Lifestyle Need a Mood Upgrade? Grab a Lemon!

Need a Mood Upgrade? Grab a Lemon!

Welcome to the latest edition of Igniting Your Dynamic Self with Wendy Bjork. As an international bestselling author, inspirational speaker and guide to others, as well as founder of, it is my mission to help others make forward progress towards living their best lives!


Do You Struggle To Feel Happy in the Morning?

Many people have noticed that they feel happier, more uplifted and more energetic after drinking a glass of warm organic lemon water first thing in the morning. This simple act is actually one of the best ways to give your body a natural energy boost while also helping you to fight off colds and allergies, as well as relieve indigestion and bloating.

Lemons are rich in Vitamin C, which has been shown to help the immune system, reduce inflammation and fight free radicals that can cause disease. In fact, Vitamin C is so important that doctors recommend taking it daily.

How Do Lemons Help Our Mood?

Inhaling the scent of lemons, especially the citrus scents of oranges and mandarins, helps boost serotonin – our happy hormone – while decreasing norepinephrine, our stress hormone. Inhaling the smell of these fruits, as well as other citrus scents such as bergamot and clementine, can also help with anxiety and depression by relaxing the nervous system and encouraging sleep.

You can easily enjoy the mood-enhancing properties of lemons by placing a sliced or squirted piece of lemon near your bed. This will help cleanse the air in your bedroom, fight bacteria, prevent sickness and promote restful, undisturbed sleep. Lemons can also be used as a natural insect deterrent.

If you can’t get to a lemon, try using a pure lemon essential oil. Lemon essential oil can be diffused in a diffuser or inhaled through aromatherapy. However, it’s always best to talk to your doctor before trying any new essential oil, as they can be very potent and may interact with certain medications.

Drinking a glass of warm organic lemon water first thing each morning is one of the simplest, most affordable and most effective ways to improve your health and mood throughout the day. It’s also a healthy alternative to coffee or tea and gives you a great energy boost while aiding your digestion, fighting off bloating, indigestion and bad breath.

You can also enjoy the scent of lemons by placing a scented sachet or tumbler in your room, or by adding a few drops of crystallized lemon to your favorite food or drink. Lastly, natural lemon-scented body wash or soap can be an easy and subtle way to add a hint of zest to your routine. The scent of citrus can also help you concentrate and focus on your work throughout the day by reducing your stress levels and boosting your mood. Try it out and see if you can notice the difference! You’ll find yourself feeling happier, more relaxed and positive about your life in no time.

For more information on the health benefits of essential oils, read my exclusive publication here: Is Improving Your Health Easier Than You Think?

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