Today I'm talking about three simple things you can do to relieve stress every day.
I love making life super easy, super fun. And I structure my life to feel accomplished at the end of my day instead of like I'm always behind.
Simplify Your Life
One of the things we talk about a lot in our Herbal Apprentice Program is how to simplify our lives and not get bogged down by the daily tasks.
Especially when it comes to self-care, I see so many people adding tons of stuff to their list.
When I started as an herbalist, I was like,
“Okay, self-care means I have to:
get a massage
do my yoga
do my special breathing
take my vitamins..."
I mean, the to-do list just keeps going on and on.
And it's so easy to get overwhelmed by all these things that we stop doing it all completely, and then we're back to, “Oh my gosh, I'm so stressed out and I can't figure out why.”
So I like to break that cycle and really get it down to three simple things that will make your life easier and better one step at a time.
Let's Brain Dump
If you have ever heard of brain dumping and prioritizing, that's what we're doing today.
We're learning how to make a to-do list to simplify your day.
My favorite way to do this is to take a few minutes and:
Take all of the to-dos floating around in your head
Put them all on paper
Choose your top three priorities for the day
By writing all these things down, you're not waking yourself up at two o'clock in the morning anymore with, “Oh my god. I forgot to…”
It’s someplace so your brain stops ruminating over those little obsessive to dos.
So write it all down. It gets captured on paper. You can move on.
And then from that list, I look at my schedule, as well as my energy level for the day. If I have low energy, I do less stuff or less hard stuff.
And by figuring out what my top three priorities are, I’m able to determine the most realistic things that I can actually get done today.
And by doing this, I take the pressure off of the shoulda, woulda, coulda’s.
I get to focus on the few things I can actually get done and feel good, happy, and complete at the end of the day.
So I’d like to suggest you try out this little exercise this week:
Brain dump all your to dos
Figure out your three simple things you can get done
What can you actually accomplish so that you're not feeling so stressed all the time?
Essential Oils for Stress Relief Class
For more stress relief techniques, Artemisia Academy is offering an Essential Oils for Stress Relief class coming up.
We will go over:
5 common essential oils that help to calm down your nervous system
How these herbs work in a way that specifically helps with stress regulation
How to make an Aromatherapy Roll On to use EVERYDAY for stress relief
PLUS, we will have bonus trainings on:
Meditation for stress relief
We’re really excited to be bringing this to you to be able to have really simple, applicable, everyday remedies that you can use no matter where you're at.
And we're going to be focusing specifically on essential oils that are really easy to find. Not some rare, exotic products that are way too expensive and inaccessible.
So if you want to catch this awesome class, click here to register.
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I hope you all have a great week and enjoy simplifying your lives with your three to dos every day!