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Top Tips for Grounding when Anxious

Updated: May 18, 2022


Sometimes when we are in an extreme state of overwhelm or feeling anxious it may feel like our energy will never settle. Thoughts may run through our minds, our emotions can feel all over the place and everything just seems out of control. The cause of such stress can be myriad from overwork, overburden or feeling like you're doing it all alone. What we need when we're in a state of overwhelm like this is a literal 'coming back to earth' or grounding. Therefore, today I am going to walk you through the benefits of grounding and how you can ground your body to calm your energy and bring yourself back into a state of peace and harmony.


So what is grounding?


Grounding or earthing is basically activities that connect you back into the electrical connection of the earth. Connecting with this electrical conductivity has many positive benefits on the human body.


Let's review the benefits of grounding:


  • Immune boosting via increased antioxidants

  • Cardiovascular benefits via reduced blood clotting

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Promotes healing within the body

  • Analgesic

  • Reduces anxiety and depression

  • Improves fatigue

  • Improves insomnia

  • Reduces blood pressure


How do we ground?


  • Sit in the grass after work for 10-20 minutes

  • Walk barefoot along the beach or in the park

  • Swimming in water (lakes, ocean or river)

  • If these don't appeal to you, you can purchase grounding mats, sheets or blankets online

Other ways to ground:


  • Drinking grounding herbal teas such as chamomile, vervain, passionflower, green tea or lemon balm.

  • Foods that come from the ground can help bring you back to earth such as root vegetables (potato, carrot, beets) or cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, spinach).

  • Put your hands in water

  • Go for a short walk in nature


I hope that helps you all come back to earth and calm nervous energy.


If you are struggling with anxiety and want any further advice, I am here to help. I have naturopathy and free 15 minute appointments available via my website.


Love and light,


Branwen


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