You would expect that after a year of working from home mostly, we would be absolute professionals at it. However, the reality is that it can sometimes still be challenging to work from home, keeping your focus and knowing when to stop. Because let’s face it, working from home can be nice but there is no direct line between professional life and personal life anymore. It’s so easy to quickly grab your laptop one last time to check your email at 9 pm. Or what about getting started, do you really have the motivation and focus to start working at 8 am every morning? Probably not. Thankfully, there are ways to transition between work and personal life, for example by using aromatherapy. In this blog, we will explain five daily transitions that will help you to work from home.
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 differ from 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 balm or candle with the smell of Rosemary, Clary Sage and Mint will help you to feel more focused. These scents can be found in the FOCUS Aromatherapy Balm, which helps to boost memory, increase alertness and stimulates 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 DE-STRESS Aromatherapy collection, whether it’s a candle, lotion or balm, can be used to feel more relaxed. The DE-STRESS range uses Chamomile, Neroli and Mandarin to promote calmness and relaxation, soothe tension and to support feelings of wellbeing.
Positive feelings during lockdown
In the past year, 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 the HAPPY Aromatherapy Balm for an instant burst of positivity which can help you to start your day off on the right foot. The HAPPY Aromatherapy products use uplifting citrus and mint blend to promote happiness and positivity.
Slowing down after working from home
Your working day is over and it is now finally time to relax. When it’s time to transition from your working mode to your relaxing mode, the ESCAPE Aromatherapy Balm can be used to shift gears quickly and start enjoying some “me time”. The ESCAPE Aromatherapy products, which contain Oud, Sandalwood and Frankincense, are especially useful before practicing yoga or meditation.
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 SLEEP WELL Aromatherapy Balm during your evening routine, your body and mind will be more relaxed and it will be easier to fall asleep peacefully. The SLEEP WELL Aromatherapy products use a blend of Lavender, Chamomile, Palmarosa 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!