4 Ways to Incorporate Aromatherapy in Your Office

Life is stressful. Why not allow yourself to relax and reassess at work while inhaling cleansing scents? Aromatherapy is a great way to lessen stress levels, help you think with more clarity and smell things that are pleasing to the brain. If you’re thinking about improving morale in your office, aromatherapy is one of the best ways to do it. Here’s four ways to start using aromatherapy in your office.

 

Don’t mask or mix other odors

Before trying aromatherapy, make sure there aren’t other scents lingering around that could mix with your pleasant scents and create something that’s not-so-nice smelling. Get rid of trash odors or other scents before trying essential oils or diffused aromas.

 

Inhale something that relieves stress

You should understand the different ways that scents affect your mind before choosing one. Lemon can help you to wake up, while lavender helps to calm down. Peppermint can increase the clarity of your mind and rosemary can increase alertness and performance levels. Experiment with different scents to see how they affect you and what you like the most.

 

Choose a way to dispel scents

There are many ways to have scents waft through an office space. You could buy a diffuser that would mist essential oils into a room. You could also use potpourri, candles or mists throughout the day. Lotions or oils with good smells can improve mood. Finally, you could rub a few drops of essential oils into your hands and then breathe the scent in or your could rub it behind your neck.

 

Make it user-friendly

Before spraying all your good-smells, make sure there is no one around you who is allergic or has an aversion to those smells. While certain scents can increase performance in some people, it can inhibit performance in others. Make sure your scents are ok by all those around you and don’t use anything too overpowering.

 

Aromatherapy has the power to uplift your spirits and your mind during a long work day. It can help keep you energized and alert, ready with new ideas and inspiration. Utilizing essential oils can help bring increased clarity to your mind and help you work cohesively with your team at work.

 

 

5 Reasons to Start Your Day with Yoga

Your alarm is beeping and it feels way too early. All you want to do is crawl back in to bed or go make yourself a giant cup of coffee. But, what if you took that time to roll out your mat and do some yoga practice instead? Mornings can be hectic and busy, but allowing your body and mind to slowly unwind and prepare for the day can be one of the best things for you. Here are five reasons to start your day with yoga.

 

It will stimulate you mentally

If you find yourself feeling frazzled and disorganized throughout the day, practicing yoga in the morning could help you get some order back in your life. It will give you the mental clarity you need to make it through the work day and leave you energized into the evening hours.

 

It will help you think positive

Starting your day by offering positive affirmations, doing some sun salutes and meditating about how you want your day to go can be incredibly powerful in setting yourself up for success. You’ll be waking earlier to do yoga (even if it’s only 10 minutes earlier) and you won’t feel as stressed and aloof as usual.

 

It gets your metabolism going

You’ll be less likely to snack on junk food throughout the day after you’ve started your morning with a yoga practice. The good feelings that come from doing yoga help to boost your metabolism, making your digestive system work properly and helping you stay away from foods that aren’t good for you.

 

Your body is stiffer in the morning

Stretching just feels amazing when your limbs are stiff. Pushing through the slight pain, you feel waves of joy as you stretch your muscles and hold poses for as long as you can. If you’re the type that likes to challenge yourself, yoga in the morning will be great for you. Your body will thank you for the care you’re giving it.

 

You’ll slow down and enjoy it more

When you do yoga in the morning, you move more slowly because you are still waking up. You’ll feel peace as you slowly sweep through movements. Your body will wake up and you’ll be radiating positive energy throughout the day.

 

Practicing yoga first thing in the morning isn’t easy, but it can have long-lasting benefits on your body and your mind. Try it out to see how great you can feel in the morning.