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How to beat Anxiety with Grounding

Have you ever been overwhelmed by work?

Do you find yourself easily overtaken by stress?

Do you feel like you are constantly juggling 10 to 15 tasks?

If you’re like me when anxiety kicks in you try to tackle everything at once. Which often leads to copious amounts of errors, backpedaling, sloppy work, and a slew of other things.

Why is it that even when we are moving at 100MPH and doing five tasks at once that we fail miserably? Leaving us feeling defeated, broken, and miserable.

Well, what if I told you that before you get to drinking your fourth red bull, you should hit the pause button.

Grounding is just that! When everything decides to be on fire, be still! Get centered and find yourself and your clarity before you become overwhelmed.

Here are some simple tips to do just that…

Find your Breath – “Box breathing” Breathe in for 4 seconds, HOLD for 4 seconds, Breathe out for 4 seconds, Hold for 4 seconds.

5,4,3,2,1 Technique – Purposefully take in the details of your surroundings using each of your 5 SENSES. Look for the small details that you usually tune out, distant sounds, texture of an everyday object.

Example:

5 things you see

4 things you feel

3 things you can hear

2 things you can smell

1 thing you can taste

Body Awareness – This technique will bring you back into the “NOW”, by helping you focus your attention on the sensations on your body. Pay close attention to every part of your body and what you feel as you conduct this exercise.

Example:

1. Take 5 long deep breaths, in through your nose, and exhale through puckered lips.

2. Place both feet flat on the floor. Wiggle your toes, curl and uncurl your toes. Spend a moment feeling this sensation.

3. Gently stomp your feet, focus on the sensation in your feet and your legs.

4. Clench your fists and release them 10 times.

5. Press your palms together, soft and hard. Hold this for 15 seconds.

6. Rub your palms together briskly, notice the sound and sensation of warmth.

7. Reach for the sky and stretch hold this for 5 secs and then relax.

8. Take 5 more deep breaths and notice the feeling of calm in your body.

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