It’s National Relaxation Day. Studies have shown that lavender promotes calm without risk of dependence, tolerance, or withdrawal. I grow some in a pot outside the back door, where I can grab a quick pinch and inhale its fresh oil as I pass by.
While hiking offers me the best relaxation for a busy mind, as I embark on an especially hectic day in the office, I lean on supplements (in several forms, not always pills and capsules) for relaxation and focus.
Often a diffuser is running to scent the air with food-grade lavender oil on my desktop and also in the bathroom.
Having suffered from stress-related memory issues in the past, I’ve begun using brain echo technology to help relax, rebalance and reset my brain. I’ll be writing about some of the devices I’ve tried for cognitive biohacking soon.