Written by: Sabine Roggermeier; Gluecklich Im Sein
The times we live in are demanding. On top of the hustle and bustle of everyday business as well as private life we had to become accustomed to the new way of living in the last 15+ months with lockdowns, home schooling, wearing masks, checking the current rules etc. Change seems to be everywhere, in our work life, the economical and political circumstances or even in natural disasters striking ever closer to home.
In order to adapt to challenging life situations it is essential for us to take care of ourselves and stay grounded. Staying grounded is like feeling the internal safe place within yourself. It is like a house with a good foundation. It will stand the test of time and whirlwinds.
Here is a list of suggestions that can improve your grounding:
- Feeling your body: Being in the here and now can take your mind of the horrible news you heard or the problems it’s desperate to solve. Your body is not only your physical home base and your instrument to create your physical existence but an exquisite instrument to become present.
- Breathing: your breath is interconnected with your nervous system. When the breathe is shallow and quick that communicates danger. So try to slow down your breath. If you have problems breathing deeply into your belly imagine moving your shoulder blades together a bit. That should do the trick.
- Observing: by observing your surroundings and really taking them in you help your mind ease away from distracting and stressful thoughts. Touch something and really feels its shape and texture. Take in the aroma of flowers, perfume, herbs etc.
- Walking: best done in nature walking can bring your awareness into your feet and your connection to the earth. Notice that the earth is literally supporting you any minute of the day. Up the game and take a walk outside with bare feet. Walking barefoot not only stimulates important acupuncture points it allows your magnetic field to feed off of the earth magnetic field.
This week’s homework: how do you know you’re well grounded?