I love to visit the beautiful lavender farms around Portland. Lavender is also my favorite essential oil for relaxation and for its wide range of uses. I use lavender every day as my perfume, just a drop behind each ear and it is my favorite oil to diffuse in my home. Sometimes I add a few drops of lemon oil with it for a fresh, clean scent. Lavender oil has been called the “Swiss army knife” of oils because it is so versatile. Here are 25 ways that you can begin using lavender essential oil too. [Read more…] about 25 Ways to Use Lavender Essential Oil
In honor of LifeOhm’s 50th post, I am giving you, my amazing readers, a free printable download to help you remember to nurture yourself. Click here to download the free printable and go on to read more about the 50 Ways to Nurture Yourself.
The Importance of Nurturing Yourself
At one time or another, we all feel stressed or pressured by our busy schedules. During busy times, especially, it is so important to nurture ourselves. As the flight attendants wisely point out, you have to put on your own oxygen mask before trying to help others. The same thing goes for caring for yourself: if you don’t take the time to nurture and care for yourself before helping others, you will quickly become fatigued and end up having less to give.
“If you feel ‘burnout’ setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself. The point is to have a long-term perspective.” ~ Dalai Lama
When you take the time to nurture and care for yourself, it’s easier to have a happy, upbeat mindset. You feel better about your life in general and it’s easier to get through challenging work tasks. This in turn allows you to have more to give to family and loved ones.