Difficult Times · Doterra Oils · Health · Knitting · Life · Service Projects

This Last Week in a Nutshell

Thank goodness that it is Friday!

It felt like that it would never come. This week, well that last two weeks, have been INSANE! A lot of things have happened. From unexpected company, to a mental break down, to anxiety attacks and ending it all with hope.

Last week, we had 5 extended family members show up, that needed a place to stay for a few days. We all thought that it would be alright, our house isn’t very big. Well, a few days (like that were discussed.) Turned into 5 days. It was hectic to say the least.

Once they were gone, I fell apart. I went through a very nasty break down. I am not going to go into details about what happened. Let’s just say that I got a first hand experience in disciplining. I wasn’t expecting to play “Mom” while everyone was here. I also was going through some day to day stresses.

Josh and I took the weekend of last week to re-cooperate our strength in playing House.  He wasn’t feeling well, I was feeling well. It wasn’t pretty. Then it moved into this week.

It went off very well! I had a job interview and was told “Welcome Aboard!” at the end! *Insert Fist Pump* Then it went a little rough, with the concern for the well being for a very dear friend of mine. I will not go into that.

This is when the rest of the week began to wind down. I did my laundry, the weather was beautiful enough for me to hang my sheets outside to dry. I began working super hard on Christmas gifts, even made my own Pattern for a afghan that I wanted to make!

Until I started to not feel well again. It has piled up. I felt that I was falling into despair. I thought that I wasn’t going to have enough money for school this semester, I thought that I there was something wrong with me because things were going right. But that’s when I needed to take a serious step back and look at the big picture.

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I am only in control of a few things, I can’t control the rest of the world. I took SEVERAL deep breaths, and kept pressing forward. I DO have enough money for school, I am fine. Stressed? More than likely. But I am fine. If it weren’t for my essential oils, I would have gotten a LOT worse.

Then to make things better, another friend of mine showed me a link to a charity/service project going on within the next few months. It’s called Click for Babies!

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If you crochet and knit, go to: http://www.clickforbabies.org This is a wonderful project to help spread awareness of the Period of Purple Crying to prevent shaken and abusive head trauma in babies. It is amazing! I am going to be participating in this as well! Check to see if your state is on the list! If not, don’t let that stop you! If you have a relative living in a participating state, see if they would be willing to take your caps to a drop off station! You can also donate yarn! Just needs to be purple!

I hope you all have an amazing Friday and weekend!

~Bailey

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Doterra Oils · Health · Knitting · Motivational Mondays

Doterra Rescue!

Good Morning and Happy Monday (I’m trying to be cheerful. Mondays suck.)
Hope everyone had an awesome weekend! I heard nothing but fireworks last night in honor of Pioneer Day here in Utah. But I am up early and ready to take on the day. Over the last week, I have been a knitting fool. I always have been, but I decided to finally spread my wings and take on new projects. As of right now, I am working on a Ravenclaw house scarf for a Christmas present. 

But through all the fun I have been having, my arms started to hurt like crazy! Mostly in my forearms and biceps. For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out why. I was beginning to get concerned due to the fact I haven’t been working out, but my arms felt like I had been.

As I came to a point to where I was beyond concerned, I ask Josh if he would please look up if knitting could be the cause of my discomfort. It was! 

Due to the constant rotation of wrapping the yarn around the needles, and creating stitches, my arms were in a way, working out. Any kind of circular motions can do this. I felt a wave of relief, then worry. I didn’t want to stop knitting. What was I going too do?

For the time being, I pulled out my Balance and Deep Blue blend to calm me down, and to help with the pain in my arms. I applied it to the problem areas and messaged it it.

I felt the pain reduce after a few moments and let my arms have a break. The found some tips I never learned about knitting and your health.

Firstly, I didn’t know you should let your arms and fingers take a break every half hour. (This is the recommended amount of time to let them rest.) Then I learned you should stretch them out, as in before any kind of workout. (Who knew? I didn’t.) 

And lastly, to really help support your ams, place a pillow or a thick blanket under your arms, let them rest, and let your project hang off the pillow. Also keep your finger loose, if you are struggling with pain in your fingers. There is a chance you are gripping your work too tightly. 

This morning, my arms don’t feel as worn out and sore as they didn’t yesterday. I will be applying more of my doterra blend to help with the healing. To help them out more, I’m going to look flexible thimbles and possibly some knitting gloves to protect my wrists from possible damage. As I continue my work, I will apply these few tips that Josh looked up for me, and we will see how it goes!

Have you ever experienced pains with knitting? Or anything similar to it? 

I hope you all have a wonderful Monday and Pioneer’s Day!

-Bailey 😃

Books · Doterra Oils · Goodreads · Life · Weekend

Rough Night Help

Hey y’all!

How’s your Saturday going?

Josh and I made it to our destination yesterday! But like most people, once you get to where you’re going, and you’ve been cooped up in a car, you are pretty exhausted by the end of the day.

When I am winding down for the day, I generally just like to turn on Netflix or YouTube and zonk out. Sometimes that isn’t enough. My mind will run and run keeping me awake and alert. Two things you don’t want to be feeling when you are trying to- oh I don’t know- sleep?!

That’s when I pull out my essential oils and a good book 🙂

I am currently reading The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson, I am posting my current locations on Goodreads. Along with putting breathe on my chest, lavender on my wrists, I start to feel the effects. Even then, I may need some help, only when I am away from home, that’s when I turn to the Serenity blend. Within 15 mins, I am out.

What do you guys do to help you sleep?

~Bailey

Doterra Oils · Life · Travel · Weekend

Packing Up!

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To continue where I left off on what I do to pack… I love making lists to help improve what I NEED to take verses what I WANT to take. It helps my also stay focused, this way I don’t fill my bag up with useless things I need for my trip!

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I will never leave without packing my doTERRA oils! I generally put these in my purse with me, but these are what keeps my together when taking trips, no matter how far. I have two personal blends, then my Breathe and Lavender, along with my PastTense and InTune for headaches and anxiety attacks.

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I find that toiletries can either make or break the trip. I have left the house leaving so many things I needed behind. Once I left my shampoo and conditioner behind and had to buy some. I dunno about you, but I would rather save that money for something else. I’ve gotta say, sometimes you should pack a little more, to save you a whole lot less. If that makes any sense at all!!!

After getting everything packed up into my purse and suitcase, all that is left is to load up the car and get going, which we will be doing in the morning! Again, this trip isn’t very long, but I want to enjoy more of it!

~Bailey

Do you have any summer trips you are taking this year??

How do you prepare for your trips?

 

 

 

Doterra Oils · Health · Life

That Time of Year

Well its tbat time of year again, colors on the trees are changing, the air is getting colder, days getting shorter, and everyone is getting sick! Myself included.. 😷 Sore throat and congestion are my symptoms today,  they started last night and followed me into waking up. That’s the worst if you ask me. I know I’m not the only one who hates getting sick, since I don’t get sick very often, it seems twice as bad when I come down with the cold or flu bug. But I do have my saving remedies work when I do get down like this! 

I love doTERRA oils (like I’ve mentioned in the past) but this On Guard + kicks button! Now I haven’t been very good in the taking this on a daily basis part, but when I first started getting sick, this helped stop it from getting worse. And it’s been helping today! I took one tablet this morning and I’ll take another tonight with dinner. However, if I don’t improve, I have a recipe for a Cold Bomb standing by at the ready 💟 

Stay healthy and safe out in this beautiful time of year!

Always, Bailey.

Doterra Oils · Fitness · Health · Life

Cold/Flu Season & A New Look

I love DoTerra Oils! Especially when  you need a fast acting remedy!
I love DoTerra Oils! Especially when you need a fast acting remedy!

One of my favorite months has arrived! I absolutely LOVE October, not only for Halloween (Favorite Holiday next to Christmas!) but because the leaves start to change and the air is crisp in the mornings. Also, it is becoming sweater weather ^_^.
However, it also means that the Flu and Cold bugs are out and about. Yeah… I kinda caught something. Luckily it is just a head cold, but none the less, it is trying to beat me down -.- (I blame Comic Con… all those people and there were a few people that were sneezing and coughing without covering their mouths…)
And with having a job, I don’t want to be down and out!
Then I remembered a time last year when I was stuck with a nasty cold. It was not bad like the Flu can be, but it was still a nasty thing. My parents are in with selling DoTerra oils and they suggested that I try Oregano oil in a capsule to see if it can help in putting it to an end. Since Tylenol wasn’t doing much, I thought why not?
I was back on my feet within 2-3 days. Along with taking the On Guard Protective Blend, I was able to keep from getting sick again when the bug ran through the family.
So here I am again! Back on this powerful regiment! I also just recently got my Flu Shot, but that won’t take effect until another week and a half. (Still sticking to the regiment! 1 On Guard and 1 Oregano capsule a day)

Also, I am going to be making a few changes on this blog, as you can see, I made the home page different! (Change is good!)
Since I want to take my health, physical and mental, to the next level, I wanted to be able to make my blog feel more like how I want to live. This means there will be more posts about how I’m taking steps to getting to my physical, mental, and spiritual goals. From inspirational quotes, activities I am doing, and ways I am finding inner peace and self discovery. I will still post about my unique quirks and nerdy habits, but there will be just more variety in posts!
Let’s have an amazing week my friends! See you later!
Love,
Bailey