When we get sick, we turn to different kinds of medicines to help us feel better and allow our bodies to heal. We take the time we need to rejuvenate and rest so that we can pick up where we left off with the strength and renewed health that we need.
Something that we seem to often forget, though, is that our brains can sometimes “get sick” or tire out and need a to refresh just like the rest of our body. There’s no over-the-counter aid or pill to take at your desk to allow you to keep going, but studies have shown that there is something you can do to give your brain the break and support that it needs.
Studies show that being in nature and the great outdoors can have significant, beneficial effects on our brains and bodies including:
- Reduced inflammation
- Improved concentration
- Mental vitality
- Better short-term memory
- Better creativity
- Better eyesight
Nature is the ultimate medicine. With today’s busy and technology dependent lifestyles, it seems that nature is farther and farther away. Spending even 30 minutes a day outside can make a difference; however, if you don’t have the time to get outside, there is something you can do to bring nature indoors to you.
Essential oils are derived from nature’s elements like leaves, bark, roots, stems, and other parts of plants. They are designed to harness the healing properties that plants offer and allow us to us them in diffusers and through other therapeutic ways.