Note to Self: It is in my control to choose to focus my attention on the present.
- Feeling uneasy or lost?
- Having difficulty finishing things?
- Suffering from a lack of passion or pleasure for things you used to enjoy?
- Questioning things more than usual?
- Less connected to the people you are close to or love?
- Needing to fix yourself or things in your life?
If so, these may be signs you aren’t very grounded.
We can ground ourselves by trying to be calmer and have an uncluttered mind.
Think of your mind as a timeline; are your thoughts more of the past, the present or the future?
Sometimes thinking of the past can make us feel down or guilty. Same as ruminating over the future may cause us to feel stressed and anxious.
We don’t have control over what has happened or what is going to happen – this is where grounding come in.
Grounding ourselves is about being in the present, becoming present and bringing ourselves back to the moment – now.
Remember that focusing is good, however what we choose to focus on will grow and fill our minds – do we want to focus on good things or bad things?
If we focus on worry and anxiety, then we are encouraging these thoughts to grow and engulf us more.
Trying to bring our minds back to the present and avoiding our minds wandering is hard to begin with but with practice we can grow stronger and only focus on the more positive things in life.
Some people chose meditation or guided meditation, whereas others will find other ways of distracting their minds from wandering onto anxiety and worry.
Qualities of a grounded person are:
- Being unshakeable, reliable and having an unwavering moral compass
- Having a healthy self-esteem and not worrying
Try practicing grounding daily and remember…
Note to Self: When things feel overwhelming remember…
One thought at a time, one task at a time, one day at a time
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