Look at the image and have yourself a chuckle. It’s something we can all relate to and laughing about it diffuses the anxiety of the reality. Humor is an excellent alternative to exercise for releasing endorphins into your body, and both are healthier alternatives to alcohol and nicotine which also release endorphins. And let’s face it, a happy, healthy parent is happy and healthy for kids, too.
But have you considered essential oils? doTERRA is a Utah based company, recently voted business of the year, that have a range of essential oil based products that are used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used as a single oil at a time or in complex blends in one of three methods:
Essential oils, when diffused, can be very stimulating, while others can be calming and soothing. Diffusing essential oils can also cleanse and purify the air.
Essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and many can be safely applied topically when used in conjunction with a carrier oil, such as Fractionated Coconut Oil.
Look at the website to see what would work for you. It’s healthy for kids, too, so you could have them join in for a relaxing ritual before you demand they find your mind for you