Creating a daily practice to ground yourself can be instrumental with your ability to stay focused while you sift and sort through the many options and decisions that come your way.
I have the great pleasure of knowing so many "go-getter" types of people. They are in the know, on the go and creating all along the way. However, I do see a certain challenge with these go-getters being able to balance all of the opportunities and people that come into their lives.
Having a daily grounding practice can be an easy yet very effective way to stay connected to your roots while you also soar towards the sky. Coming from a "grounded" place means you are in tune with your inner wisdom. You are in a more calm state, which allows you to connect to your deeper values, those very same values that ultimately drive your decisions in your life. You can choose anything that supports you to connect inward and to feel a sense of calm.
If you don't yet know what grounds you, then go out and explore! Try out different calming activities: meditation, tai chi, listen to serene music, go for a walk, breathe deep, close your eyes, play music, paint, write, etc. Listen to how your body feels, pay attention to how your mind moves and how your emotions arise. Pay attention to those moments that provide a calming, grounding and centering effect. These are your yin grounding practices. Invite them into your life!
My daily practice includes a morning mediation. It tends to last about 20 minutes. That's all I need to get rooted and ready for my day. Throughout the day, if I feel overwhelmed, rushed, or simply just getting caught up in it all, I can take a moment to return to the meditative state that supported me from the morning. I can return to that state by stopping, breathing deep, and connecting inward. It only takes a moment, yet its extremely powerful. I have successfully implemented this daily practice within the past year. However, I resisted the daily practice for a long while. I honored it sporadically until the calling to practice daily was too powerful and effective to ignore.
I invite you to try out some type of daily grounding practice. Be gentle with yourself and start with just a minute of grounding today. Try it out and see how it feels. If it feels right, agree to return to it as daily as possible. Don't worry about the consistency of the practice in the beginning. Start small and allow it to grow on it's one time. This grounding takes practice and persistence, but believe me its so worth it. YOU ARE SO WORTH IT!
~Liz Myers, Rooted Living Wellness Coach
Liz Myers, MA, RYT200
Spiritual Life Coach, Yoga and Meditation Teacher.
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