Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, so the tips provided in this post should not be considered medical advice. I am simply sharing what has been helpful for me, and it is possible that our bodies may respond differently. Consult with your doctor. This post also contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission if you click a link and purchase something that has been recommended. This is at no extra cost to you.
Ever since I was a teenager, I battled horrendous physical pain on a monthly basis. This pain interfered with my life to the point that I couldn't get out of bed away from a heating pad, and I missed out on a lot. To top it off, I often worried that other people didn't understand and thought I was 'faking.' As I got into my twenties, the pain became present more often than not and had become unbearable. Even prescription pain killers did not fully help. I won't go into depth with the horrors of all that, but you get my drift.
For years I had been to doctors, wondering what was wrong, only to be told the pain was "normal." I began to think that I was just weak and something was wrong with me. I thought that maybe others felt the pain too, and they were just tougher and able to cope. I tried to press on, but the pain caused me to not be able to go to work, hang out socially, and even sent me into depression.
I've often wished there were more hours in the day. Being busy and overscheduled seems to be a common theme these days. As an introvert, I honestly require a lot of quiet time just to recuperate from all the interactions that I find to be a blessing, but also draining. As soon as I figured out that I needed more time to rest, I started to get creative with how I could plan to manage my time in a way that would give me more room to recharge.
The fact is, we all have some sort of mental to-do list, even if we don't write it down. We have expectations from others, expectations of ourselves, priorities of our own, and if we're not careful, it can become a bit chaotic. So I hope to share with you several steps that I have taken to manage my time more efficiently and still get the important things accomplished.
I am so thankful for essential oils, and as I find more ways to use them, I find myself being all the more blessed by them! I wanted to share with you 7 oils that are NOT in the premium starter kit that I have found to be very beneficial for my overall wellbeing. I'm saving my favorite one for the end of the post.
***Please note that I am not a medical professional, and any recommendations for use of these oils are based on my own experiences only and what I have found to be helpful. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not meant to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent diseases. This post is meant only for informational purposes.***
I may update this list or add to it as I try out others, but these are my current thoughts. I will be interested to hear what others are your favorites!
***Remember that I am purposefully leaving out the ones in the starter kit, because it's pretty much a given that they are all already fabulous!***
Tea Tree is such a versatile oil. It can be used for soooo many different things! It's wonderful for skin care and can treat acne and skin sores. It is also an antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory. Make your own hand soap with it or use in DIY household cleaner.
The idea for "Snazzy Sunshine" spawned from a journey out of what felt like a tunnel in my life that went on for far too long just about a year prior to this blog launch. I had been battling a bleak, gray outlook on my day to day routine for some time, and searching for a new adventure, since my day in-day out had become a bit monotonous. I felt like I was in a constant cycle of doing the same thing the same way over and over again both at work and at home, and hardly ever stepping out of my comfort zone to new and fresh experiences.
It was a desperate time in my journey with the Lord, because I think so often when He is preparing my heart for some new step of faith, He brings me to a place where all I have is Him alone, and that is the absolute most desirable place to be. I realized that I was trapped in complacency because I was holding on to the comfort I found in routine. There was a solace in feeling like I had things 'figured out,' but it was all a facade, and it gave me a false sense of control.
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Hi, I'm Tessa! I suppose I could sum myself up by confessing I am a crazy cat lady, amateur sewist, nature lover, bookworm, fabric fanatic, mental health advocate, craft enthusiast, tea addict, and an 'old soul.' Jesus is my all in all, and I'm so thankful that His love NEVER fails.