Isn't there a saying for parents that the, "days are long, but the years are short"?
For people teaching college it should be, "the semester is short, but the hours at the computer are looooong".
Whether it's grading papers or futzing with a power point for a lecture or returning student emails or grading some more (I had seventy students turn in an assignment today), I usually feel less than awesome when I am done.
There is lots of stretching and often an ice or heat pack for my neck and shoulders, but one other thing I have been relying to feel better is soaking my feet in epsom salts with essential oils.
I simply fill a small jar almost full with salt, sprinkle in several drops of oil, and shake it around to mix it. Oh and then, of course, I just had to make labels for the jars.
These three foot soaks are all my favorites. I have been using this bucket, which was a major upgrade from the empty plastic storage box I used to use. All it takes is about 15 minutes and I end up feeling so much better.
It's been just over two years since I started using oils for headaches, colds, falling asleep and calming the heck down. Sean has had good luck when he's used oils for his allergies, instead of the medication he took for years, so we are both believers at this point.
I am sure you have heard about essential oils just about everywhere at this point...and pretty much the last thing I will could ever be is a sales person. However, if you are interested in trying a couple oils, or ordering a kit like I did two years ago, please email me and I would love to help.