Monday, February 17, 2014

Cabin Fever and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

This winter has been rough in the Raleigh area. We've had more cold weather, snow and ice than usual – which means we've been cooped up more than usual.

I'm feeling a case of Cabin Fever today. Due to snow and ice this week, I've been inside much longer than I like. I also get a little ‘strange’ when there is no sun for a couple of days.

As always, I turn to my Young Living essential oils for help:

·         Citrus oils and blends are uplifting and energizing! Try Lemon, Grapefruit, Hinoki, Lime, Orange, Tangerine and blends such as CitrusFresh and StressAway.

·         Florals offer emotional support. Some of my favorites are YlangYlang, Geranium, Jasmine, Neroli, Rose, and Joy or Harmony blends.

·         If sleep is an issue, try Lavender or RomanChamomile, or Peace& Calming, RutaVaLa and Tranquil blends.

If you suffer from SAD, try some of the oils I've mentioned. Use light therapy and get outside for at least a little while every day. Add foods high in tryptophan to your diet, such as turkey and egg whites. Many fruits raise serotonin levels. Be sure to get a good night's sleep. If it gets too bad, take a vacation to somewhere warm and sunny. (Apparently people who live close to the equator don't have SAD.)

I'm off to reset my diffuser with one of these uplifting oils! So looking forward to spring!!

To purchase any Young Living oil or blend, click here. If you need help choosing the correct product for you, please contact me.

Joyce Phelps Stephens, NCLMBT #2272
110 Iowa Lane, Suite 201
Cary, NC 27511

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