Wouldn’t it be great if you could at least start out 2019 stress-free? Of course it would. And if you could keep it that way – even better. For many of us, the thought of change is already stressful. But change you must if you currently spend every day stressed out, anxious, grumpy, tired, etc.

Consider the following suggestions if you want to begin the new year a little less stressed out.

Use Essential Oils To Relieve Stress

Whether you use a diffuser to fill the atmosphere with your favorite essential oil blends, or use your oils them in some other way, the practice of utilizing essential oils to reduce stress is nothing new. It is a proven method of stress relief going all the way back to ancient times. Some of the best essential oils for relieving stress are as follows:

It’s not that stress relieving essential oils end there. No, far from it. These are simply the most popular and commonly used by aromatherapists and private citizens alike for stress relief. Use them on their own or create imaginative blends. The fact remains that relaxation, stress relief, and anxiety reduction can be encouraged through the use of essential oils.

Now let’s take a look at some other things that you can do to begin 2019 a little more stress-free.

It’s Time to Clean House

This can be both literally and figuratively. If there’s anyone in your life that is causing you undue stress, it may be time to re-examine and redefine your relationship. Or even end it.

Frequently, stress and mess go hand in hand. By getting more organized and clearing out unneeded objects, you can clear both your mind and your home.

When it comes to your surroundings, take it one room at a time – don’t get overwhelmed and overloaded. During the course of each week, set aside an hour or two for cleaning and purging. Whether you throw away the worst of it and donate the best of it is up to you. Just get it out of the house!

Clear Out Those Text Messages and Your Inbox

While we’re on the topic of cleaning things out, don’t neglect your inbox and your text messages. Unless there is some important piece of information that you cannot do without, there is really no sense in keeping all of those old texts and emails. Every time you open your inbox or your phone, don’t be deluged by message upon message of old useless stuff. Best of all, this takes no physical exertion whatsoever. So why put it off any longer?

2019 Is Time to Set Some Goals

Don’t get all stressed out, we are not talking about long-term/lifetime goals here. Remember, were trying to reduce your stress, not add to it.

What do you want to see happen in 2019? Be realistic and try to keep it simple. If you must consider long-term goals, try breaking them down into short-term goals to make it easier to achieve the big stuff. What’s the big goal? What are the steps to take to get there? Break them down to the simplest, shortest steps. Take the steps one at a time.

A Time for Reflection

This should come as no surprise because most people, toward the end of the year and the beginning of a new year, take time for reflection whether they mean to or not. But it’s actually a good idea – when done right.

Rather than thinking of everything that you wanted to accomplish this last year, and didn’t, reflect on the positive. What did you get accomplished this year? What were your achievements? What are you proud of? By showing yourself that you can accomplish things when you set your mind to it, you will better ready yourself for achieving new goals in 2019.

And don’t be so hard on yourself. You’re only human after all. Never feel bad about grabbing a dream and chasing it, even if you don’t completely achieve the result you were looking for. The important thing is – you tried.

At Plant Guru, we carry lavender, bergamot, chamomile, vetiver, rose, and a plethora of other essential oils through which you can achieve better living. Whether it is for the health of your body or the health of your mind, do not hesitate to try essential oils in the coming new year. Shop Plant Guru today, conveniently and affordably.