Feeling the rush of fall or just busy managing your life? Try these 10 Tips to stay grounded this season:
1). Consider your priorities. Write them down, or draw a picture of them, and choose consciously what to focus on first each day.
2). Reduce stimulation. Do you eat breakfast while texting, emailing, talking on the phone and feeding your dog all at the same time? Try even a short period every day of doing just one thing at a time, and see how you feel.
3). Dive in to whatever you ARE doing. If you’re eating, become the taste. If you’re walking or driving, look at the sights around you as if you’ve never seen them before. If you’re talking to someone, feel their heart and your own.
4). Align with the earth. Many people deeply relax when in nature. If it’s an option, get out on the earth regularly. Walk places and get plenty of sun. If you’re in a city, at least surround yourself with plants, rocks, or a fountain to remind yourself of the elements.
5). Tell the truth. The more we tell the truth the simpler things become; this includes telling the truth to yourself about your feelings. An added bonus is that the more we tell the truth, the more our words become true!
6). Get plenty of rest. Have you ever taken a power nap, or stopped to have some fun, and found yourself more productive and inspired later? Pushing yourself around is the surest way to un-ground yourself, and it’s a downward spiral, so just rest!
7). Ground for you only. Do you feel like your survival is dependent on someone else? You may be grounding through them and limiting your ability to get grounded for yourself. Do you sense that someone, or perhaps many people, want YOUR help in grounding? It can be a complement, but it doesn’t make for healthy relationships and fundamentally doesn’t serve each individual. We can love each other in many ways, but ground for you and let others do the same.
8). Eat healthy, grounding foods. Donuts may comfort you if you ate them as a kid, but consider what foods make you feel healthy AND comfortable today. It may change from day to day, so ask your body and be willing to feel the truth in the moment.
9). Maintain your life and belongings. Do you feel un-grounded if your car needs repairs, the kitchen’s a mess and you have 10 voicemails to return? Give yourself space to manage your daily life and free up your time and energy.
10). Love. You may have experienced that when you’re in love, or feeling close with friends and family, nothing can get to you. Or, after a breakup, arguement or loss of a loved one, how the whole world feels upside down. So prioritize love, whether that’s with others or simply by following your heart and living a life you love– and your increased sense of calm may just feel like icing on the cake!
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