Motivating your mind through your nose
Links between our senses and emotions are constantly being tested and evaluated for more information. What we do know is the dynamic relationship our nose has with influencing our mood, so how can we make best use of this to motivate ourselves?
Many of us have been working from home now for over a year. It started off well, we all had the best intentions; up early, breakfast, and dressed and organised for the day well before our first meeting. But as lockdown continued and the chances of getting back into the office and around our colleagues again grew further away, many of us have struggled to keep the motivation up. So how can we make our environment a more positive workspace and encourage us to find that drive we had at the beginning of this pandemic? And if you are heading back to the office, what can you take with you to increase your productivity?
We’ve discussed scents to soothe and calm you at the end of the day, but what about when we wake up? The best medicine to wake up feeling refreshed is a good night’s sleep but you can use scents to help you feel more alert and give you better focus in the morning. If you’re struggling to get some rest, read our blog post on Soothing Scents For A Sleepless Soul.
Aromas that have an influential relationship with motivation and drive include coffee (unsurprisingly), citrus fruits, peppermint, rosemary and many more. We've listed a few below and how you could incorporate them into your work day and space.
Not a big surprise, even the smell of coffee can act as a stimulant. Waking up early and brewing yourself a strong coffee is a sure way to kick start the day. If you're not a coffee drinker, you will still benefit from the aromas!
Whilst orange and lemon can also be used for their soothing properties, citrus based essential oils enable creativity and increase our levels of alertness and improve our mood. Our Zesty Citrus Room Diffuser makes a welcome addition to any workspace.
Studies have shown peppermint to increase alertness, reduce fatigue, improve levels of motivation, self confidence and even enhance physical stamina and performance.
Rosemary is a natural stimulant for the brain which encourages alertness and improves cognitive performance. Fresh and dried rosemary in the home works wonders to boost your day to day performance, as well as enhance our mood, self confidence and overall feeling of wellbeing.
Different varieties of Sage have shown to enhance our mental capacity and performance, including alertness and reaction time. Not just for use in the kitchen, sage can be used to cleanse your living space and in essential oils blends to boost your productivity.
Our beautiful Aromid home fragrance diffusers provide something for the eyes as well as the nose. These stunning statement pieces are sure to brighten up the dullest of home work spaces and you can make the most of our wide range of essential oils to improve your creativity and get those tasks done before the weekend arrives again.
And, if your work day is particularly stressful, we recommend taking ten minutes of calm with our Stress Stones. With a blend of eleven different aromatherapy oils, including Sage, Peppermint and Lemon, just a few moments to inhale the aromas will help you to reset and take on the rest of your day with a calm and confident approach.
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