Wellness at work
When it comes to stress management during a working day we often focus on a good night’s sleep, balanced breakfast, exercise and other daily routines. However all too often we overlook the small ways we can continue to maintain our wellness balance during the working part of our day.
No matter whether you have a highly demanding job or not, stress plays a role in most peoples’ working day. How we manage that stress is key. Not only to how we perform at work, be it from home or from a corporate office setting but also how our body reacts in its everyday functions. Unmanaged and accumulative stress can lead to increased blood pressure, indigestion, inflammation, tissue damage , collagen and elastin breakdown, hormonal imbalance as well as affect our mental and emotional health.
Adrenal fatigue is another key factor that many of us overlook
when it comes to how we manage our energy through our working day.
Both prolonged pressure and continued short bursts can take its toll
on our adrenals and energy stores if we are not managing this properly.
The immediate affects of this can result in exhaustion at the end of the day, but can lead to more extreme cases of prolonged fatigue, weight gain, toxicity build up, fluid retention, capillary damage, migraines and more.
So with this in mind, let us look at some simple ways we can maintain a balance throughout the day and not just rely on the heavy lifting at the start and finish.
Introduce these simple tips and therapeutic oils
into your daily routine to balance stress levels
and emotional clarity
These essential oils go beyond just pleasant aroma or relaxation. The flora pharmacy that we use at Subtle Energies as active ingredients, have unique chemical constituents and profiles which trigger a profound and effective result through the body’s physiology. At the same time they also work through the olfactory system, where the brain can activate an emotional and hormonal response. With over 30 years of clinical research Subtle Energies draw from the masterful blending and chemistry of Aromatherapy and the ancient principles of Ayurveda.
1. Just breathe
It is times like this that more than ever we need to allow ourselves a moment to centre and ground before moving forward. Be it in making key decisions, heading into meetings or drawing on our creative thinking, we all should be taking a few moments to simply stop, breathe and reset.
We recommend the Aura Protection Mist as a key part of this process. Mist three to five pumps around the face & body and begin a cycle breath technique. Breathe into your abdomen gently for a count of six, hold for a count of six and release for a count of six. By repeating this breathing technique three times you are providing the brain with oxygen, diffusing the body’s fight or flight response, lowering blood pressure and reducing the draw on your adrenals. This will help ensure your next step is from a place of confidence and clarity.
2. Boost your energy
Increase your energy levels, support adrenal balance and help elevate your mood by including a Rasayana Detox & Adrenal patch to your work attire.
Subtle Energies inhalation patches allow for active aromatherapy to be administered with ease, slowly releasing the aromas over a period of four hours. The Rasayana Detox & Adrenal patch contains incredible oils such at Tulsi, Wild Turmeric and Limbu this refreshing aromatic blend will help you feel energised and focused during your working day.
3. Take a break, keep cool
With more of our space being taken up looking into digital screens and virtual conversations we can easily find hours have passed without giving our eyes a break. This quickly leads to headaches, tired dehydrated eyes and a flushed face.
A key for maintaining a healthy balance is to take a digital break every hour to refocus and rest your eyes and mind. We recommend including our Pure Indian Rose Hydrosol into this regime where its natural cooling botanical waters provide instant relief to cool and calm hot tired eyes and rehydrate the skin.
Tip:Using both mists at the same time ie Rose Hydrosol on your face and back of your neck and Aura Protection around you work exceptionally well.
4. Stop, walk and stretch.
If your work involves sitting down using a computer it is important to remember to get up from your desk every hour for 3 minutes.
Another point to consider is to stretch your hands. Whether your are working in the office, on site, or on the road, our hands are in constant use and in contact with computers, tools or other people. With the continuous washing and sanitisation of our hands we are often putting extra strain on them, also leading to dehydration very quickly. Simply taking a moment to stop and stretch out our fingers and massage our hands can be a great tension release.
We recommend introducing our protective formula of the Rose & Cardamon Hand Cream into your day to soothe and nourish dry and hard working hands as well as to enjoy the soothing and calming aromatic benefits, without being overly greasy.
5. Focus and Ground
In times of peak stress and pressure we are often in a position where we are also expected to perform at our best. As stress levels increase we can experience scattered thoughts as the Vata (Air & Ether Elements) falls out of balance. The Aura Protection Body Mist is an ideal tool to instantly provide grounding, with the Tulasi for decision making and focus, while the Limbu clears the fogginess of the mind. Uniquely this mist has found its way into boardrooms and budget meetings with exceptional instant results.
All you need to bring stress relief, motivation and clarity
into your working day in one perfect kit.
Bring stress relief, motivation and clarity into your working day with this essential collection. Combining essential oils such as Limbu, Indian Rose, Tulasi, and Wild Turmeric to refresh and cool the senses, as well as uplift energy and help to bring focus to the day and task ahead.
Or buy it separately:
Aura Protection Body & Room Mist- Grounds and increases focus and clarity of mind. Enhances the ability to communicate.
Rose & Cardamon Hand Cream- A calming and soothing aroma and deeply nourishing.
Rasayana Inhalation Patch-Helps maintain energy and focus throughout the day and will uplift your mood.