We've all had those days where there wasn't enough time in the day, not enough food in the fridge, not enough clothes that we want to wear, not enough patience to stay sane and not enough money to do a thing.
Before I got back into my meditation, I felt these things everyday. I had just graduated University (Which was one of the happiest days of my life. I walked the stage and turned 23 the same day), and was facing 0 prospects for a full time teaching gig, 0 substitute lists, and being with 3 families with my job of working with autistic children. One from 9-12, another a 30 minute drive away from 12-430 and the last one from 430-630. This was my life for four months.
My panic attacks came back in full force, my body kept trying to get me to sleep in when I had to get up (especially when the child's routine changed and I had to be there for 830 or worse, 745), and I felt like I was distancing those around me because I was just a ball of emotion.
In comes Young Living. I gravitated to this oil right away when I opened up the starter kit. When you order the premium starter kit you get the diffuser, everyday essential oils (10 5-ml bottles) and the starter kit which comes with samples of ningxia ningxia, thieves, peace and calming, peppermint and lavender, and a 5ml bottle of stress away with convertible roll on lid. I smelled it, I rubbed it all over my body, I wondered where it had been all of my life. You know that saying 'if stress made you lose weight, I'd be a supermodel?' Well, if that were true, I'd probably be in the hospital because I would be paper thin. I don't do stress well.
Stress away is a blend of vanilla, lime, copabia, cedarwood, ocotea, and lavender. It can be diffused to help stress away your room, or it can be applied topically. When I first applied this it went on my wrists. I'd look strange in public smelling my wrists, but if it got to that point, I would not care. I was stressed enough already. Some days I will put it on the back of my neck so that I can smell it a bit easier too. Stress away is also a key part of the 'anxiety trio' which consists of valour on the back of the neck, joy over the heart, and stress away over the wrists. And, as are most of the oils in the starter kit, it is in my diy sleep cream (a lot of oils I know, but it works!)