Anyone can feel lost or disconnected at times. During busy or stressful times, or when we neglect our healthy practices for a few days, we might notice a big difference in the way we feel.
Though everyone is different, when I neglect self-care, I quickly begin to feel irritable. I might scramble to find the right words, or feel unable to collect my thoughts. At my worst, not being grounded leaves me wanting to be alone and with a strong urging to go outside. Interestingly, I experience a lack of balance just trying to stand on my own two feet.
My body sends very clear signals when I’m not well grounded, and I’ve learned to recognize them and what they mean.
Have you noticed your clues?
Remember a time recently when you felt a little “off”. Maybe someone noticed your behavior and mentioned it, or maybe you noticed that you just weren’t acting like your normal self.
Try to recall what you did/didn’t do that day, or what you did/didn’t do several days prior.
How did you cope? (Sit the feeling out? Power through it? )
How long did the feeling persist?
Did anything make it worse?
Did anything help you “snap out of it”?
Luckily, barring something more serious, a lack of grounding is easy to address. We can start by reminding ourselves that Mother Earth is loyal, loving, and always supporting us no matter what. There are other simple practices to re-establish that necessary connection. I doesn’t take long to balance and reconnect if we know what works best for each of us.
Easy ways to ground ourselves include:
- Walking barefoot in the grass or on a sandy beach
- Sipping tea outside among the trees
- Breathing exercises, using aromatherapy if desired
- Observing the night sky
- Visualizing strengthening the root chakra
- Tapping certain acupressure points
- Tracing certain energy meridians
Some people find that going for a walk, doing yoga, or exerting themselves through vigorous exercise brings them back to themselves. We all have to experiment to find what works best for us.
If ever you feel disconnected, use any method you like, then quickly reconnect back to the Earth.
I’ve created a lovely reminder for you to hang where it’s visible:
If you need help, please schedule a video call and I’ll teach you some very effective techniques.
In awe of Mother Earth,
As a coach, writer, recovered over-doer and busyness addict, I understand the challenges of creating a balanced, healthy lifestyle while the mind tries to sabotage your success. In my journey to vibrant health, I created a personalized health system of nutrition and supplementation, lifestyle changes, and I retrained my mind and the energy of my body. I view my success as the formula to my happy, healthy life. I now empower other women to create their own personalized formulas, including the tools and strategies just right for them! Amazing life shifts come from our relationships. I look forward to helping you, too!