The Benefits of Unplugging
Should you unplug?
You sit staring at a computer screen all day at work. You text back and forth. You answer emails. You’d think that once the work day is over and the dinner dishes have been cleared that you’d be ready to sit and relax.
The reality, though, is that most people are still plugged into their tablets and phones in the evening. Texts continue. Work emails are read and answered long after the work day has ended. Then you just have to check your Facebook feed, pin recipes and DIY projects over on Pinterest, and share the latest photo on Instagram.
We are constantly plugged into technology.
It is almost as if we panic at the thought of missing out on something important if we put the phone down. What would happen if you stayed away from social media for an evening?
Would it be the end of the world? Absolutely not.
By spending a few hours unplugged, you will find that you have more time to engage in conversation, play with your children, get lost in the pages of a good book or maybe even head to bed early.
If the thought of cutting that cord seems scary, take baby steps. Schedule hours of being unplugged to focus on your self care. For example, start with just one evening a week. Commit to this small block of time and see what happens.
Having trouble taking a break?
It is understandable. Experts say that social media addiction is real -- and it is a growing problem that impacts everything from our personal relationships to our jobs. It is only natural that some people feel real anxiety over being away from the popular social networks.
We know that the use of Essential Oils in Aromatherapy can help impact certain emotions.
At Seed, our expert mixologist has created several synergistic blends that you can add to our products to help you experience the best in aromatherapy. If you are having a hard time feeling food about unplugging, here are the blends that may benefit you the most:
- Lavender is soothing and relaxing.
- Patchouli is used for meditation and helps instill a sense of peace and calm.
- Clary Sage is believed to help combat mild signs of anxiety and depression.
- Orange is calming and relaxing.
- Lavender soothes the senses and brings about a bit of tranquility.
- Patchouli has mild sedative properties and may help you feel more relaxed.
- Grapefruit induces feelings of hope and positivity.
- Rosemary helps to clear the mind.
- Peppermint is naturally uplifting and refreshing.
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