Perseverance is the ability to keep going despite facing obstacles. It is the power of staying committed to a goal, passion or belief no matter how difficult the journey. Perseverance grows from falling and getting back up. It is a skill that can be learned and developed.

How can we improve our perseverance skills?

Finding Passion
Turning our focus inward, finding what stirs our heart and soul, what attracts our interest, what keeps coming back into our thoughts or into our life – being fully aware of what drives us, fuels our passion, helps us stay the course to persevere.

Great oils to fuel passion: Ylang Ylang, Frankincense, Neroli, Patchouli, Sandalwood

Setting a Goal
SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, time-bound) goal setting is a MUST. The goal has to be attainable, even if difficult to achieve.

Consistent Practice
Breaking up a bigger goal into several smaller goals or steps, practicing and honing our skills to continuously work towards what we want to achieve. Setting challenges, working on strengthening self belief and boosting motivation, helps us persevere.

Reflecting and Learning
Developing our ability to look at an experience, learn from the experience, see the experience as “ A LESSON” — a valuable learning opportunity that helps us grow. Reminding ourselves to focus on the POSITIVE of the experience and applying the LESSON to future mindset and actions.

Great oils for learning and positivity: Rosemary, Frankincense, Eucalyptus, Patchouli, Lemon, Wild Orange, Bergamot, Spearmint, Peppermint

Boosting Resilience
Picking ourselves up after falling down. Not allowing ourselves to get caught up in self pity, self blame or self sabotaging thoughts. Learning to release, let go, and move on.

Great oils to boost resilience: Cypress or Black Spruce combined with Bergamot and another Citrus Essential Oil such as Lemon, Lime, or Wild Orange

Staying Focused
Distractions and simply a full life with all it’s challenges and detours can make us lose focus. But when we remind ourselves of WHY this goal or passion matters so much and how it ties in with our core values, can help us stay the course and persevere.

Great oils to stay focused: Rosemary, Vetiver, Patchouli, Peppermint, Lemon, Wild Orange, Frankincense

Embracing the Journey & Experience
Reminding ourselves that it is not just about the end goal but the journey, expressing gratitude for all lessons learned, for all advances achieved, for all hurdles overcome. Cherishing the moments along the way.

Great oils to accompany celebrating gratitude: Ylang Ylang, Frankincense, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Neroli, Grapefruit

Great Perseverance Blend Recipe (10ml roll-on):

1 drop Sandalwood
1 drop Ylang Ylang
1 drop Frankincense
3 drops Black Spruce
3 drops Cypress
6 drops Bergamot
3 drops Grapefruit
3 drops Peppermint

Fill remainder with fractionated coconut oil. Like me to make you a perseverance roll-on? Contact me.

Make sure to be proud of yourself and reward yourself for your achievements along the way. Persevering is all about making small but constant progress.