1. So what exactly is staying grounded?
Staying grounded means staying present. It means you are mindful of who you are and of all your current actions. There is currently a popular technique, which you may have heard of called Mindfulness. Staying Grounded and being Mindful are practically the same concept. This technique is especially helpful with panic attacks. See, our brains go into survival mode: all of our 5 senses are heightened and we think at rapid speed, all of which are helpful should we actually be in danger. Practice mindfulness and staying present helps us get through that panic attack.
2. Techniques to help stay grounded:
Staying grounded is a great technique to practice regardless if you are in an anxious, high stressful situation or not. It means you are present. You are practicing ways to help your mind stay in the moment, to reduce the amount of irrational thoughts, and center yourself. Some ways you can practice include: Naming 3 things you see, Repeating Phrases, and Breathing.
Let’s keep the conversation going. What are ways that you keep yourself grounded?