It can be quite surprising when we take a look at the positive impacts grounding has on our bodies. Grounding majorly soothes our minds, regulates the sleep cycle, and improves blood circulation, along with other underlying effects. If you are someone who has just been introduced to grounding and wants to practice it, then this piece of information is for you. In this article, we have listed down six easy-to-practice grounding techniques.
The 5-4-3-2-1 method includes listing down five items you can find around, four things you can touch/feel, three things you can hear, two things you can finally, and one thing you can taste. Make sure that you pay attention to even the smallest details around you. Medical professionals also suggest having a kit handy with you, which can include a soft toy, soothing music, a gift given to you, and your favorite perfume at your convenience.
Inhale slowly for five seconds and then exhale for six to eight seconds. You can mentally or verbally say “in” and “out” with each breath if it helps. With each breath, notice how your lungs are full and how it feels to exhale.
This is one of the best and most recommended grounding techniques of all time. Try walking barefoot on a known route and pay attention to smaller details, including sounds, sights, smells, tastes, and textures. Keep a check on your steps and keep track of them while taking notes of your walking pattern and how it feels to plant your foot before raising it once more.
Listening to music is one of the most effective grounding techniques. Pay close attention to the instrumentals or the words while you listen to a song. The practice of grounding is beneficial for overall mental health, but it is particularly beneficial if you are suffering from extreme emotions like anxiety, terror, or fear, among others. If anxiety persists, make sure that you seek professional help because these techniques cannot replace the help provided by a mental health professional.
Indulge in your favorite dish or drink by taking smaller bites and letting yourself enjoy each and every bite of it. Take note of the aromas, flavors, and textures it has on your tongue.
Make use of different objects with varying temperatures to practice grounding. For instance, take an ice cube and try to notice how it felt when you first touched it, when it starts melting, and how sensations change when ice begins to melt.
We wish that this article motivated our readers who are new to the world of grounding to practice these techniques and make the most of the positive effects of grounding. Make sure to check out other articles on our website to take a deep dive into grounding.