Don’t skip one of the most important parts of natural stress relief: cultivating joy!

The more you can keep your mood up, the less room stress has to settle into your mind and body. But for many people who struggle with stress, the question is . . . how do you keep your mood up?

Bringing more happiness into your life is going to look different for everyone. That said, there are a few tried-and-true ways to practice the art of joy.

Countless studies have shown that exercise releases endorphins that make us less susceptible to feeling pain and more open to joy. If you need a little support sticking to an exercise routine, essential oils can help. Stay tuned for another series on 10 essential oils for exercise and how to use them!

Other studies have found that simply laughing with friends can increase the flow of endorphins through your body!

Aromatherapy also brings a lot of happiness! Having fun with essential oils is a joy unto itself!

More ways to cultivate joy include taking the time to get a massage, listening to beautiful music, playing with children or pets, spending quality time with people you love, eating delicious and healthy food, and having fun with your hobbies.

Ways to Cultivate Joy

Essential oils can give you a big nudge in a positive direction!

The next section introduces you to 10 essential oils to boost your mood and energy levels. You can use them to:

  • Calm hot, “angry” emotions
  • Comfort head tension
  • Ease anxious feelings
  • Feel energized in the morning
  • Get motivated to exercise
  • Massage sore muscles
  • Stay productive at work
  • Support digestion

Because stress can be sneaky, distracting your mind away from what makes you happy, you can also use essential oils to sharpen and focus your attention, so it’s easier to stay present with joy.