Do you run around looking for your phone while you are talking on it?
Do people that move slower than you get more done and you just don’t get it?
Are you in a constant frantic rush and wish you could just chill?
If this sounds like you, reading this article could bring you some relief.
Grounding is something that you need, like, right now!
In my new book, Feel Better in Five Minutes, An Empowering Guide to Gain Control over Your Emotions, Chapter 9, How to Effortlessly Command Your Life, dives head first into grounding and teaches you why grounding is important, how to tell if you are grounded and how to ground if you aren’t.
In this article, I am going to give you a sneak peek so you can start making changes today to go from frantic to fabulous.
What is grounding?
In this sense, we are talking about grounding your energy to the earth. It is the same principle as a lightning rod attached to the building. That rod is connected to a wire that goes into the ground. When lightning hits the rod, the electricity goes into the ground, rather than hitting the building, damaging electronics and people, if they are in it. The rod takes this powerful force and directs it. That is what grounding can do for you.
When we aren’t grounded, all of the little things in life that throw us are kind of like lightning hitting a building that doesn’t have a lightning rod. The experiences fry and frazzle us, causing us to react in ways that we often regret. By grounding your energy, you are directing the energy and experiences that hit you in life to go through you, instead of throwing you for a loop. If you aren’t grounded, you are like a tree without roots. How well would the trunk stand up if it wasn’t planted in the ground and wind hit it? Not well.
By learning to ground, you can withstand the winds of life much better while maintaining a level head and get more done during your day than if you were frantic. You can become one of those seemingly slow-moving people that get a lot done. Sound good?
Before you perform the techniques
Really observe how you feel before and after these techniques. To retrain yourself to be grounded, it’s best to do these techniques first thing in the morning, at night before bed (it helps you sleep) and during the day when you feel yourself holding your breath and running around. Like anything else, being grounded is a habit. By doing this every day, over time you will inherently be more chill while getting more done and commanding your presence in the world, without saying a word.
Grounding your roots
- Ask yourself, do I feel grounded right now? Am I calm or nervous? Am I overthinking things or is my mind clear? Observe how you feel overall and have a number in your mind 1-10 1 being ungrounded, 10 being very grounded.
- Use your intuition and envision roots coming out of the bottoms of your feet.
- How far in the ground are they?
- What color are they? Are they bright and look ‘healthy’?
- If they are fairly shallow, push them further into the ground. Focus on them going deeper instead of just spreading out.
- After pushing them further into the ground, how do you feel?
Grounded root breathing
- First, perform the technique above and get your roots into the ground.
- Next, take a deep belly breath through your nose and breathe up through your roots.
- Hold it for about 8 seconds.
- Feel the energy coming into your body and calming you down.
- Now breathe the nervous energy out through your mouth.
- Repeat this a few times until you feel calm and your thinking is more clear and rational.
If you enjoyed these techniques, they are just a couple of the 79 in my new book, Feel Better in Five Minutes, An Empowering Guide to Gain Control over Your Emotions. The book is packed with easy, actionable techniques to help you feel better fast, no matter what you are dealing with in life. To get on the list to be notified of its release, click here!