I think a lot of times our emotional aches and pains don’t receive as much attention as our physical ones do. But emotional strain or unrest can be just as draining and damaging to us, even if we aren’t always equipped to recognize it.
Why do we so often take our emotional and mental wellbeing for granted? Sublimating our mental and emotional needs is still socially acceptable, and even expected, in so many situations, even when it compromises our wellness. This is why, whenever I feel that I have the opportunity to treat an emotional wound, I’m sure to make it a priority.
This is why Bach Flower Remedies have become such a big part of my routine when I’m facing emotional obstacles or blocks in my thinking I don’t know how to resolve. Bach Flower Remedies are homeopathic tinctures developed from different wildflowers, each one meant to support balance in a different emotional sphere. At one point I owned a set of all 38 remedies, but now you can find my favorites scattered around my home, ready to support me whenever I need a boost.
I always tell friends when they’re first getting into this kind of self-care: don’t stare at a clock and wait for the desired effects to manifest. Take the pressure off, return to whatever you were doing and enjoy the feeling of lightness that manifests.
If you’re interested, I’d encourage you to look through their full catalog to see what resonates with you. As you peruse the different remedies you’ll notice that some of them sound similar. If you’re stuck between choices, I’d recognize it as an opportunity to listen a little closer to the voice within as it tells you what it really needs.
That being said, here are the remedies that have helped me most in times I’ve felt stagnant, exhausted, or out of balance.
Bach Flower White Chestnut Essence, order on Amazon
Previous iterations of this remedy label it as the cure for “when thoughts go round and round.” As someone whose thoughts never turn off, I can find it hard to find a moment of rest and clarity. My mind can truly become a treadmill trapping me in patterns of thoughts without an off-ramp. White Chestnut helps break up the clutter and grants me peace and internal quiet when I need it the most.
Bach Flower Gorse Essence, order on Amazon
Gorse is best described as a treatment for despair or hopelessness. Sometimes we go through periods where we just feel heavy, weighted down with a darkness or a cloudiness we can’t even really put a name to. I wouldn’t say that this treatment turns sadness into happiness. Instead, it helps lift a bit of that weight from your spirit, allowing you to get back into healthy life patterns that seem impossible to manage when you’re feeling low. Ultimately, this can be the first step in giving you the ability to start living life more fully again. I always recommend this one to my friends who are living, as I do, with autoimmune conditions.
Bach Flower Impatiens Essence, Order on Amazon
When I’m starting a new project or idea, I feel so full of raw energy and desire to sprint through every step. My mind never settles on one thing, always trying to get to the culmination of my vision as quickly as possible. While I consider my passion and drive to be some of my greatest strengths, it can definitely leave me more than a little impatient whenever there’s a lag or setback. Impatients is useful for allowing me to take a step back and a deep breath. It helps me rest a little easier in the assurance that my plans will come to fruition but that it doesn’t have to all happen today.
Bach Flower Olive Essence, order on Amazon
It’s inevitable for each of us to face fatigue and burnout at certain points in our lives. For me, working in a fast-paced industry and balancing the demands of my autoimmune conditions, fatigue is a regular part of my life. It can be hard to take the steps to feel better when it feels like your tank is empty, which is why having a course of action as small as taking a few drops of olive can yield such big results. This remedy can feel like a breath of fresh air, cleaning out your mind and leaving it fresh for new thoughts, intentions and energies.
Bach Flower Impatiens Essence, order on Amazon
I’ve found there are some days where it feels impossible to trust your own judgment, even in the smallest decisions. There’s no relationship as important as the one you have with yourself, and that’s why lacking faith in yourself is a problem that can breed so many more in our lives. Cerato is great for lending us a little extra confidence in ourselves and giving us the strength to believe that whatever choice we make will be the best one for us.