Have you ever seen small children running around and playing endlessly while having such a great time? You look at them and think, if I could just bottle up a little of that energy I could do so much more in a day!
Now I’m not big on sports drinks, energy shots, or caffeine concoctions, but I will try a more natural approach to getting more energy so that I can be more productive in a day. I have always felt like I never have enough time or enough energy to get everything done that I need to in a day, so I decided to give the blend Young Living makes called En-R-Gee a try.
I wasn’t sure if it would help me at all, but I figured it couldn’t hurt me either. So I applied a drop to each wrist, rubbed them together and then rubbed them on my neck. Then I inhaled for a minute or so from what I applied so that I could breathe in the aroma of the oil. It was a little invigorating right off the bat, but I thought maybe that was all in my head. I was headed to the gym even though I didn’t want to go, so I was trying to give myself a boost. Directing VBS this last week with very little sleep, then visiting with a close friend who lives out of town until 1 am has left me a little exhausted. But, I’m bound and determined to continue making more positive and healthy changes in my life, so I had to go.
I began walking on the treadmill, and was feeling pretty good. All of a sudden I thought, you know, I’ve been doing really well with a faster paced walk, maybe I should start the Couch 2 5k app! This seemed a little crazy to me at first because I was so tired, but something lit a fire in me, and I powered through it!
I was amazed! I have used this blend before with mixed results, but tonight those 2 little drops of En-R-Gee pulled me through!
En-R-Gee’s whole purpose is to increase vitality, circulation, and alertness. It contains Rosemary, Juniper, Lemongrass, Nutmeg, Idaho Balsam fir, Clove, and Black Pepper. Each of these oils have little jobs to help bring you the energy you need. Rosemary helps you overcome mental fatigue, Juniper detoxifies, cleanses, and improves nerve and kidney function, Lemongrass increases blood circulation, Nutmeg supports the adrenal glands for increased energy, Idaho Balsam fir is stimulating and calming at the same time and empowers and motivates one to go forward and achieve goals, Clove is a powerful stimulant with antioxidant properties, Black Pepper stimulates the endocrine system and increases energy in all systems of the body.
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