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Last month, I felt extreme depression. I cried for hours or just slept until it was time to go to bed and sleep. So I thought of ways to help myself be sane. I cooked and baked for the boys. I watched all the Netflix movies I could think of to unwind and destress. I even shared blessings to others, believing that it would make me feel happy. But then, I still felt the big emptiness in me. Then I had a meltdown.
I ran away. And it was when I was alone that I’ve realized what’s missing in my life.
One way or another, we have experienced love from others and how it can be ow so powerful to inspire us and find peace. Same as giving love, our heart is so full because we were able to share happiness. But what happens when we tend to give so much love to others and, in a way, neglect our personal needs?
There are a lot of individuals who invest so much energy into loving others, dismissing their needs in the equation. And when it becomes too much, the love they denied to themselves slowly eat them alive, leaving them all shattered and confused. I know, because it happened to me recently.
Many mistaken self-love to selfishness; when, in fact, it is the source of one’s compassion and respect to others. Once a person loves himself, he develops an in-depth understanding of how to genuinely care for others in a healthy and inspiring way. Being a loving steward to his actions and thoughts raises his self-confidence. The happiness and peace inside radiate that makes him all ready to give back the same love and compassion to the world.
After that significant meltdown two weeks ago, I learn to be kind and listen to myself. I now express self-love by making sure I have a calm mind, and my body is entirely at ease.
How do I attain that?
finding peace and balance
I start my day off right by applying a drop of doTERRA Balance to the bottom of my feet. I have noticed that since I started this ritual, I feel that sense of calmness throughout the day. And if I feel a little uneasy, I apply another drop to my wrist to at least lessen the feeling of stress. I also use a few drops of doTERRA Balance to my hands and cup them over my nose then breathe in deeply. This is one technique I learned from Jyl Johnson Pattee, a doTERRA Wellness Advocate in the Philippines. After just a few minutes, I feel relaxed, especially during situations I am a bit anxious.
For a week now, too, my mom uses the doTERRA Balance nasal inhaler I made for her. Before driving, I always request her to use the nasal inhaler. And I must say that it indeed works! My mom, who used to be so stressed out while driving, seldom curses and seems to be in a good mood as she drives.
Further reading led me to discover that doTERRA Balance is formulated to create a sense of calmness and well-being. Its scent is woody and sweet, which promotes the feelings of tranquility and balance. It is also known to help stabilize emotions.
While I use lavender for my two little ones to put them to sleep, I, on the other hand, apply doTERRA Balance to the bottom of my feet. I find its soothing blend helpful in giving me a restful good night’s sleep.
One Saturday, too, I added two drops of doTERRA Balance to my bathwater. Somehow, I feel my body relaxes and recharges. Next time I will buy Epsom salt as I read the salt would all the more help one achieve the therapeutic and soothing effect of the essential oil.
self-love with doTERRA Balance
Self-love is the essence of all love. It is where one truly begins to develop compassion and kindness. It helps that both the mind and body are in a state of peace and calmness for one to give the same love to others. For this purpose, I have my doTERRA Balance. Either I diffuse or take it topically, it helps me find my peace and my very core – myself. And after this, it becomes easy then to give myself to others in any beneficial way.
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