Here’s How Essential Oils Can Help Kick That Work Burnout to the Curb
Posted by Samantha Lawson
We all like to think we can be a work superhuman 100% of the time, but what happens when we get burnt out?
We’ve all had ‘one of those days’ where we just can’t seem to get motivated. Don’t worry though, this is normal and can be made a little easier with some supportive assistants called essential oils! Let’s take a closer look...
Do I Have Work Burnout Or Am I Just Tired?
It might feel like you’re just tired but dig a little deeper. How motivated are you? Are you excited to go to work? We’re not saying that you have to enjoy every minute at your ‘desk’ but if you’re no longer enjoying things in the way that you used to, maybe something bigger is going on.
Maybe you’re being too harsh on yourself. Perfectionists can have a higher risk of work burnout, partly because they feel the need to do EVERYTHING. We all love to make sure that everything is done correctly, but if the details don’t quite work out, it’s important to realise that it’s OK to not be at 100% from time-to-time.
But if you’re still feeling anxious after that little pep talk, turn on your Wellbeing Pod with neroli essential oils. Taking in a deep breath of the crisp, citrusy scent of neroli is believed to reduce the level of the stress hormone, cortisol, in your body.
Am I Working Too Much?
How much are you working? No, really how much are you actually working? If you don’t know when your working day ends and your ‘me time’ starts, you can end up doing a LOT more than you realise.
The best thing to do is to stay focused at work and set clear deadlines for yourself, but be realistic. At first, this might feel like more pressure, but having more structure and creating boundaries between your home life and your work life will let you approach each day with a new mindset.
To boost yourself during the working hours, apply some Energising Hand Balm during your lunch break. The rejuvenating fragrance of grapefruit, lemon and rosemary will give you a quick lift and help you to stay focused.
How Can I Get Back To A Good Sleep Routine?
Insomnia is a key symptom of work burnout, so solving your sleeping pattern is an integral part of tackling the issue. But how should you go about it?
Run an evening bath and use our Perfect Night’s Sleep Bath Foam. It contains a blend of 19 essential oils, including lavender and jasmine, which can help you to get a great night’s sleep. Meanwhile, magnesium can improve your sleep-wake cycle. Applying some Bedtime Hero Magnesium Body Butter after your bath could be an excellent way to help muscle and nerve function as well as further promote some Zzzs. Try out these steps and you could become a more motivated and happier you.