I have always been afraid.
Afraid of bridges…….
Afraid of spiders…….
Afraid of large crowds……
Afraid of failure…….
Afraid of death…….
Afraid of public speaking…..
Fear has dictated so many decisions I have made in my life! In the last year my life has changed drastically. The changes were not my choice and not necessarily positive. As I have stated in previous blogs my physical health has declined. When I say declined, I mean I am physically unable to do many things. I won’t go into my depression and all that because I have already dwelled on that in many blog posts.
This post is positive…..turning a negative into a positive. I decided to really put an effort into my essential oil business. This scared me so much. In order to do this I had to face my social anxiety head on!
Guess what?! When we face our fear of failure out of the equation, great things can and will happen! I still suffer with social anxiety but with the help of my oils and a little determination, I get through it. What’s the worse that can happen? I could get a no but is that the worse? No the worse would be a huge spider on my pillow! I can handle people and I know the only time I fail is when I don’t try! Who would have thought such a negative experience could turn me into a better person! I have my goals and I will not let my fears stand in my way (unless there are spiders).
When I first started using essential oils I was skeptical! I was shocked to realize these little bottles of oils really worked!! How have they changed my life? How has being an essential oil advocate changed me? How do I use My oils to live a healthier life emotionally and physically?
Essential oils has been one of the best things to ever come into my life (of course my daughter and hubby rate higher)! I started using essential oils after an excruciating second spinal surgery. The pain and the fact that I couldn’t even do simple tasks (like wiping my butt….I know TMI) left me depressed and anxious. I was crying every other hour and suffering from major panic attacks. So, I picked up the kit I bought from a friend and wellness advocate. I did lots of research and decided that it couldn’t hurt to try these oils, that I thought for sure was a scam. Holy cow! They were helping! I found oils that would help balance my ever changing moods and anxiety. Then I slowly branched out and learned these little bottles of oil magic could do so much more! It has been a few months and you would think with the major life changes that I would be depressed. I still have not returned back to work due to chronic pain and major physical limitations. I have gained a lot of weight due to going from running marathons to sometimes struggling to move. But I am not depressed or anxious like I used to be. I do have rare moments of depression or anxiety but it is no longer making me hate my life! I have learned to use my essential oils to get me through most things.
Finding essential oils has helped me with so much more after I decided to start sharing and building my essential oil business. How has becoming a wellness advocate helped me become the confident, happy person I have become? I have met so many people within my company, that have taught me how to come out of my shell and realize my full potential. I have been leading classes, approaching people I used to be afraid to share with, and I have stopped worrying about being judged for my passion for oils. I have learned to take some time each day to do some self discovery! I have also learned ,well I knew but used to be to depressed to care, that I was given my life as a gift and it is up to me to be the best I can be. I have been using my companies line of metabolic blend and shake mixes. I am proud to say I have lost 10 pounds by using products from my company, counting calories, and walking when pain is not too bad. There are so many other ways but I don’t want to bore you!
I use my companies oils and other products in almost aspects of my life. When I wake up I usually diffuse a combination involving citrus oils because those seem to energize me. When I need to concentrate I use a focus blend. The focus blend consists of sandalwood, patchouli, frankincense, lime, ylang ylang, and roman chamomile. During the day I use the metabolic blend and shakes to keep my cravings at ease. I also take vitality supplements and energy supplements. Every night I usually diffuse some relaxing blend. Vetiver and lavender is my favorite! There are also oils I use occasionally as needed, such as an antioxidant support product or respiratory blend. There are a few products I have run out of but love. Those are the hair care line, facial line, and Athlete products. I also use, as needed, the emotional aromatherapy line that has gotten me through many hard times.
As I conclude, I want you to remember that I was a skeptic turned believer! You never know how these products could benefit you unless you try!