We're so busy processing information these days that there's less thinking and feeling our way through, and more stress, anxiety and a sense of unease. The things our brain has to deal with each day create a huge departure from actual productivity. We feel we are constantly busy, but in hindsight we aren't achieving anything. When looking at how to stay energised and focused, there are two things we need to focus on; a) our sleep and b) what we choose to consume.

As we know, sleep is considered to be one of the pillars of health. Along with a nutritious diet and daily physical activity, sleep is essential in maintaining optimal health. Deep sleep is vital in helping our bodies restore and replenish, our cells to regenerate and our mind to reset. Sleep is nurturing and nourishing for your entire being. When we sleep well, not only do we feel more rested and present, but we feel energised to take on the day ahead.

Our world constantly catapults us between headlines, stimuli, responsibilities and uncertainty. As we move between the multiple screens in our lives, our brains and nervous systems can become overwhelmed by constant messaging of urgency - the amount we consume and attempt to process can become overwhelming. When we are mindful about what we are consuming, we are more aware about what is depleting or energising us. When we are mindful about what we are consuming, we can choose where to put our focus and productivity.

Staying energised and focused doesn't come easily but there are some simple practices you can do to help yourself;

  1. Create a nighttime routine.
  2. Set boundaries for your resting space - eg. no screens in the bedroom.
  3. Set boundaries on what you're consuming both intentionally and unintentionally. For example, if you have the tv on in the bakground, you are unintentionally absorbing whats playing - is this bringing you peace or disrupting your peace? When you're scrolling on social media and digesting content, ask yourself genuinely how it's making you feel and determine whether you need to set some boundaries on social media, who you're following or what you're exposing yourself to.
  4. Write a to do list - but make it realistic with your time frame. Don't set yourself up for failure.
  5. Enjoy essential oils that are energising and help with concentration.

We've selected 6 of the best essential oils for sleep, energy and focus.

1. Lavender Pure Essential Oil

One of the most common essential oils for sleep is Lavender. Lavender essential oil is a must have if you regularly experience stress and anxiety. It has been proven to restore the nervous system by lowering blood pressure and heart rate. Lavender essential oil is a nerce tonic and is beneficial for times of stress, irritation and sleeplessness.

2. Sleep Essential Oil Blend

Using sedative essential oils Mandarin, Lavender, Frankincense, Ylang Ylang & Chamomile blended together, the Sleep essential oil blend is your new best friend for the bedroom. This blend has been formulated to release body tension and calm the mind to encourage a quality sleep.

3. Lemon Pure Essential Oil

Lemon is a lovely stimulating essential oil that may help clear emotional overload and revive fatigued spirits. Lemon is a helpful addition to the office classrom or study desk, brimming with vitality it offers us the pick-me-up we are in need of during Winter. Its recommended for those who overthink or overanlyse when clear thinking is required.

4. Rosemary Pure Essential Oil

Rosemary essential oil is invigorating for the mind and energising to the body. The 'herb of remembrance', studies have shown that Rosemary essential oil can increase circulation to the brain and can help improve memory and concentration during work and study.

5. Basil Pure Essential Oil

The sweet and herbaceous scent of Basil essential oil is a gift to melancholic spirits and a fatigued mind. A classic remedy for lowered spirits, mental fatigue and an anxious, nervous, disposition, Basil oil is a tonic for the mind. This warming essential oil clarifies thoughts during times of indecision and supports us when too much stress has caused mental and spiritual exhaustion.

6. Fennel Pure Essential Oil

The warm and drying nature of Fennel essential oil helps bring focus and clarity to wayward thoughts, and can be useful during times of doubt or decision-making. Fennel oil transforms thoughts into concrete action and clear communication. It may be elpful for the procrastinating teenager or adult who needs a little nudge to finish tasks that are almost complete or being avoided.

Our time is ours, no one elses and what we choose to refill our cup with, put our energy towards and focus on is completely within our control. Winter is a time we tend to hibernate and slow down - so in return, its a perfect time to shift our ways of consumption and in return have better productivity. Essential oils are here to be a helping hand along the way.

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Author: Georgia Doherty
Marketing Coordinator

Georgia is the Marketing Coordinator at ECO. Modern Essentials. Georgia oversees the marketing campaigns, company's social media platforms, helps coordinate brand collaborations, is a leader for ECO.'s content creation + DIY recipes and manages ECO.'s affiliate program. She is a qualified Beauty Therapist with extensive Dermal Therapy qualifications, a Diploma in Training Design & Development with a Aromatherapy Practitioner Certificate. Georgia is passionate about leading a happy & healthy life and helping educate those around her.


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