Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.

-Anna Taylor

15 Essential Oils for Stress

15 Essential Oils for Stress

Essential oils have really become popular over the past couple years. They are believed to help certain situations in your life. Here are 15 oils to help you cope with your stress!

1. Lavender

It gives you this wonderful calming effect.

2. Wild Orange

Orange is a sent that is uplifting and energizing.

3. Frankincense

This allows you to become relaxed and grounded to your surroundings.

4. Lemon

This is a very cleansing sent.

5. Marjoram

I haven’t heard of this scent before, but it apparently helps you release your grief.

6. Geranium

This one is a happy scent and it can uplift your spirits.

7. Roman Chamomile

Chamomile is such a soothing scent.

8. Bergamot

This is another calming and uplifting scent.

9. Cypress

Cypress is a scent that will bring peace and trust to your body.

10. Clary Sage

Sage can actually balance your hormones.

11. Rosemary

Rosemary is used to reduce tension.

12. Patchouli

This brings out your self acceptance

13. Ylang Ylang

This scent can help you release your anger and frustration.

14. Sandalwood

Sandalwood will bring you a peaceful and grounding feeling.

15. Vetiver

This scent will cool down your anger and relax you.

7 day self-care challenge

7 day self-care challenge

Day 1: Sleep in and take your time getting out of bed.

Day 2: Take a long bubble bath and pamper yourself.

Day 3: Wash your bed sheets and take a shower before you lay in them at night. There is no better feeling.

Day 4: Do a workout. No it’s not fun, but you’ll feel better after you’ve done it.

Day 5: Sit down and write a list of things you love about yourself.

Day 6: Clean out your closet and donate the clothes you don’t want anymore.

Day 7: Plan something to look forward to.

10 Ways to Treat Yourself Without Spending Money

10 Ways to Treat Yourself Without Spending Money

1.Take a bubble bath

Taking a bubble bath is a great way to unwind after your day. It’s time spent for yourself and you can feel good after.

2. Look for free events near you

There are places hosting events all the time. Just go on google or even Facebook and search for events happening near you.

3. Go for a walk

Going for a walk is a great way to clear your mind and get out. No need for money.

4. Grab your favorite snack and catch up on your favorite show

Relaxing on the couch and just snacking is great, but add Netflix or Hulu to it and it’s even better. They have so many shows and movies to watch.

5. Take a nap

Who doesn’t love to nap? It’s free and you get to sleep.

6. Organize

I know I always feel better after organizing things that are messy. It’s like a mini accomplishment and you get a clean house from it.

7. Exercise

Obviously, exercising is work, but it’s a great way to refresh you body and get some much needed energy.

8. Head to the mall and grab some free samples from the food court

Malls always have some sort of free food floating around in the food court. Get out and try something new.

9. Jam out to your favorite music

Crank that music up and just dance. It’s a sneaky way to get exercise too.

10. Go to a park

Parks are normally free and a great way to get out into the world. Get out and meet some new people or just admire your surroundings.

My way of relaxing

My way of relaxing

So I’m sitting here watching a baking show and realize I have all kinds of cookies and brownies I can make. So I get up and light a Christmas candle and get to cooking. I made brownies with Andes mints in them, sugar cookies with Christmas trees, chocolate chip cookies (which of course I burned because I can’t bake chocolate chip cookies to save my life), and my famous peanut butter cookies. Nothing says Christmas like baking cookies. Hello December!