So I don’t know if I have mentioned this yet, but it’s finals season. Finals season is not very pleasent. I have already written two blogs here about ways to make this week and a half just a little less like one giant emotional break down, but I can’t lie, it’s going to be tough, no matter what you do. However, there are ways to get through it. I have already talked about movies to watch, and music to listen to, now it’s time to talk about some other easy ways to relax, relieve a little stress, and at least take a few calming breaths.
You may or may not have heard about Aromatherapy, which is basically the science of using scents to solve problems. Well, that’s the shortened version. But certain scents have been known to make people really feel better, calmer, or even healthier. There are a lot of different places to look if you want try Aromatherapy, including right here! One place to look is the internet, which has lots of sites to find directions on using Aromatherapy in the best way possible.
http://oxford-consultants.tripod.com/Aromatherapy50ways.htmis a newsletter that has an excellent list of different oils and scents and how to specifically use them to cure anything from stress to headaches to memory problems. These scents can be found anywhere, even Wal-Mart, so go ahead and check it out. Worst case scenario, you walk into finals smelling like vanilla. Maybe your professor will appreciate the smell as you turn your test in.
Yoga: A Gateway to Curb Social Evils–Ramesh Kumar [e-book from ebrary] p.s. the title alone should make you want to bend yourself like a pretzel!