I think at some point or another, we all find ourselves having difficulty focusing and achieving our goals. However for some of us that task is not only difficult, but daunting. In addition, our motivation may be at a low making the situation even more difficult to improve. The culprit behind all of this, may be your body's collective reaction to stress caused by fatigue, illness, depression or anxiety. The easiest way to reduce stress and get back on track, is to get adequate rest and keep your emotions in check.
Depression, anxiety, worry and fear, constantly rob us of our ability to focus and think clearly. Clinical studies have proven that even a slight increase in stress, decrees our cognitive function dramatically. Having trouble focusing or remembering things? Most people think it's because they are getting older, but stress is probably at the root of cause.
A survey done by the American Psychological Association showed, that 44% of adults polled report that their stress level has increased in the past 5 years. Although stress may not be easily identified by individuals. It is often experienced with ongoing work pressure, long-term relationship problems, persistent financial worries and illness. If your ability to focus has declined or you are experiencing an increased level of anxiety, sometimes its time to de-stress.
Using essential oils to help improve memory in people with anxiety is believed to be useful. However it is now known that using essential oils to calm and de-stress the body, is a more effective way of increasing focus in people with anxiety.
In fact the less stressed we are, the more open we become to information in the world around us. Want to know the solution to those problems which have been alluding you? Simply slow down, stop what you are doing, relax and allow the answers to be received by your subconscious mind.
Yoga and meditation are two of many commonly known ways to relax the body. However it's not always practical given the environments and emotional states in which you can find yourself. Instead try using essential oils known to decrease anxiety and stress. Monitor your response to the oils with an inexpensive aromatherapy biofeedback monitor. This easy to use monitor helps you to determine when your body is displaying a mixture stress response. You can then pull out your essential oils for managing stress, take a whiff and get back on track in a matter of minutes.
www.apa.org – The American Psychological Association
American Psychological Association. Stressed in America. January 2012.