The worst kind of sadness is the kind that creeps in for no reason at all. The emotional roller coaster, it’s a reality for many of us. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You have the power to get you emotions under control. You really can be happy every day.
1. Move Your Body
Studies have shown that the chemicals released during periods of movement and exercise produce far better results than even antidepressant medications.
Exercising literally releases happy hormones into your brain.
When you get your heart pumping, it helps to oxygenate your blood and can make you feel more youthful, more positive, and sparks creativity too.
But exercise has kind of a weird vibe.
Some people are really into it, some aren’t, and most are kind of on-again off-again and struggle to stay consistent.
One of the reasons why people struggle with exercising is because there are too many rules attached to what it should look like. People feel like they just don’t have the time to fit it in.
But that’s not true, you do have the time, maybe you are just overwhelmed by all the rules.
Try incorporating movement into your everyday life. You can do squats as you wait for your coffee to make, tippy toes while you brush your teeth, choose the stairs over the elevator, park in the farthest parking spot, dance to your favorite song once a day. Forget all the rules, just keep moving and get your heart pumping at least once a day.
Move your body the way that feels right for you. There are many free exercise videos on YouTube, find one that feels fun. Or keep it simple and go biking, rollerblading, or power walking.
Some days when all else fails, I just jump up and down. Literally. Music in my ears, and I jump until I break a sweat.
Keep it simple, keep it fun, move your body every day.
Meditation, another loaded word. What the heck is it anyways? Am I supposed to be a monk now?
Here’s the deal. Your brain is blasted with massive amounts of information all day long, hundreds of thousands of things constantly needing processing. Images, media, videos, advertisements, your thoughts and worries, people talking to you, asking you questions, your phone dinging, distractions, to-do lists, responsibilities, work, noise, music, so much noise, in real reality and virtual reality.
We are processing so much simultaneously and it is addictive and it is overload. The more we multitask the more reliant we become on this constant stimulation. But our well being is craving silence, moments of peace and clarity.
Set aside 15 minutes every day and give yourself the gift of meditation. Simply lay or sit down, close your eyes and do nothing. Try not to move. Just do nothing. That’s it, that’s meditation. It’s a reset button. It helps you to tune into your inner self and get clearer on your intuition. It helps you to feel less stressed, more clear, and can even help you sleep better.
Just like with exercise, there are no rules with meditation. You can meditate in silence or with some soft music playing. Do it first thing in the morning or right before bed or at noon during your lunch hour.
3. Smell Essential Oils
Your limbic system (located in your brain) is responsible for motivation and other things like learning and your memory. It is also responsible for your emotions.
Essential oils work directly with your limbic system when you inhale them. The tiny little molecules travel through your nose and into your limbic system where they have the ability to communicate with your brain.
When you smell essential oils, your body responds by releasing endorphins, serotonin, and even noradrenaline (a stimulant). These are the chemicals released in your brain that boost your mood! (Woods-Lavoie, 2001)
Another interesting fact about essential oils is that they vibrate at a very high frequency.
Everything in the universe vibrates at a measurable frequency— plants, animals, you, and even the chair you’re sitting on. This frequency is measured in megahertz (MHz).
Every human vibrates at a certain frequency or megahertz that can be scientifically measured.
Your megahertz or vibration rate changes depending on what you eat, if you move your body, and how you’re feeling. Most humans measure between 62 to 72 megahertz. Colds and the flu start at 57–60 MHz, disease starts at 58 MHz.
Essential oils vibrate at a frequency that is very high compared to other objects measured. For example, superfoods like blueberries and spirulina measure between 15 to 52 MHz. Lavender essential oil from Young Living measures at 118MHz, Rose essential oil measures at 320 MHz. Imagine the benefits to your body by introducing an oil with such high frequency. It’s no wondering just smelling an oil is an instant pick-me-up.
The Bottom Line
It is possible to get off the emotional roller coaster and feel good everyday. Incorporating these three things into your life has the power to change it. I know because I’ve been there. It stinks to feel down for no good reason at all. So I try to do at least 2 out of the three each day and I’ve seen a massive change in my life. Try it for 30 days and see for yourself.
To Your Joy and Abundance,
Agnes T. <3
P.S. If you don’t have high quality essential oils like the ones from Young Living and would like to learn more, check out the Essential Oils tab right her on the blog.