Today as I was sitting down to read with my 5-year old, he was groaning and complaining again about reading. Luckily, I was prepared with a new idea! We needed to play – to have fun. So, I mentioned that his teddy bear, Pinecone, should join us and listen to the story. That was the ticket to change his focus from the challenge of reading to the joy of sharing his new talent with his night-time buddy.
The experience was so enjoyable for everyone, including Pinecone because my son was teaching his teddy how to read and was correcting teddy when he mispronounced a word.
My second trick to help my son focus is one I actually use on Sunday. It can be hard for him to sit in church reverently so I’ve started to roll some In Tune, also called Focus Blend, on his feet, mainly his big toes, then across his forehead. Wow! He is much more calm when I remember to apply the In Tune.
Since these essential oils are natural, there are no side effects and I am happy to provide solutions to keep everyone happy.
One more idea that I read about is to diffuse Grapefruit essential oil while studying or reading because that will help sharpen your focus and lift your mood. Plus, it smells divine!
Other uses for Grapefruit essential oil benefit include applying it to a teenagers face to improve blemishes (but use caution and avoid sun exposure for 12 hours after applying it topically to reduce the risk of sunburn); diffuse while dieting to increase motivation; and drink 1-2 drops in a glass of water to support a healthy metabolism*. Use a glass rather than a plastic cup or water bottle because the citric oils can break down plastic and you don’t want to drink that – nor do you want a hole in your cup.