This morning the old Amber wanted to come back around. The Amber who saw life in a negative way, who used to feel down and not want to go on with life. This Amber peaked her head in the door, and I slammed it!
First, I cut on my essential oil diffuser. I don’t even know what oil I had in the diffuser from the day before, but I cut it on regardless. I knew that it would help my mood. I also applied the blend for women to the back of my neck. This blend of patchouli, bergamot, sandalwood, rose, jasmine, cinnamon bark, cistus, vetiver, ylang ylang, geranium, cocoa bean extract and vanilla bean extract helps to balance the emotions and hormones. I knew my depressed mood had to do with hormonal imbalance, so I grabbed blend for womean right away.
Second, I kept with my usual routine. I did not allow myself to lounge on the couch or piddle away my time. I made breakfast for my husband and son. I spent time reading my Bible and praying. I played with my son. I bathed him and then took a shower myself. I played with my son some more and then I put him down for a nap. Now I’m writing this blog post.
Third, I chose a positive attitude. I chose not to stay in the place mentally where I used to spend so much time. I decided not to view the day with dread, but to go about my day as usual and enjoy it.
There are many ways we can respond when we experience a depressed mood. Today I knew I could either give in to my feelings and pity myself all day or choose to make positive adjustments in my attitude and behavior. Thankfully I chose the second option. But first, I reached for my essential oils!