Posted by Christie Chong on 9/7/2021
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September is in full swing! As you carry through into the school year, consider incorporating more wellness tools into your daily routine.
Seeking Comfort In New Situations
We’re all diving back into learning and growth. Listed below are three of our favourite products to aid with an exceptional work life balance.
Consider incorporating palo santo into an after school homework routine or as a calming start to the school day. Palo santo can be found in the form of a smudge stick or oil. Burning palo santo is said to release purifying properties in order to remove negative energies in a space. The antimicrobial properties tend to calm the nervous system, which reduces anxiety and stress levels as well. Palo santo essential oils have the same benefits when placed in a diffuser, but one may also choose to combine it with a carrier oil and rub it on the temples of their head if they don’t have access to a diffuser. The oil can also relieve congestion and inflammation.
Entering a new classroom or work group can be one of the most nerve wracking situations. Rose quartz revolves around relationships and promoting love. Having this stone around is said to improve connections and provide comfort. Rose quartz can be used as a worry stone, worn as a pendant or placed on a homework desk to inspire trust in the road ahead.
In this day and age, it’s almost impossible to escape technology. Shungite is composed of 98% pure carbon. Carbon is known for its diamagnetic shielding properties, which are said to neutralize the harmful effects of electromagnetic fields, also known as EMFs. Keeping shungite near a phone, tablet, computer, router or laptop is said to prevent potential damage to one’s body.
4 - 7 - 8 Breath
In addition to the tips above, one of the most powerful and simple ways to combat stress is to practice breathing and mindfulness. There are a number of excellent apps available to aid this practice. An easy way to start is the 4 - 7 - 8 Breath. Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound. Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of 4. Hold your breath for a count of 7. Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of 8. This is one breath. Now inhale again and repeat the cycle three more times for a total of four breaths.