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The Importance of Grounding

Do you ever ask yourself, “How do I get through this situation that nothing could have prepared me for?”

Do you feel empty and alone?

You need a solution that will bring you back to the present moment. 

We live in a world that can be very overwhelming and we are bombarded with information overload everyday thanks to social media and technology.  Information overload then leads to burnt out.  We are overwhelmed by choices.  We question our lives because we compare it to the “perfect lives” broadcasted on social media.

Our work and home life used to be separate, but we don’t have that luxury anymore because technology has merged everything at all hours of the day.  There is no rest and recovery.  So, what can we do? We need to schedule that sacred time for our own wellbeing and mental health.  We are constantly stressed and experience anxiety at every waking moment.  Our inner voices are being drowned out by the onslaught of the events happening around us, which makes it very difficult for us to function.

The question to ask is how important you would say your wellbeing is and what coping mechanism can you utilize.

 

 

Meditation is a very good coping mechanism to deal with stress.  It takes 5 minutes a day to get quiet and to tune into your inner voice. Practicing meditation will give you clarity, increase your energy levels and reduce your anxiety and stress.  Meditation also has been proven to improve your brain’s functioning.  It only takes about 5 minutes a day of quiet time so that you can recharge and ground yourself.  This will allow you to gain clarity on your individuality and importance.  Setting aside a short amount of time for meditation can be life changing. Mediation will allow you to be responsive rather than reactive when confronted with your daily life challenges. 

 

 

Smelling something that you love is also a good coping mechanism.  It will trigger your emotional perception of the happy memories connected to the smell that you love and this will calm you down dramatically.

 

 

Another coping mechanism is response control with regards to your reactions.  Our lives are crazy, and we all have things that we’re battling with.  Your mind goes in first and that is why we need to practice mind management to repair and grow.   Response events include when we look at our social media platforms or news for example. You have to learn to self-regulate your reactions and responses to another person’s choices and circumstances which we cannot control.

 

 

Always remember that we are all unique human beings on our own personal journey through life and that we must be patient with ourselves and others.

Nicolene

Fenemore