Day in my Oily Life
It's 6am... and my Fitbit is vibrating. My alarm is going off and it's telling me I need to get out of bed. If it's a rest day, I stay in bed and snuggle with my hubby for another hour and a half. If it's any other day of the week, I'm up and ready to workout. Will it be Pilates? Yoga? TERRAfit? All depends on my mood, and if I'm participating in a current challenge. Either way, I put some motivate (or Peppermint and Wild Orange) in the diffuser, a drop of peppermint in my hands and on my chest, and I get moving. A couple drops of Lemon oil in my water, and I'm feeling refreshed. Afterward, I spend some time reading, journaling, and thinking about how I want my day to go. I open up my planner and take a look at what's going on. Some days I like a nice soak in the bath, with a floral essential oil (like Lavender, Rose, Clary Sage or Jasmine) and other days I hop in the shower. Breakfast includes my Lifelong Vitality supplements, and TerraZyme. Sometimes Brien makes us Trimshake Protein pancakes for breakfast... and I really like those! Brien and I both clean up the kitchen with our DIY cleaning products, and move on with the day. Since we homeschool Daen, we take a look at what he is interested in that day, and help foster that interest.
I spend anywhere from 2-8 hours working on my business. It depends what day of the week it is, how much I am looking to accomplish, and the plans my family I have. I make sure to block out time for my business everyday. It's so important to cultivate balance in our lives, because when you work from home, it is easy to let others dictate your time... if you don't set your hours. I also love to have a diffuser going while I am working. Depending on the kind of atmosphere I want to create, it could be a variety of oils I blend together, a specific oil that I am using for emotional support and benefits, or a new blend of oils I'm feeling inspired to try out.
Daen gets oils when he needs them. Sometimes he is in need of some emotional support as well. Growing toddlers have so many emotions that they aren't sure how to use, so we try to help him as best we can. Balance is a favorite for us, it's perfect for the back of his neck and the bottoms of his feet. As I'm sure you know, lots of little moments happen throughout the day, and I love having our oils on hand to support us through them.
At the end of the day, my husband and I start the bedtime routine. Console goes in Daen's diffuser, and I use my Lavender touch roller on the bottoms of his feet, my own, and my husband's. Story time, a song, and then lights out. Lately I have been putting Wild Orange and Breathe in our bedroom diffuser in the evening, but I also love Serenity. Closing my eyes after a full day of life, love, and essential oils, I am grateful.