You would expect that after a year of working from home due to lockdown, we would be absolute professionals at it. However, the reality is, that it can still sometimes be challenging to keep our focus and knowing when to stop. Let’s face it, working from home can be nice but there is often little separation between professional life and personal life anymore. It’s so easy to quickly grab your laptop one last time to check your email at 9pm.
What about getting started in the morning, do you really have the motivation and focus to start working at 8am? Probably not. Thankfully, there are ways to transition between work and personal life, for example by using aromatherapy.
What is aromatherapy?
If you’ve never heard of aromatherapy before, a whole new world is about to open up for you. Aromatherapy, in short, helps you to connect your feelings and thoughts to scents, which will contribute to your emotional wellbeing. Aromatherapy has been used for centuries, especially in India and China, but is now being used in the form of balms, candles, lotions or diffusers. Certain scents will trigger the limbic system in your brain, which is responsible for behavioural and emotional responses. For example, the smell of lavender will make us feel more relaxed whereas the smell of mint helps to increase focus.
Aromatherapy for working from home
While working from home, you will experience different emotions and moods that will challenge you. These emotions might be a feeling of being; unfocused, unmotivated, stressed or even careless. Are you struggling to find your focus to get started with work? Then you might find that an aromatherapy candle with the smell of rosemary, clary sage and mint will help you to feel more focused. These scents can helps to boost memory, increase alertness and stimulate mental activity.
During busy times, it can be difficult to find a moment of peace and you might experience feelings of stress. Especially when you’re working from home, it is very easy to take that stress into your personal life as well, resulting in sleepless nights or worrying. The line between work and free time is fading and that makes it difficult for some people to stop thinking about work after finishing their working day. During times of stress, the Aromatherapy Collection can be the perfect tonic to feel more relaxed.
Positive feelings during lockdown
In the past year of lockdown, mental health has been a struggle for many people as we are stuck at home which can be challenging at times. Happy thoughts are sometimes hard to find and for that, aromatherapy can be used to transition your mood into something positive. Use our Happy Place candle for an instant burst of positivity which can help you to start your day off on the right foot.
Slowing down after working from home
After a long day of work, it can be difficult to fall asleep quickly as your mind will probably quickly wander off to work-related stress. By using the Scent to Sleep candle during your evening routine, your body and mind will be more relaxed and it will be easier to fall asleep peacefully. The candle is a blend of lavender, chamomile and Ho wood, among others, to relax your body and clear your mind. You will quickly drift off into a peaceful sleep which will enable you to make a fresh start in the morning!