Candles are a really awesome self care resource to tap into. They can be helpful in so many ways. Most people use them to set a mood or to relax by. Some people will use certain scents to create different outcomes in their well being. For example many people find Lavender, Chamomile, or Sandal Wood to be relaxing. Some people find that Peppermint, Cinnamon, or Clove will help them focus. I find Peppermint to also be useful to help with breathing issues such as colds and asthma. Some people even find that Pine helps to reduce stress, depression, and/or anxiety perhaps because it reminds them of taking a walk in the woods. Part of the reason people find candle scents relaxing is because they remind them of a good memory they have. Some people find the candle flame itself to be mesmerizing. I won’t go into all the reasons people find them relaxing today, but instead will give you a list of ways you can use candles and let you experiment with scents or no scents yourself to find what you like.
Is your life full of meetings, doctor appointments, household chores, errands, and running the kids to all their activities? Would like to live mindfully, but your schedule is already overfilled? Perhaps you can’t go 5 minutes without being interrupted during the day. I know not everyone has time to sit around meditating and doing long workout routines daily. I’m going to give you 15 activities that will only take a moment here and there throughout your day to complete. These activities will help you to live a more mindful life. You can start by adding just one daily or try for them all. You can even come up with a few more you want to try using the same concepts.
Google meditation and it is easy to quickly become overwhelmed. There are literally hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of ways to participate in meditation! Meditation is about being relaxed and aware. As stated at www.freemeditation.com , “Authentic meditation enables one to focus on the present moment rather than dwell on the unchangeable past or undetermined future.”
What is Mindfulness? Being Mindful is about experiencing life as you live it, It’s about using our five senses to be aware of the world around us. It’s also about being in touch with your own thoughts and emotions. When you are mindful, you give yourself permission to slow down and live in the moment.