I know I have a tendency to be stressed out, and I really try hard to not over-commit and over-schedule in order to keep my stress to a minimum.
HOWEVER… over the holidays, I could feel my stress level soaring. With 2 kids in school, every day they were coming home with new items for my to-do list! Christmas parties to organize (that I had obviously committed to back when school started), snacks for parties to make, specific color and style of clothing to find and purchase for school plays, not to mention Christmas gifts not only for our family, but all the different teachers they interact with in a day! And my daughter’s birthday is 2 weeks before Christmas… so we had a small ‘friend’ party and a family party to organize!
It’s not that I’m not happy to do all of these things… I just wish they didn’t all come at once! It will be like this for a long, LONG time, so I know I need to get used to it. I realized I was going to bed super tense and stressed, and I found myself waking up in the middle of the night thinking of all the things that must be done.
I don’t know why it took me so long to think of it, but one night before I went to bed, I decided to use my Stress Away essential oil!!
I used the roll-on on my wrists and on the back of my neck. That first night, I SLEPT LIKE A BABY. I woke up thinking, WOW! I slept SO GOOD! Then I remembered I had used Stress Away before bed. So I did it the next night. And the next. I couldn’t believe how much it helped! It just showed me that this holiday stress was even causing me to wake up in the night!
During the day when I would feel my stress level rise, I would use it on my wrists and neck… and a few minutes later I could feel my body physically relax. So this oil is like my mini-vacation in a bottle!
If my mind is just racing, and I’m not overly tense or stressed, Peace & Calming works great to quite down my mind before bed (read my post “Peace and Calming – The Off Switch for a Racing Mind“). But Stress Away is definitely the ticket for me when I’m stressed and temporarily feeling anxious!
Stress Away contains Copaiba, Lime, Cedarwood, Vanilla, Ocotea, and Lavender. A bottle of Stress Away is included in the Premium Starter Kit!!*Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read the full disclaimer here.