Grounding is essential for modern life. It can help you to become reconnected to what is important, and strengthen your energy and relationship with the earth.
Things can get out of hand in your life, and so grounding can bring you back into the present, and free you of anxieties, worries and obstacles that are dragging you down. To ground yourself, you have to find your center, and whether you are a heart, head or belly person.
What is grounding?
The term grounding refers to the act of pressing your energy into the earth, and bringing yourself a feeling of self awareness. Sometimes you can forget how important you are, and can leave yourself drained, overwhelmed and burned out from day to day activities.
You may feel like you cannot focus, or you are not achieving your potential because you are lost and confused. These are signals that you are not connected to your body as you should be, and you are too much in your head. Disconnect from the world, and ground yourself.
What is centering?
Centering must be done if you want to ground yourself. Centering can help detach and disconnect your body from all of the things that are overwhelming you or demanding your attention. By centering yourself, you will feel free of anything holding you back or binding your feet, and only then can you ground yourself.
Anything can demand too much of you. It could be a toxic relationship, a difficult job, or even just trying to keep on top of doing laundry and keeping your space clean. You have to center yourself every now and again to prevent yourself from feeling defeated by these things.
Why you should center yourself
Life can be very demanding for many people. Sometimes, you can have so many responsibilities to think about at once. Whether it is responsibility towards work and career tasks, or whether you need to find time for friends, family, or relationships. It can feel like there are not enough hours in the day!
By centering yourself, you can pull your mind and your body away from things that are overwhelming you, take a few deep breaths and remind yourself that you are alive, well, breathing and capable of anything. By grounding and centering yourself in this way, you can shake off fears, anxieties, and things that are weighing you down or holding you back.
When you center yourself, you have to imagine your body becoming weightless, free of any concerns or fears, and just calm yourself down. Identify the things that are holding you back, and let them go. Then, you can feel grounded, centered and connected to your body and yourself again. Once you know where your center is, you can work towards losing those problems in your life that are keeping you ungrounded.
Where is your center?
When you think about your own center, where do you feel the most energy? Where on your body do you feel the most drawn? Try to visualize your center, and see whether it is head, heart or belly. Once you have your center, read ahead to see what this means for you, and how you can recenter yourself and change your perception.
Are you a Heart person?
A heart person feels their center in their chest and in their heart. As a heart person, you will naturally be more in tune with your emotions, and you may be sensitive and understanding of other people’s feelings. A heart person is able to feel very strong, overwhelming emotions, but can also sympathize with others.
This is why people may burden you with their problems, as you are an excellent listener, and able to understand their emotional needs. However, this can weigh you down, affect your own emotions, and make you feel tired, sad and unfocused. You can also mimic other people’s emotions, feeling their stress, pain and sadness, carrying their problems as your own.
Whilst your loving and caring nature towards those you care about is admirable, you cannot go on being dragged down by other people’s issues and sadness. It affects how you are able to move on in life, or direct your own energy where it needs to be. In this case, you will need to ground and center yourself, doing things that bring you to a better place emotionally.
Heart Person Mantra: I am alive and well. I am happy. I am thriving. I release sadness that does not belong to me.
Are you a Head person?
If you are a head person, then your center will be in your mind, head or third eye. This means that you have an issue turning off your brain at night, or closing off your thoughts sometimes. Perhaps you feel that there are too many things going on at once, and your head just cannot take it.
This could be work responsibilities, projects that are burning you out, or sometimes you can feel overwhelmed by everything that is happening, or you are connected to everything around you.
A head person can worry themselves sick, constantly anxious about every possibility or every hazard in their lives. They may work themselves up, becoming stressed, overwhelmed and anxious. If you are a head person, then you will feel that your brain can never shut off, and you are always thinking about something, planning your next move, or brainstorming ideas for your next project.
Whilst it is great to be prepared, this can stress you out in the long run. It is essential that you remember to take a break from your tasks, center yourself, and ground yourself with rituals and habits that calm you down, and make you forget about work or plans.
Head Person Mantra: I am alive and well. I am in control of my life. I am supported, safe, loved and free.
Are you a Belly person?
If you are a belly person, then you most likely feel your center in your belly. This means that you are a very practical person and outgoing. The problem you may be facing is that belly people have a lot on their to-do list, and can tend to stress themselves out trying to check off every single item on that list by the end of the week
A belly person will often take on an extra workload just to help someone else out, but you have to remember to take care of yourself, or you could burn out. Admirable as it may be how much you love to help people, but you may be doing this at your own expense.
As a consequence, you may be the type of person that forgets to eat proper meals because you are too busy, or on the other hand you may be gorging on snacks and fast food because you do not have the time or energy to think about cooking. Either way, this is a signal from your body that you need to ground yourself, and reconnect with your body. Take time for yourself, and slow it down.
Belly Person Mantra: I am alive and well. I am my top priority. I am important.
Life can sometimes get in the way, and we can become overwhelmed by work tasks, relationship responsibilities, and day to day conundrums that get in our way. However, it is important to catch yourself when you feel ungrounded, stop, calm down, and take a few deep breaths.
Then, center yourself with a mantra that makes you feel empowered and inspired to move forward. Feel the weight lifting off your shoulders, and fulfil yourself with hobbies, habits, and spend time doing things that make you happy.