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;
- Create a nighttime routine.
- Set boundaries for your resting space - eg. no screens in the bedroom.
- 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.
- Write a to do list - but make it realistic with your time frame. Don't set yourself up for failure.
- Enjoy essential oils that are energising and help with concentration.
We've selected 6 of the best essential oils for sleep, energy and focus.