From sunup to sundown you go, go, go. Between working, keeping your family life in order, and trying to eke out a little time for yourself, it’s a wonder that there are enough hours in the day. Fortunately, with some healthy tweaks, you’ll have everything you need to help fuel your busy life!
Wake up with what it takes
When the alarm goes off, don’t dread it! Start your day on the right side of the bed. Learn how to wake up easier with these simple tips that are sure to put a spring in your step and keep you going throughout the day:
Sunshine in a glass
Add 2 drops of Citrus Fresh™ Vitality™ to a glass of water. Hydrating first thing in the morning helps wake up your body and prepare you for the day, and the energizing aroma of Citrus Fresh will prepare you for what’s ahead.
Nothing starts a day off better than a good workout. Get the refreshing, guilt-free boost you need for your workout to succeed with NingXia Zyng™. White tea extract combined with pear and blackberry juice, Lime and Black Pepper essential oils, and wolfberry puree creates the perfect blend for helping you power through a run, a lifting session, or whatever helps your blood start flowing first thing in the morning.
If you really want to learn how to wake up fast, after your workout place 2 drops of Peppermint oil on a washcloth and place it in the shower with you. This makeshift diffuser will help awaken your senses and help set the course for the day ahead!
Commute with clarity
Whether you have an office job, you’re on the EO-sharing grind all day, or you’re a full-time stay-at-home parent, daytime hours are crunch time and getting there is half the battle. Let these Young Living products help make your commute an enjoyable start to the day:
Life is a highway
Keep your environment focused and calming by diffusing Brain Power™ or Clarity™ essential oil blends en route to the office. Use the Orb™ Diffuser and maintain peace of mind knowing that you won’t have an oily mess, since it’s specially designed to be spill-proof!
If carting kids for carpool is part of your day-to-day, add KidScents® GeneYus™ to your Orb™ Diffuser for a grounding aroma that helps them focus before school starts.
When the lunch hour hits, don’t just power through a protein shake while you run errands or eat a sandwich with one hand while catching up on emails. Without the proper rest and nutrition, you’re guaranteed to end the day with a lack of energy. It’s vital that you take time for your body and mind, so refuel with some of these favorites:
All the single ladies (and gentlemen)
NingXia Red® singles are easy to pack in your lunch or in your purse—making it easy to get a boost of pure essential oils and superfruits in the middle of your day. Sit back and enjoy your lunch and the wellness support that comes from NingXia Red!
Berry good to yourself
Adding a Wolfberry Crisp Bar to your lunch adds wholesome grains, fruits, and nuts to your lunchtime plans. Whole grains such as einkorn flour, quinoa, and flax seed—along with whey protein, pea protein crisp, and almonds—will help keep you full. Even if you’re a lunch-rusher, taking 15 minutes to do a few breathing exercises and eating a wholesome snack like a Wolfberry Crisp Bar can make a huge difference.
A tall drink of water
Take time to hydrate! Throughout the day make sure you’re getting enough of our favorite beverage: good old-fashioned H2O! Keep it from getting boring by adding a couple drops of your favorite Vitality™ oils. Citrus and mint essential oils are particularly invigorating and energizing!
The afternoon edge
There are only a few ways to cope with the 3 p.m. wall—and curling up under your desk for a nap can only work for so long until you’re caught. We recommend adding these mood-enhancer activities to your day to stand in for your siesta.
Get a boost of cognitive fitness from NingXia Nitro®. The infusion of essential oils, Korean ginseng, and green tea extract give you an extra spring in your step to help you make it through the afternoon.
Massage to make it through
When you really start to feel stuck and stagnant at the end of the day, grab a bottle of En-R-Gee™ essential oil blend and do a quick five-minute massage into your temples and the back of your neck. The aromatic lift you’ll get from this blend will carry you through until bedtime.
A leg up on lights out
You’ve made it through the long day! Whether you’re ready to unwind for the night once the kids are in bed or take your self-care out on the town, you know you have earned a night of rest and relaxation.
Love is in the air
Add a little Joy™ to your date night! This bright and floral blend of Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Palmarosa, and Rose essential oils—among others—provides the perfect aromatic backdrop for a night of romance, even after a long day.
Bath time bliss
Soak in the satisfaction of another great day on the books. Light some candles, fill your tub, and drink in the day’s successes. Infuse the water with your favorite essential oils or oil blends such as Lavender, Stress Away™, or Peace & Calming® to take these relaxation techniques to the next level.
Set a standard for self-care by creating a nighttime routine that’s relaxing and refining. A nightly facial using oils that your skin loves will send you to bed glowing inside and out.
Take a deep breath and calm your mind. Engaging in breathing exercises and mindful meditation as you wind down for the evening can help you prepare for a peaceful night’s sleep. With Young Living’s Breathe Again™ Roll-On incorporated into your consciousness practice, you’ll have the perfect companion for clearing your mind.
Supercharging your day with essential oils and essential oil-infused products makes a big difference when making up for a lack of energy, but the easiest way to make sure your day starts and ends strong is to have a healthy, balanced breakfast. When you try a few delicious, EO-infused recipes such as Mint Chocolate Protein Shakes and Gluten-Free Yogurt Waffles with Lemon-Lavender Blueberry Syrup, you will jump out of bed in the morning!
This blog was reprinted with permission from the Young Living website.