We all have those times in our day where we are feeling a little stressed, a lot stressed or just not feeling ourselves. Right now, many of us have added stress with living in a pandemic reality. Our lives changed in a very short time, we have had to adjust to new ways of living, shopping, family dynamics, work dynamics and financial changes. It has not been easy. Stress has set in for some of us in familiar and unfamiliar ways.
Being stressed disconnects us to our body, floods our brain with fight or flight chemicals and does not allow our brain to think in a clear manner. Starting a grounding practice can bring immediate calm into your body and mind. Grounding brings an almost instant calming effect because it is reducing cortisol levels (a stress hormone).
As we move through this unchartered time, it is incredibly important that we are honoring of our self-right now. Being our best self can help us handle the added stresses, mental clutter and new challenges we face. Being our best self can help us to see there may be some gifts during this time … spending more time with family, connecting with people you haven’t spoken to in a long time, starting a new craft/hobby, etc.
If you have time to do a 15-minute grounding that is great. If you only have a few seconds, that is ok to; as you are setting an intention to be grounded. Here are some quick steps to getting grounding:
If you would like to have a guided grounding, visit our website for a 3 minute and a quick grounding. At times I find I only have a few seconds to get grounded – I may do it in the shower, standing at my front door, etc. It’s possible to get grounded in a few seconds – set your intention and so it is!