As I write this post, I need to feel grounded, centered, calm and landed. Just breathe!! Sometimes, I really do feel that I am all over the map. So many things to do, so little “spare” time and so many things vying for my attention.
I believe that feeling grounded is the key to being able to focus on what you truly want, figuring out what your priority is and knowing where you want to spend your energy and time. It is also something that can help you to feel more organized because you are more in control of yourself and your surroundings.
Here are my three ideas:
1. Grounding/Meditation – This is something we do every week in the Clearing Clutter Support Group and it happens after a short break. Participants have been given a lot of information about clutter, we have had some intense conversations and also there can be some worries about what is going to come next. This grounding/meditation helps everyone to get back together, to feel calm, centered and grounded. There is a focus on the breath and the group is guided to think about a light, white energy from above coming down through their bodies right down to their feet and into the ground. We visualize this energy going back up and then eventually resting just below the belly button where we can find our calm centre and tap into our wise selves and our intuition. There really is no right or wrong way to do this. One quick way to think of this is Branches Up, Roots Down.
2. A. W.W. – I recently took a Mindfulness Meditation course which was AWWsome!!! Actually, this course really helped me personally in numerous ways. It also has helped me in my work with clients. This great little tool is something we practiced on a daily basis and is really helpful in scanning your body and paying attention to triggers and emotions that come up. A.W.W. stands for: A. Are you breathing? Lets hope so but often and especially if we are stressed we are holding our breath and just not really aware that we are doing that. W. Where am I breathing? Most of us are breathing up in our chest which really can cause a lot of anxiety. You really want to be breathing more in your belly. W. What am I feeling? So important and so challenging at times. I think we often don’t know what we are feeling or we just want the uncomfortable feelings to go away. This can really help us with being okay with those not so nice feelings. You can do this exercise anytime. Even while you are driving.
3. Being in the Present – I know, we hear about this all the time and it is definitely challenging. When you think about clutter though it often is about the past and the future. It is not about the present moment. When we think about the past, we may be thinking about happier times, good memories, when we were skinnier, about people who have passed away or other losses. In thinking about the future, it is more about a dream of what we could do “someday” . “I am keeping this because someday I will have a bigger house or I am going to be an amazing artist someday.” Well, I hate to burst your bubble but someday is today. One woman in our group said “Someday is not a day”. It certainly can be very elusive.
What are some of your ideas for being more grounded? Do you feel these ideas can help you to be more organized? Please post your thoughts below!! Thanks so much for following along.