Can I use Aromatherapy to supercharge my mornings?
Welcome back to the Bampton House Journal. I am Jade from @jadenyx and I'm just guest posting here to talk to you about the power of aromatherapy.
Today I want to talk to you about supercharging your morning to set you up for the day by combining two extremely powerful tools to help keep you feeling positive, motivated and calm all day.
This is morning's practice to incorporate into your morning routine. Now as we know, smell is incredibly powerful at recovering memory which is something we use to our advantage. If we connect a smell to a state of mind, it will instantly reconnect us with good headspace. Like when you smell a warm breeze it reminds you of being on holiday, all those relaxed, happy, good time vibes. That is what we are going to do!
Having a positive mindset is important if you want to live a happy life, a fantastic way to start your day is to have an affirmation or a mantra. By incorporating a scent into your morning affirmation to set you up for the day, you can come back to that state of mind simply by lighting a candle.
What is an Affirmation or Mantra?
They are positive phrases or statements used to challenge negative or unhelpful thoughts.
Practicing positive affirmations can be extremely simple, and all you need to do is pick a phrase and repeat it to yourself. You can choose a mantra that helps work on the area of life you want to improve on. For example if you want to be more calm and less anxious, find a mantra that makes you feel grounded or secure. If you want to me more motivated and driven, find a mantra that makes you feel like a Queen or King.
How to choose an Affirmation or Mantra?
Affirmations and mantras have to be personal to you, when you hear them they have to connect with you on a deep level and make you feel empowered. If you don’t have one, spend some time finding a mantra that makes you feel invigorated, strong and beautiful. One that you feel deep down in your heart that makes you catch your breath for a second.
They are incredibly powerful but we are going to double its power because an affirmation to set you up for the day is amazing but sometimes these days get hard. That is why incorporating a scent is so vital because it can bring you back to this moment of positivity that you set up this morning.
I would recommend a balm or an oil for this one because you can carry it around but a candle works just as well!
So for me, one of my affirmations is “You can’t stop me, I can do difficult things” so that when the day gets hard and overwhelming, I repeat that to myself or I use my positive body oil. Instantly I am brought back to that feeling of empowerment and I am reminded that I only control what I can control. Everything else is out of my control so I will focus on what I can control, reducing my anxiety. This affirmation is Deeply Ingrained into who I am and they came to me through experiences that remind me of times I overcame things I never thought I could.
Now, let's set you up in the morning so that you can have a great day.
How to do a Supercharged Affirmation
- Select a scent you want to use that is in line with what you want to achieve. Don’t have a sleepy scent for a morning, have something vibrant and bright.
- Close your eyes and take a deep calming breath
- Breathe in for 3, hold for 3, breathe out for 3.
- I want you to repeat your affirmation and focus on things that bring you joy and positivity. Things you are grateful for. Good memories. Times you achieved and overcame obstacles. Let all the good vibes flow in.
- Use your candle, balm or oil and focus on what you want to bring to the day. Positive energy, faith in yourself and your abilities, all the good things.
- Keep breathing deeply while focusing on that. Let positive scent uplift you while you focus on positivity and your inner strength.
- When you are ready, start the day and keep your scent nearby in case you need it.
When the middle of the day crops up and you feel anxious because something isn’t within your control or you feel overwhelmed by your attention being thrown all over the place. Grab your little balm, rub it through your hands and breathe in your power, it will remind you that you are strong and you can handle anything.
I use this particular to set me up for the day to keep anxiety at bay but you can use it to set any intention you want. If you want to feel empowered or calm, happier and more positive or driven and passionate. You can use this system for any of your goals. Just make sure your affirmation and your scent align with your goal. If you need some help with the aromatherapy side, don’t worry, Bampton has ranges of body oils and candles that are designed to get you in the best possible headspace.
And they are good, I can promise you that. I don’t collab with brand that aren’t exceptional!
Thank you so much for reading, if you want to know more, come and find me on Instagram @jadenyx