something that has helped me tremendously: Music! I was changing the car radio station and I came across classical music. I decided to listen to that on the drive home. It made a world of difference. It was soothing and had a good flow. The next morning, I decided to leave it on that station. When I got to work I felt more at ease and less stressed. I ended up having a more productive day. So when you are feeling mentally or physically tired and in need of some de-stress and relaxation, turn on some uplifting tunes! 🙂

Self-Help

Mindfully Aware

Yesterday was not a good day for me. My emotions and depression were both getting bad. But even during this difficult time, I managed to pull myself out of it, even for a little bit, to notice my surroundings. I tried to focus on the present and what was in front of me. The touch of a tree, the view of a mountain, the sound of cars driving and people talking, the smell of flowers. It was during these moments that I felt as if I would be alright. Life was still happening and it wasn’t the end of the world. Thankfully I am feeling better today and hopefully this can help someone to become Mindfully Aware for just a moment. 🙂

Self-Help

Aromatherapy

 

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I absolutely adore scented things! I love to stop in the stores and smell the fresh flowers that they have for sale and almost all of the candles and incense. It makes me feel so good inside. I feel so relaxed when I find ones that I really enjoy the scent of. Technically speaking, I do this outdoors also, such as fresh cut grass, hay bales, farms {not everything on a farm smells nice}, flowers, rose bushes, and the scent of rain.

When I have the means, I prefer to buy Yankee Brand. I once got one many years ago while we lived in Guam and I was obsessed with it! That jarred candle lasted me ages and I was so sad when it was used up. The scent was Roses and it smelled amazing!

My next favorite choice – and still a really good quality candle – is Better Homes and Gardens!  I only recently found out about their candles and got the scent of “Crisp Fall Leaves” back in Autumn of last year. I actually have only burned it once because while I had it out for display a few months ago, I could faintly smell it as I passed by even without lighting it. And now that I don’t have it where I can easily walk past it, I sometimes just randomly go pick it up and smell it and that makes me happy.

As far as warmers go, there are so many cute kinds! 🙂

Right now I am using ScentSationals wax melts in apple scent and am really enjoying it! I find it nice because I can get them easier due to how inexpensive they are, yet it really does fill the room with fragrant smells!

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To-Do List Help

 

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One thing that I struggle with is getting easily overwhelmed with daily tasks. This consists of everything from cleaning to cooking to business related items. Honestly I just stand still and look around wondering where to start and trying not to break down. It’s so frustrating! The only thing that has ever worked for me has been to make a To-Do List. I’ve played around with different formats, from listing a few tasks at a time to putting time limits on each so I wouldn’t feel so overwhelmed.

If anybody else goes through a similar situation of not knowing what to do or where to start, I highly recommend using a dry erase board! I have found it so helpful to be able to jot down some chores and check them off or cross through them when I finish it. Sometimes I get creative and use different colors of markers for different items on my list. I’ve also used magnets to move from one item to the next to change things up some. Check out these dry erase boards to help you in your daily life!

Don’t forget to put self-care on your To-Do List!

 

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