The night is still, as I walk along the moonlit beach. The only sound is the waves gently stroking the sand, erasing footprints from the visitors that have long gone home. I walk along the shoreline, with the lonely waves as my only companion. Lost in my thoughts, I am unaware of the approaching visitor, the one of my dreams, who has finally come to sweep me off my feet. He gently touches my shoulder, and I turn to face him. Ever so gently, he places his hand under my chin and lifts my face towards his. As he bends down closer to me, our eyes meet, and I gaze into his beautiful face. Sweetly, he whispers: ” I have been waiting my whole life for screech…” I blink several times, and he begins again: “I have been waiting my whole life for screech…”
Yes, this was my dream, and yes, the alarm clock began to ring. It chose that exact time to ruin the moment I had been waiting for the entire dream. And yes, if only I had a hammer, I could stop the noise and return to that moonlit beach and my happily ever after. Many a morning, I have struggled with the dream world and reality, not willing to leave one to join the other. I play this game of “just one more minute”. But the end result is always the same, and my dreamworld is always the sacrifice.
The “I hate mornings” problem
I know I am not alone struggling with this problem, the “I hate mornings” problem. As a responsible adult, I sadly touch my feet to the floor after my morning song of screech – quiet – screech – quiet. It does not inspire me, and it certainly does not put me in a good mood. Long have I been searching for a gentler way to start my mornings. A way that I can just touch my feet to the floor without having to listen to the same horrible song playing over and over. A softer way, where I willingly open my eyes and happily greet the day.
Recently, this scene has changed for me. I am still on that beach, and my true love is still there with me. But now, when that sound pierces my happily ever after, I reach over and press the snooze button. I then reach for a magical blend of essential oils that I keep right by that alarm clock. I slowly welcome the morning with a drop of Peppermint and a drop of Wild Orange Essential Oils.
What a wonderful way to greet the day!
I never realized how the fragrance of essential oils in the morning would have such a positive and lasting impact. The scent of Peppermint opens my respiratory system, clears my sinuses, and gives me a boost of energy (hence the prefix pep). The Wild Orange releases energy and promotes an uplifting and positive sensation for my mind and emotions. I place a drop of this essential oil blend in the palm of my hand, rub them together, and inhale deeply several times. I can feel the smile on my face begin to bloom, and the sunshine warming my heart.
In all honesty, I have never been a morning person. It does not matter what time I go to bed, early, late, it is the same song that is played in the morning. To have found a solution, and a simple one at that, is truly remarkable to me. There is no better way to salute a day, no matter how loud the screech. And it is funny how this has changed my attitude towards my alarm clock. I don’t mind its piecing noise so much anymore, as I know that my little magical bottle of pure sunshine filled with essential oils is there to help me start my day. Wake up, sunshine. It’s a beautiful day!