The Power of Motivation
“What motivates you?”…
…a question we are familiar with, but one we tend to relate to emotionally rather than physically.
What truly motivates us ALL is ENERGY. If we are lacking the energy we need to function daily, it’s no wonder we will be lacking the motivation to get through those do to lists. Our hormones work synergistically in the body, so when they are out of balance our energy levels will suffer. Two key players include;
Providing us with temporary energy in the ‘flight & flight’ response mentioned previously. If these cortisol levels exceed healthy levels, in the case of chronic stress, it can result in adrenal fatigue.
One key hormone responsible for our reproductive function. Estrogen directly influences our energy levels along with other functions such as sleep and serotonin levels. Low levels are associated with fatigue and factors including excess stress and xenoestrogens can worsen this.
Hormones aside, our emotions also play a key role in our energy and motivation levels. If we are feeling low, we will experience the physical drain on our body. Essential oils can help support both our hormonal and emotional wellbeing by maintaining physical balance and stimulating our mind. Here are some examples of oils and combos that can support you;
- Bergamot – uplifts while alleviating tension and fatigue
- Rosemary & lemon – stimulates the mind and enhances focus
- Peppermint & wild orange – energises & uplifts low mood
- Eucalyptus – clears the mind and oxygenates the body
- Basil – enhances mental focus and alertness
- Motivate – doTERRA’s Encouraging Blend – a powerful, stimulating mix of Peppermint, Clementine Peel, Coriander Seed, Basil Herb, Yuzu Peel, Melissa Leaf, Rosemary Leaf and Vanilla Bean Absolute.
And lastly, a top tip to beat those afternoon dips;
- Place 1 x drop of peppermint & 1 x drop of wild orange in your palm.
- Rub hands together.
- Cup over mouth / nose and inhale deeply.
- Rub the remaining oil into your neck and shoulders.
You will be amazed by the powerful energising boost this combo delivers…Carpe diem!