It was a an early night for tucking in the kids on a Friday and I wanted to just veg out. The hubby and I haven't watched a movie together in quite awhile, so Netflix, here we came! Now I'm sure you're like me where many times, you scrolled through all your options in the same amount of time as a full length movie!!! So this time, we clicked on the first thing we saw that seemed interesting...enter Bird Box with with Sandra Bullock.
Ummmmm, what the heck?! I don't know if it's getting older combined with the fact I truly try to limit things that could put me in a bad place but I can no longer handle scary movies! This one surely had some parts that kept me at the edge of my seat but also, some gruesome scenes that gave me knots in my belly. Sure, I could've turned it off at anytime but I just kept rolling with it for some reason!
After the movie, I knew it would be hard to actually sleep and I didn't want THAT to be the last thing I remember before hitting the hay. I thought about what I could do to help calm the nervous system and immediately, essential oils came to mind! My goto, especially for the kids when they become frightened, is the Young Living essential oil blend Joy. It is floral and uplifting so I immediately began to inhale this oil straight from the bottle! I even offered it to the hubs since he was also feeling the low vibes after the movie! I followed it with Valor II, a blend that is no longer in stock so I covet this one! I would've grabbed my tried and true blend Valor (not to be confused with Valor II) but I was in no mood to find where I placed it last! It's sensual and soothing...just what I needed at that moment. Finally, I busted out my handy Sleep roller bottle and used it on the bottoms of my feet before putting socks on. It's the ultimate night-time roller with lavender and cedarwood oils. I also listened to a quick less than 10 minute guided meditation before flying off into LaLa Land. Let's coin this the After a Scary Movie protocol!!!
I can attest, I did not think about that movie anymore last night, slept very well, and did not wake up with that feeling of the movie being "stuck" on me as others have in the past. If you do not have these oils to help with those moments you are afraid, feeling low vibes, or for a good night's rest, let me know!!! It's time to get you hooked up! :)