Change your mood
Have you heard that inhaling essential oils can help change your mood?
Is this true? Citrus scents such as
lemon, orange and grapefruit are great mood lifters, while herbs such as eucalyptus will make you less grouchy and can also perk you
up. You can find essential oils in health food stores or in ayurvedic stores. But be careful not to put the pure oil on your skin
because it can be very potent and can cause irritation and sun sensitivity.
If you are more of a "ready to wear" kind of person,
pre-blended products are also available. Try them from stores that stock such items. For example - the Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry,
has some very interesting oils, candles and perfumes which can be bought to lift your mood right up to the skies.
Keeping a stiff upper lip during stressful situations appears to interfere with the ability to think clearly
during the event and to recall the details afterwards.
Suppressing emotions is a common and often highly
regarded habit of modern life. It`s what we do to hide ourselves from others. But keeping a lid on emotions takes so much vigilance
that it seriously drains brainpower, according to recent studies conducted at Stanford University.
suggests that people who can adjust and reappraise the situation as challenging, rather than threatening or uncomfortable, feel and
perform better. It also helps to take on the demeanour of a more-disinterested party who wouldn`t feel upset in the same