How To Feel Grounded When Your Head Is In The Clouds

Is your head ever in the clouds?

I know mine is 😦

During a mindfulness course I took in @ Brahma Kumaris in 2016, another student and I were guiding each other through a meditation practice (which makes us sound super professional, but we were both a little bewildered by the whole ordeal).

As my partner finished guiding me through a meditation session, she asked how I was feeling. I paused to think about how I felt mentally and physically, and I told her I was calmer and more grounded than when we started the session.

Struggling with anxiety and constantly overthinking? Here’s a simple practice to help you get grounded when your head’s in the clouds! To this she responded, ‘What do you mean by grounded? I hear people saying that word all the time, but I’ve never really understood what it meant.’ In all honesty, I didn’t exactly know how to explain it. It was a word I’d thrown around without giving much thought to the definition of ‘grounded’ before.

Since this might be a topic you’re seeking clarity around, let’s talk about what being grounded means, why it’s important, and how you can be more grounded.

 

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE GROUNDED?

After spending some time thinking about it, I realized that feeling grounded can mean a few things. It can mean thinking clearly instead of feeling scattered. It can mean being in-tune with my surroundings AND my thoughts. It can mean feeling stable – mentally, emotionally, and physically.

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF FEELING GROUNDED

Feeling grounded can mean something different for everybody, but it’s an important topic for those of us who tend to live in our own heads. Grounding exercises can be especially helpful for managing overwhelm and anxiety. When we spend too much time thinking and worrying, we get taken further away from the reality of our situation. There’s nothing wrong with a little daydreaming, but overthinking can distract us from the current moment.

 

A SIMPLE GROUNDING PRACTICE

If you’re ready to re-centre yourself, here’s a powerful exercise to feel more stability from within:

  • Lay down or sit with your feet firmly on the ground.
  • Close your eyes and imagine that you are laying down in the forest. There are trees all around you, birds are chirping, and water is trickling in a stream nearby.
  • Imagine that you are slowly starting to sink into the earth. Your muscles begin to relax and your body feels heavier as you become more aware of the earth around you.
  • Continue breathing as you sink deeper and deeper into the earth beneath you.
  • Feel the warmth and stability of the ground around you as you let go of any ideas or thoughts that arise.
  • Continue this meditation for as long as you need to.

 

I hope this post has given you some ideas for bringing yourself back down to earth when your head is in the clouds!

Remember that the meaning of being grounded is totally personal, and you know yourself best.

 

What does being grounded mean to you?

 

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

A, x (1)

 

Cupping Therapy

Good morning lovely people – happy Friyay (It’s Friday here in Sydney, Australia)

I am sitting at my work desk, just had my morning oats w/ blueberries, strawberries & banana 🙂IMG_7518

Last night, I went & got my nails done (I get shellac put on them every 2 weeks) I enjoy getting my nails done, gives me that little time to zone out & get pampered 🙂

After I got my nails done, I went to get my 3rd session if cupping therapy done.

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Cupping therapy is a Chinese medicine, that I find is very beneficial for myself. (However, each to their own)

Cupping therapy works to remove the toxins, impurities, dead cells and lymph, and other debris from the body. It can also eliminate disease-causing pathogens. As blood circulation in the body improves, the cells receive a fresh infusion of blood that is rich with oxygen and nutrients. The injuries and muscle knots in the cells heal and as the chemicals and pollutants are removed from the body by natural processes, the patient feels the depression fading away.

Cupping can alleviate pain by healing the inflammations in the body caused by injuries and infections. Inflammation is typically noticed when there is stagnant blood in a particular area of the body and cupping can cause the draining away of stagnant blood and impurities. It can relax the patient and even those complaining of insomnia are likely to fall into a deep sleep during the session.

Thus, cupping when performed by an expert, certified practitioner can help relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety and restore health, happiness, and wellness.

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I have to admit, last night was the worst session I’ve ever experienced, I was in a lot of pain before, during & even after.

I feel that this really works for me bc I am a very anxious person I tend to be VERY tensed, I sit at a desk all day for 8-9 hours so I have a very tensed neck, I workout my back & shoulders a lot at the gym so I hold a lot of tension due to that too.

I am happy that I’ve been introduced to the Cupping Therapy, I find that it works for me.

My question to you: Have you ever tried it?

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day?

A, x (1)