Focusing, Grounding and Centering

Have you experienced moments when your demanding life left you overwhelmed and feeling scattered? Unable to remove yourself from the situation to gain perspective and compose yourself. When external factors seem overwhelming?  In today’s chaotic world, living in a grounded and centred state is sometimes difficult to achieve.

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These external factors can become internalized and your mind may start to shift into: I can’t do it, I’ll never get myself together, it’s all out of control

when this starts it can be unrelenting and have a paralyzing effect.   Once this thought cycle begins, it is difficult to stop.

What do you do in those moments of inner madness when you know life must move forward?Instead of a downward spiral, it’s helpful to have some simple tools to help you gain your balance and come back to your centre.

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A key can be the mind-body integration… feeling grounded. Coming from a centred space you are still, calm, focused and aware, no matter what distractions are going on around you. Some simple strategies:

  1. GroundingStand with your feet apart. Visualize your body as a tree, your torso is the trunk and your feet are the roots. Focus your attention on your centre and scan down your legs until you reach the feet. Feel the ground under your feet. Feel the strength of your body.
  2.  Five Senses:  Identify Five things you can : See, Feel, Hear Smell and Taste a sip of water brings awarenes to the body.  Generating awareness of your sensory experience so you feel more grounded and in your body.
  3. Mantra :  affirming phrases to repeat during these times.
    It will all get done.
    This will pass.
    Everything is okay

    I can manage
  4. Meditate :  Meditation simply means to be with yourself.   Leave the chaos and the distractions of your mind for a few minutes each day and sit in silence.  JUST BE

By centering yourself in times of stress you’ll find your communication and how you relate to others becomes easier, you work more efficiently, and feel an improvement in your physical health.  Experiment with one or all and see what feels right.   Using these tools allows you to create a different way of connecting to yourself and the world around you.

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