We all have days where we feel a bit out of control. No matter how much we meditate and how mindful we are, they still come, just hopefully not as often. Since I started meditating and becoming more self-aware I have found that it is easier to get out of a funk and get grounded. I have a few things that work for me, and in the comments I’d love to know what works for you 🙂
1. Water- Water is very grounding, so hop in a nice warm bath with epsom salts or drink some warm tea. (Read about my favorite teas here)
2. Exercise- There is something about going on a run that lifts my spirits no matter what is going on. Yoga is also amazing for me, but it is getting the body and any negative energy moving that does the trick. Walk, bike, hike, dance…just get moving.
3. Spending time with my pets- At times I would give anything for my pets to be able to talk, and then there are times when I am so glad they can’t! Laying on the floor and connecting with my dogs is extremely calming for me. If you don’t have a pet, ask a neighbor if you can borrow theirs for a few minutes. I am sure theirs would love the extra attention.
4. Journaling- It is amazing how ideas and feelings flow when you allow yourself to focus on them. Let it all out with your pen.
5. Prayer- Sometimes I simply ask the Universe for guidance, and to help me see a situation in a new way. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
6. Extra meditations- My morning meditation keeps me on a pretty even keel, but sometimes I need a little booster during the day. Even 3 minutes can do the trick.
7. Reiki- I am Reiki 1 certified which means I can practice on myself. This type of energy work can help tremendously. Ask around, a friend may be certified and willing to work on you for extra practice.
8. Time in nature- A walk around the block or sitting in the sun in my backyard can be incredibly restorative. A minute or two is all it takes.
9. Grounding Crystals- I am very sensitive to crystal energy and I often work with smoky quartz or black tourmaline for grounding. Give them a try!
10. Exhaling- When we exhale we can let out all the stress we feel. We have the opportunity to decide what we are bringing in on the next inhale. Will it be the same stress and anxiety, or will it be calm and peace? The choice is yours.
11. Reading- I love getting lost in a good book. It is a great way to take a break from whatever is going on, and after a chapter or two I am usually ready to dive back into my day.
12. Singing at the top of my lungs- I have a horrible voice, but I love to sing. When I am alone in my car I will belt out tunes like Blank Space by Taylor Swift, Super Bass my Nicki Minaj or even old school Leather and Lace by Stevie Nicks. If anyone heard me I would be mortified!
I hope these suggestions help the next time you are feeling a bit off. I always love to learn new techniques and tools to better my own practice, so if you have other suggestions please leave them in the comments.