We all want to live our happiest life, but sometimes the daily hustle and bustle can make deep, lasting happiness seem like a faraway goal. But some simple, everyday practices can increase your joy.
From healthy habits such as adequate sleep and exercise to self-improvement techniques like meditation and goal setting, these happiness hacks are often on the schedules of the happiest people. Check out our list of happy habits and the essential oils that can make each one more powerful:
Peppermint for exercise
Know people who love Peppermint? There’s a good chance they use it for their active lifestyle, which is a critical part of a happy life. Whether it’s hitting the gym, stopping by the yoga studio, playing a favorite sport, or chasing after the kiddos, physical activity helps your body and mind feel great. Have you tried Young Living’s Peppermint Vitality? Plus, Peppermint’s cooling, tingling effect is the perfect complement to a workout, especially when you massage it into the neck, shoulder, and leg muscles.
Lavender for your nighttime routine
Sleep and mood are closely connected, and the happiest people know they feel their best when they get plenty of rest. That’s why Young Living’s Lavender Essential Oil is so powerful. Its relaxing aroma makes it a staple for bedside tables, vanity displays, and anywhere that makes it easy to grab before bed. Apply this calming classic to the chest, temples, and bottoms of your feet to help you transition from a busy day to a peaceful night.
Frankincense for spirituality
Believing in something bigger than yourself brings a sense of perspective and broadens your view. Plus, spiritual exploration can help you find your purpose, which brings increased joy and meaning to daily tasks. With a grounding yet uplifting aroma, Frankincense is popular among spiritually minded happiness-seekers. Apply Young Living’s Frankincense Vitality™ to the chest, temples, or neck during spiritual practices or meditation.
Joy for relationships
Deep, lasting happiness lies in meaningful social relationships, and you’ll find that the happiest people have a strong, supportive network of loved ones. Joy Essential Oil Blend, which invites feelings of bliss and warmth when diffused, helps you nurture the people and connections that matter most for sustained, long-term happiness.
Tangerine for optimism
Hard times come to everyone, but the happiest people find the best even in difficult situations. This spirit of optimism isn’t always easy to maintain, but with practice, it becomes easier to find something positive every day. To refocus on everything going right in your life, diffuse Young Living’s Tangerine Essential Oil, which helps create a happy outlook with its delightful sweet, citrus aroma. Or try rubbing a few drops between your hands and inhaling the scent to give your day a cheerful, upbeat outlook!
This blog was reprinted with permission from the Young Living website.