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rounding meditation is a simple and effective way to bring awareness to the present moment and connect with your body. There are many types of meditation and many reasons why you might prefer a particular meditation style. Meditation can be powerful in reducing stress, identifying and relating to your feelings, and perhaps most importantly, learn how to be fully present moment. Gaining a clearer understanding of the situations in our life experience; we learn to be accepting, and kinder with ourselves, sharing our awareness in relationships.
Whether practiced individually or combined for an added benefit, meditation and grounding can be helpful for managing stress, anxiety, and overwhelming emotions. Including a grounding practice to improve mindfulness in your daily routine may center your focus on your body to cultivate a sense of peace and calmness, in the midst of challenging times. Use these grounding and meditation self-care tips to transform your chaos into calm for mental health benefits.

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Grounding and Meditation Self-Care Tips to Transform Your Chaos into Calm

Grounding exercises can be as simple as moving your body while engaging in physical activities such as yoga, or walking to connect with your physical sensations. With proper nutrition, hydration, and immune support (as directed by your health care professional), spending time in nature by immersing yourself in the sights, sounds, and smells of the natural world help you-

- reduce stress and anxiety
- Improve focus and concentration
- boost mood and emotional balance
- promote relaxation and sleep

Grounding Meditation Exercise

This simple 5-minute exercise will help you to connect your mind with your body in the present moment and can be done almost anywhere. Mental health and self-care develop from your foundation in discovering your inner sense of calm and peace for personal growth.

Grounding Preparation

Find a quiet space where you will not be disturbed or interrupted. Sit on a pillow or chair or lie down in a comfortable position keeping your back aligned straight and supported. Relax yourself and feel free to close your eyes gently or soften your gaze to bring your focus to yourself without distraction.

Body Awareness

Allow yourself a few moments to reflect upon the status of your body from head to toe. Observe any areas of tension or discomfort, without judgment. Only note and acknowledge your physical state. 

Breathing Awareness

Focus your attention on your breathing rhythm. Feel the sensation of your breath moving in and out of your nose. Give awareness to the rise and fall of your chest and belly as you inhale and exhale. Take a few deep breaths. Allow yourself to breathe in slowly paying attention to the sensation of your breath moving in and out of your body. 

Breathe in positivity- love, peace, joy, calm, healing

Breathe out negativity- chaos, frustration, anger, hurt, anxiety

Sensory Awareness  

Focus on your senses by observing details of your environment and sensations in your body.

Sight - Notice 5 objects you can see around you. Carefully observe all details, shapes, and colors.

Hearing - Listen for 4 sounds you hear around you. Be mindful of each unique sound and the qualities.

Touch - Discover 3 items you can feel. Have an awareness of different textures, temperatures, and pressures.

Smell - Identify 2 scents you smell surrounding your space. Notice the intensity and nature of the particular aromas.

Taste - Observe any subtle taste you may notice in your mouth.

Focused Awareness

Gently bring your focus and awareness back to your breathing in the present moment. Notice how your body is feeling at this time. Observe any thoughts or emotions that be present without feeling any judgment, and allow these sensations to pass. When you feel ready, gently begin to move your body. Start by calmly wiggling your fingers and toes, stretch your arms and legs, and take a few deep, cleansing breaths.

Gratitude Meditation

Take a special moment to appreciate your body, your breathing, and the present moment. Experience a sense of gratitude for the simple factors in your life allowing you to be present in the moment.

Grounding and Meditation Tips

If your mind begins to wander, gently redirect your focus back to your breathing and the present moment. Remember, if you are finding it difficult to relax and concentrate in the beginning, meditation will take patience and practice. There's no right or wrong way to practice grounding and meditation. Feel free to create a self-care routine centered upon your personal needs. Do what feels most comfortable for you and continue to practice self-care on a regular basis for the best benefits of transforming your chaos into calm.

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