Our Pluggz have been to Pais and, like you all, we feel the sadness and emotional pains during these times.
When we are faced with moments of fear, sorrow and emotional upheaval, we must take time to get grounded. We can slow down and find our breath, our pulse, and the abundance of spirit to continue each day positively. Get grounded. Reconnect to the present moment. Find the strength and ability to face each moment through your own connection to the earth and the world around you.
Here are some of our tips to help you get grounded in times of fear or emotional difficulties.
How to get grounded in times of fear:
1. Take a moment to breathe.
Inhale, exhale. Connect to your breathe. In times of stress we tend to lose the connection to our breathing. Just a simple reminder to breathe helps us to regain focus and reconnect to the present moment. Inhale. Exhale. Let the breath come in. Let the breath go out. Ahhhhhhh.
2. Practice grounding yoga.
Take of your shoes. Unroll a yoga mat. Practice standing poses, such as the Warrior Poses for strength. Warrior Poses encourage you to connect you to your breath, provide feelings of power, and help to energize the body. Similarly, it may feel good to go within. Let yourself melt in safety in child’s pose.
Meditation can be the hardest thing to practice during times of emotional upheaval, but meditation is one of the absolute best things to help acknowledge and alleviate feelings of discomfort. You do not need to meditate for long. Even five minutes will help to restore your spirits and calm your mind. Set a timer on your phone to sit in stillness, find a guided meditation online or choose a personal mantra to repeat.
4. Eat well and get plenty of rest!
Easier said than done, right? Often the first thing to go in times of fear, struggle, or emotional upheaval is proper nutrition and sleep! Instead of reaching for that bag of potato chips, take time to mindfully prepare a meal. Get friends or family together for a healthy night. Make sure you eat regularly, with an emphasis on grounding foods, such as root vegetables, squash, dark leafy greens, ginger and garlic. Try to maintain a normal sleeping pattern and go to sleep at the same time each night.
5. Talk a walk in your Pluggz!
Get outside! Step purposely and mindfully. Allow your foot to fully connect to the ground, the sidewalk, the carpet in your office, wherever you may be. But breathe into your feet. Take mindful steps and feel yourself slow down as you connect and recharge. Let that connection bring you back to your body, back to your sense of self, back to the here and now.