My family recently suffered the loss of a very important family member. And, as would be expected, our responses were emotional--leaving us feeling unbalanced, unstable, and as far away from grounded as you can get.
What do you do when life throws you a curveball? How do you find the ability to get out of whatever thoughts are coursing through your head and the difficult emotions in your heart?
You get grounded. You reconnect to the present moment. You find the strength and ability to face each moment through your own connection to the earth and the world around you.
Here are three ways I helped bring myself back to myself when I felt sad, overwhelmed, flighty, racing, and just plain ungrounded. I hope they help you, too!
1) Practice grounding yoga postures:
When faced with stressful situations I tend to turn into the worst version of me. I lose the present moment and sink into the land of fear, anxiety, and irritability. Simply put, I get flighty, I get indecisive, I get easily overwhelmed, I have trouble focusing, I don’t sleep, I try to do too much but don’t do any of it well, I avoid difficult conversations or feelings, and I just feel horribly unsettled.