Being grounded means you're fully present in the moment. While you're in this state, you aren't worrying about the past nor future. Instead, you're focusing your consciousness on of your physical, mental and emotional state, as well as the environment around you. When you're grounded, you feel balanced, connected, confident and energized.
Below are a few grounding techniques that can be used to anchor yourself in the present moment. These techniques help you focus on one single task, calm your mind, engage your senses, and connect with nature.
Open the Window Shades
Start the day by inviting the outside in. Opening the shades in your home is a simple trick that will help you feel more happy and energized! Sunlight triggers the release of serotonin in the brain. This feel-good chemical is known for regulating mood, appetite, digestion, sleep and memory.
Take a Bath
That’s right, I said it - take a bath in the morning. Most people use baths to de-stress and rejuvenated after a long day. Why not do that in the morning? Diffuse essential oils (lemon and peppermint is a good wake up blend) and play some chill tunes (Emancipator is always a great choice). By taking care of yourself in the morning, you’ll have more patience to deal with the challenges of everyday life.
Practice Mindful Eating
If you've been keeping up with the latest wellness trends, you've probably heard of mindful eating. The practice involves eating slowly, paying attention to your senses (sight, smell and taste), observing your hunger cues, and appreciating your food and where it comes from. I could go on and on about the benefits of mindful eating. For this conversation, however, I'll just say that it can help connect you with Mother Earth (assuming that you're eating protein, fruits, roots or greens). Make a little time in the morning, to give it a try.
What are your morning grounding techniques?
Which of these would you like to try?