Herb spices – my negative emotions
Talking about emotions isn’t the easiest topic, but I have a question for you, If you were a plant, what would you choose to be? Herb, spices, floral, mint?
My negative emotions.
No matter our age, lifestyle or geographic location one thing that all humans have in common is that we all experience emotions every day. Emotions are part of being a human and they have a serious impact on our happiness and well-being. Somehow emotions are mysterious, they can be characterised as a complex internal reaction that will differ from person to person.
Because we have such a unique personality and a unique set of personal experiences, each of us will experience emotions in different ways. We have different methods of responding to and coping with emotions. Our responses to emotions can have negative or positive effects on our quality of life.
Simply – emotions are our response to the environment around us, people, place, activity and thousands of different factors (in & out of our control). Our brain will process these factors and decide how to respond emotionally. This response will usually lead to some sort of action and it is typically based on our previous experience or survival Instinct.
Emotions and responses will vary from person to person because of our unique personalities and life experiences.
Emotions generally are categorised into two categories, positive or negative.
Positive emotions can improve well-being and quality of life, while negative emotions can take a toll on the body both mentally and physically when they are not dealt with properly.
Negative emotions can motivate us to act in a way that will uplift our mood. However, if these negative emotions are left unchecked, they can have a serious effect on overall health, especially emotional health. This can impact our quality of life and even alter how our body feels and functions.
The truth is, we can choose to work with our emotions or ignore them but we will never be able to escape our emotions entirely. We can learn how to cope and help emotions. Which is how I personally feel is the best way.
Most scientists agree that emotions are complex and mysterious, they are dependent on a variety of factors or causes. Emotions are also complicated because they are triggered by any number of means.
For example Last year I lost my partner. Paul passed away quite suddenly and unexpectedly. This had a tremendous impact on me & my quality of life. Emotions like guilt, anger, sadness, depression hit my body at the same time.
Finding a method that worked for me personally, aiding my healing process, was an absolute blessing. I was able to catch negative emotions before they overwhelmed my whole body. Practising meditation, breathing exercises and set aside quiet time for relaxing was also a huge help.
HOW TO USE USE AROMATHERAPY TO DEAL WITH NEGATIVE EMOTIONS
Essential oils can be extremely useful for managing mood and promoting uplifting feelings. I’m a perfect example of that. Honestly, I can’t imagine life without them.
The term aromatherapy was officially used in the 20th century when scientists began to support the idea of using essential oils for emotional benefit. It was only in the 1990s that scientists were able to prove the connection between essential oils and mood management.
Why use essential oils to manage mood?
Depending on the individual and the emotion, there are seemingly endless methods of managing mood.
Lifestyle choices to support healthy emotions
- Increase water intake
- Increase exercise and movement
- Rest and meditate
- Improve diet
What oils to use?
The benefit of using essential oils for mood management is that they can help soothe, calm, and uplift the emotions in a natural way.
High-quality essential oils are pure and potent, so only a little oil will be needed to help the user achieve the desired effect. Although essential oils are extremely powerful, they come from natural sources, so they are still safe to use.
Because our sense of smell is so closely connected to the part of our brain that stores memories and emotions, it is easy to see why specific aromas elicit specific emotions or feelings. The idea behind using aromatherapy for emotional benefit is that the user chooses certain essential oils to trigger desired feelings and emotions, particularly when aiming to combat or dispel negative emotions.
What have you answered my question, please?
We cover ourselves with plants for reason. They give us a sense of stability or uplifting properties. How about to try proper oils? If you ready, click here.
MINT: With a high concentration of ketones, mint essential oils typically hold significant energizing, invigorating, and uplifting properties.
FLORAL: Composed mostly of monoterpene alcohols and esters, floral essential oils are known to promote toning and calming properties.
CITRUS: Using the monoterpenes known as limonene and beta-pinene, citrus essential oils typically have strong uplifting characteristics.
TREE, GRASS, HERB: Rich in esters, oxides, and sesquiterpenes, essential oils taken from trees, herbs, and grasses promote soothing, renewing, and grounding feelings.
SPICE: Phenols are the primary chemical constituents of most spice essential oils, making these oils particularly useful for their warming properties.
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