During the summer months, our routines shift. And certainly in this time of Covid, other patterns and habits have shifted as well. We can find ourselves overwhelmed by uncertainty and thoughts of the future. We may have become lulled into the unscheduled freedoms of summer-- and that can be a very necessary and useful reboot for us. Yet, that unscheduled schedule is typically not sustainable. We are in need of new rhythms, especially as a precarious school year looms.
I'm terrible with rhythms. I'm more of an easygoing, flow by the seat of my pants person. But this practice is truly not easy going. I know that when I DO follow a rhythm, I can be more present because I don't need to worry about the other things I need to do; those things have their own place in my rhythm. Magically, space opens up for me in a way that seems to create more hours in my day and allows for creativity and accomplishment that wakes up my capacities for enjoyment and satisfaction in life, even while doing the seemingly mundane tasks of everyday modern living.
SOMETIMES YOU KNOW WHAT YOU NEED TO DO, BUT IT'S HARD TO GET YOURSELF TO DO IT.
Self-discipline is a conscious act. And consciously you can still need help with it. My go-to tool for helping me with this is Motivate® - an essential oil blend by doTERRA. I have a handful of top oils that help me where I need an extra bit of help to do the things I want to do. Days where I feel lazy, overwhelmed or underwhelmed, or paralyzed, I can't tell you how useful Motivate® has been for me.
It's called the "Encouraging Blend" and includes a blend of mint and citrus essential oils. For some reason, it smells like vanilla to me. It is used for enhancing feelings of confidence, courage, and positivity. For me, it just works.
How I use it: typically I use the Motivate® Touch, a roller bottle already mixed with a carrier oil, and I dab it at the pressure points on my wrists and behind my ears. I'll keep this near me to reapply as necessary. You can also choose to diffuse it in the air.
Let me know if you try it and how it works for you. Get your Motivation on and Enjoy Life!!
PS. Right now (August 2020), Motivate® Touch is 15% off. Get this from my store here-- select "Shop" at the top menu bar.
I am the Essential Soul Mama. I am a mama, a soulful-spiritual teacher, an intentional storyteller, and a lover of stories of all kinds, in all forms. I write about parenting, natural health options, mind-body-soul connections, and anything that elevates our lives.