Do you ever want to punch Mother Nature in the face?
Now don’t get me wrong, I am a true fan of nature, and being outdoors, and all that jazz, but it starts to get to me when it’s super cold for a million days in a row. I mean really, a person can only take so much of these sub-arctic temperatures.
I woke up this morning to the sound of the wind howling. It sounded like it was going to tear the roof right off of my house. I’ve never heard it sound like that before. Knowing that it was supposed to be below -40 with the wind, I was tempted to turn off the alarm clock, bury myself deep in my covers and call it a day, however life doesn’t work like that now, does it?
To give you an idea of what I had to deal with, here is the local forecast for today.
Winnipeg forecast for Thursday, January 12, 2017
- Temperature falling to –27 C by the afternoon (extreme wind chill –43).
- Blowing snow with visibility frequently less than one kilometre.
- Wind northwest 60-80 km/h this morning then diminishing to 30-50 km/h this afternoon.
- Clear tonight.
- Wind up to 15 km/h.
- Low –32 C (extreme wind chill –42).
And here’s what all that looks like.
Uggh. Throat Punch to Mother Nature.
All right I’ll stop now. But I hope you know, I’m not happy about all of this blowing snow nonsense. Thankfully all of this wind is blowing in much warmer weather, they are calling for -9 on Saturday. I’ll take that, hell, I’ll probably even get outside for a run.
It’s days like today I am especially thankful I can add a few essential oils in my diffuser, and lift the mood in our home. Today I concocted the following blend for my diffuser.
“F” Off Winter Diffuser Blend
I specifically chose oils that lift the spirits, reduce stress, and create a sense of happiness and joy.
Bergamot – components of Bergamot essential oil are both antidepressant and stimulating. They create a feeling of joy, freshness, and energy by improving the circulation of your blood.
Elevation – as the name suggests, Elevation is an invigorating combination of essential oils that blends euphoric scents to elevate your mood, promote feelings of confidence, and increase your energy.
Marjoram – Marjoram is the ‘herb of happiness’. It promotes peace and sleep and is relaxing and calming for our muscles. It helps relieve stress, reduce tension, and soothes the body and mind.
Geranium – Geranium oil has the power to improve mental functioning and lift your spirits. It’s known to help people who are suffering from grief.
For those of you who are not keen on the smell of Geranium, be careful to only use one drop. It’s a mighty powerful oil, and can be very overpowering to those who don’t like it. You can also substitute it for a citrus oil like Wild Orange, or Citrus Bliss.
I’ve been diffusing it as I type this and I can tell that it’s improving my mood. I’ll be honest, this blend is not one of my favourites for smell. It’s alright, not terrible, but not the best, that’s for sure.
If you’d like to check out some other diffuser blends, head on over to THIS page.
I’d like to hear from you. Comment below and tell me what do you do when you’ve been trapped indoors because Mother Nature has reared her ugly face?