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LIFESTYLE

You Don’t Have to Wait, You Can Have Peace Now

Taking care of yourself

BY VICTORIA REED

Right now, there are a lot of conversations about self-care. Not the bubble bath or massage type of self-care, but the joy of life type of self-care. These conversations are creating a mindset shift for those of us who are overworking ourselves. Running on empty and crashing only to get up and do it all again. We’re learning the importance of enjoying life, and the only way to do that is in the now. 

 

“There are three words that convey the secret to the art of living, the secret to all success and happiness: One With Life.”

- Eckhart Tolle 

 

We tell ourselves stories about why we can’t have peace right now. We’re constantly waiting for some moment in the future when we can finally have peace. But, the way to have peace is being alert in the present moment. Life only happens in the present moment. Life is now. Once we learn how to do that, be in the now, joy will flow through us and into whatever we do. 

 

Frustration and stress are indicators that we have veered away from the present moment. We’re either lost somewhere in the past or the future. These are the moments when we need to take a break and realign ourselves. We can do this by praying, meditating, taking a walk, dancing, and the list goes on.

We can also use candles and essential oils to help us relax, like these from Marie's Halo’s--an eco-friendly soy wax candle company. The scents from both the candles and the oils are lovely. Scents like these are a good way to reground ourselves into the present moment. The scents pictured are Spiced Honey Tonka, Bougie, and Sweet Lavender. 

“Exposing your senses to strong smelling chemicals such as essential oils can positively affect your hormone production, brain chemistry, and stress levels,” according to an ABC News article

 

“Joy doesn’t come from what you do, it flows into what you do and thus into the world from deep within you.” - Eckhart Tolle 

 

The things we do are more effective when we’re able to be present in the moment because that’s where we will find peace and joy. 

 

Click the “Shop Now” button below to purchase candles and essential oils from Marie’s Halo. 

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