Wondering what grounding is? What to know how it helps one be more present in ones life?
In this brief post you will learn what grounding is, how it can help to reduce stress and anxiety, and be more in the moment instead of stuck inside your mind.
Grounding is based in mindfulness and uses your five senses: sight, touch, taste, hearing, and smell to help you to be aware of your surroundings and more connected to your body. The more that you can use your senses the more it is possible to feel grounded.
So what does make us feel ungrounded?
Thinking too much. The more we think the less we are connected to the present moment, which can cause stress and anxiety. In previous posts we have talked about how a lack of breathing that begins the cycle of stress or anxiety. We can stop the cycle of stress and anxiety if we catch ourselves taking shallow breaths, deepening our breath and use one of the grounding techniques that I explain in the video below.
How do I practice grounding?
Grounding techniques are available to anyone at anytime. They are easy to do and portable, just like the breath. The key is to remember to practice it regularly even when you are not feeling stressed or triggered. It is important to do this even when you are feeling calm, so that it becomes an automatic way of responding to stress.
If you catch yourself feeling ungrounded make sure to be nice to yourself. Telling yourself you could do better is actually causing you more stress. Be kind to yourself and just begin to do the exercises.
“Get yourself grounded and you can navigate even the stormiest roads in peace.”
~ Steve Goodier
Enjoy the video! Do you have any questions or want to learn more about reducing your anxiety and stress? I am hosting a workshop on the 13th of April. Check out this page for more information. Want some one on one help? Please contact me to schedule your free 15 minute phone consultation, firstname.lastname@example.org or 323-515-2278.
Have a blessed Week!