A busy life can be rewarding as you are spending time with lots of friends and family, countless hours of hard work is paying off in your career or you’re managing a home renovation that you can’t wait to live in. But for it to be sustainable, you need to take time out too. Too much of any one of those things will make you feel tired and run down. But with a meditation ritual added into your daily routine even if it’s just for 10 minutes, can really benefit your mood.
Morning rituals with Rosemary, Mint and Sage scents
If you love to be productive and thrive on getting things done, then starting your day right is a must. A slower and more thoughtful start to your day will help ease you into a productive state of mind. Whatever time your working day starts it’s good to have an hour or two beforehand to get yourself ready and have time for yourself. It’s often found that if you are an early riser, from around 6am - 7am, then you will feel more awake during the day, more alert and better at decision making.
The first step to a morning ritual starts as soon as you wake up. Once you’re awake, sit up or get out of bed immediately, as this will help you shake off the inevitable tiredness from waking more quickly than laying in bed and scrolling through your phone. As another beneficial morning act, try not to reach for your phone, the harsh light and fast consuming content will throw you off your relaxing morning ritual.
Take your time to get ready for the day by showering, getting dressed into comfy clothes and anything else you usually do as your morning routine, remember not to rush yourself and let your mind naturally guide you through the morning. Prepare and drink a warm cup of herbal scented tea with your breakfast. Take time to stir and strain your tea leaves, as this will make you feel more present and grounded. Find a cosy spot in your home to sit and enjoy your freshly brewed tea. You can use this time to practise ‘single-tasking’; the art of giving just one thing your full attention until you move onto the next. This can free up your mind and de-stress your thoughts, helping you become more present and reap the full benefits of your morning rituals.
After your tea and breakfast, use your time to do something you enjoy like meditating, yoga or being creative using aromatherapy to enhance your experience. If you want to feel more energised and focussed for the day ahead, before you begin your meditation apply the FOCUS balm using the Scentered wellbeing ritual:
Stop - Apply a balm directly to your wrist, neck and temples or light a Scentered candle to purposefully fill the room with mindful meaning.
Inhale – Raise your wrists or candle to your nose and deeply inhale, visualizing the mind state you wish to achieve in this moment.
Reset – Exhale deeply as you step into the next moment of your daily journey.
From this morning ritual you will benefit from increases alertness and boosted memory, increased focus on cognitive tasks, and relieved mental fatigue.
Midday visualizations to calm the mind
To escape a busy moment in the middle of the day, take time out from your schedule with 10 minutes for yourself. During this time, sit comfortably and begin to focus on your breathing while applying the ESCAPE travel balm to your wrists and visualize back to a calming moment to escape to during your 10 minutes. The compact size means it’s easy to take with you wherever you go for in times of need. The enticing blend of fragrant notes will leave you in a more relaxed meditative state. One truly amazing scent within this balm is Frankincense which helps to ground and balance your mind making it easier for your to create visulizations.
Using 10 minutes out from your workload to sit and meditate is a lot more effective in calming your mind and refocusing your energy than reaching for your phone and scrolling through social media. In time, it will become easier and more of a second nature to spend a moment catching up with yourself, in place of stress.