If you’re feeling ‘out of sorts’, try these grounding techniques

If you’re feeling ‘out of sorts’, try these grounding techniques

I’ve been speaking to quite a few people over the last couple of days who have been feeling out of sorts and just not quite feeling themselves.

So, I thought today would be the perfect time to remind you about some grounding techniques.

When you think of grounding think of the phrase ‘coming back to your senses’ – as that’s quite literally what you are doing.


‘Come back to your senses’

You are coming back to your senses so that you are ‘in’ your body and able to feel grounded and centred. And you’re also coming back to your senses in the fact that you can think more clearly and make the best choices for you.

When we’re not grounded and are ‘out of our senses’, we can make decisions that we end up regretting. We can be unduly influenced by those around us. We can make decisions from a place of shame, fear or judgment.

We don’t trust ourselves and can’t connect with our intuition.

So, let’s get you ‘back to your senses’!


Engage all of your senses

A quick and simple way to ground yourself is to engage all of your senses.

A beautiful way to do this is to get yourself into nature, go for a hike, walk barefoot on the grass, spend time with the trees.

But really anywhere will do, even sat at your office desk.

Spend some time noticing what you can hear, smell, feel, even taste.

Engage all of your senses and really pay attention to them.

Pick up a stone (or solid object) and hold it in your hand. Connect to the density and texture of it.


‘Shock’ your senses

One of the quickest ways you can ground your energy it to have a plunge pool or a cold shower – but that’s not always possible, so a quicker way is to bite into a large slice of lemon. That sharp, sour tastes brings you right back into your body!


Root Yourself

You could also image roots growing out the bottom of your feet, that reach deep down into the earth beneath you.

If you wanted more inspiration, I did a podcast episode on grounding a few months ago – in fact I think it has been my most popular one to date!


Take a listen: