At the center of a life filled with happiness, high-performance, good social health, and even physical and mental health is a firm foundation of self-confidence. With a good sense of self-confidence, the individual is better able to manage the fears and insecurities and take on challenges with undaunted resolution.
But this priceless gift to one’s self can be hard to come by. According to the experts, self-confidence is much like a muscle system that grows stronger and more resilient the more it is engaging and pushed to its limits.
If you have ever felt low in confidence you are not alone. Insecurities and failures are a human condition and this post can help. Read on to learn about building self-confidence with a little help from an unexpected ally.
Obstacles to Self-Confidence
Many people suffer from unduly low levels of self-confidence caused by fears of criticism, apparent inadequacies, self-doubt, and feelings of not being accepted or loved by those around them. Many times, these are learned responses that have developed through a lifetime of hardships, disappointments, and many grave errors and failures.
Other times low self-confidence can come from uncertainties of what other people are expecting or what their standards of capable, intelligent, or attractive should be. No matter the obstacle, the playing field where anger, tensions, anxieties, and stresses from the past can affect self-confidence is on the mind. This is where the game-changing effects of aromatics can be applied for regaining solid mental footing and the confidence to act decisively.
Aromatherapy and Self-Confidence
Aromatherapy is the age-old practice of using aromatic herbs and their essences to addressing human health, both mental and physical. Plants are marvelous chemical engineers and have produced a cure for almost every human ailment. Humans go out and gather these plants and concentrate their beneficial essences into essential oils which can affect the human body and biochemical processes profoundly.
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Many of these can be applied topically and deliver a laundry list of beneficial properties directly through the skin. But they can also be breathed in, creating a more potent impact on the mind and body.
Aromatic plant essences, while called oils, are not actually oils but made of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that readily evaporate into the air. Their tiny molecular dimensions allow the VOCs to enter the bloodstream through the capillaries of the nose and bronchi of the lungs. Once in the bloodstream, they are free to spread their health benefits far and wide.1
When used aromatically, the compounds activate the olfactory epithelium in the nose where smells are detected and identified. Data from the olfactory epithelium is sent directly to the structures of the limbic system which includes the amygdala. During times of low self-confidence the amygdala, which is like an alarm, will trigger the stress response when it feels threatened by something in its environment.
The limbic system presides over the most basic aspects of our emotions and motivations such as fear, aggression, love, and pleasure. Because of their aromatic constituents, essential oils have a profound effect on the limbic system. Some fragrances like spearmint and jasmine essential oils can calm and quiet the mind dispelling doubts and confusion.2
Others, like citrus essences, are arousing and can sharpen cognition for clear thought processes. Then there are soothing, relaxing, invigorating, and grounding essential oils to name just a few.
Considering the great relief aromatics can be on a tormented and disquieted mind, it’s time to look at how a selection of confidence-boosting aromas found in the Sexy personal essential oil diffuser by MONQ can support your quest for self-confidence even if you are just beginning.
Using the Sexy to Build Self-Confidence
Banishing Fear of Criticism
Receiving a barrage of negativity for making your best effort is never easy. The fear of criticism can grip the mind and distract you from your goal to what other people might be thinking of your performance.
To still your mind and clarify your focus, jasmine essential oils are a key ingredient of the Sexy personal diffuser. Jasmine arouses the senses but soothes and relaxes the mind. This provides an excellent focus on what you are saying and doing.
The key here is not in clarifying the mind so you can perform your best, although that’s nice too. The benefit is clearing your mind so realize that criticism is merely feedback and no reason to be defensive. No matter how it is delivered it can be either useful or completely disregarded.
Engage Your Attractive Side
At the base of all human activity are two primary motivators, fear and love. Love is a pleasurable motivator that creates a strong attraction between you, the task, and those in your world. This is suitable for cultivating high-quality relations and boosting self-confidence. Fear is not pleasant or attractive and is the root of low self-confidence.
To shift your mind and motivations in an attractive gear, patchouli essential oils are a time-honored aphrodisiac that has a grounding effect on emotions. By establishing a stronger connection with your most primal instinct to give and receive love, you will begin to understand what it means to be attractive inside and out.
Boost Your Assertiveness
There is no better way to boost self-confidence than being your own hero. Without assertiveness, you are at the mercy of your environment and flooded with insecurities that drain self-confidence. While the lime essential oil content in Sexy MONQ isn’t going to give you the courage to take a stand for yourself, it can clear the runway for takeoff.
Lime has stimulating effects to bring to focus the mind and body conducive for expressing yourself clearly. It can also invigorate an exhausted mind and body for peak performance no matter the late hour.
Final Notes: How to Apply This Information
Once you have acquired your very own Sexy essential oil diffuser, keep it on hand for when you need a self-confidence boost. Let the sensual rush of aromatic compounds take you to a place where you reign unchallenged and your self-confidence can be fully restored. When you return to your daily life, apply some of that restored confidence in making progress toward your goals.
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