Grounding Yourself Today

What is grounding?

A therapeutic technique involving activities that “ground” or electrically reconnect you with earth.

This exercise help you to absorb the positive energy from the earth and makes you feel more calm and at ease.

If it’s weather permitting, take some time today to take off your shoes and walk barefoot in the grass for at least 5 minutes to ground yourself. Feel the ground beneath you, breathe, and be in the present moment. Admire everything that you see, hear, and feel.

If you can’t go outside, here are a few other grounding techniques to try:

Breathe deeply: slowly inhale then slowly exhale. Do this exercise for 7 breaths and notice how more relaxed you feel after!

Move your body: turn on your favorite song and let your body flow freely. Focus on how your body feels with each movement!

Make yourself laugh: watch a funny animal video, a comedian or funny tv show that will make you chuckle your heart out! Be in the moment and appreciate your ability to loosen up and enjoy yourself.

Happy Sunday and Happy Grounding =)

5 Common Winter Health Problems And Their Solutions! Part 4 – *Depression*

The winter blues can have a real effect on people and can cause some seasonal depression. In fact, the ‘winter blues’ are described as a milder version of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). To some extent, these mood changes can be attributed to the decreased sunlight and daylight hours. Even though it’s not talked about very much, depression is real so don’t be ashamed if you are experiencing this.

Solutions:

1. Take Up A New Hobby

Staying active can take your mind off of the wintery cold season! Doing things such as singing, knitting, joining a gym, cooking, reading, keeping a journal, or writing a blog. The important thing is that you have something to look forward to and concentrate on.

Cheap Hobbies For Restless Winter Months

Winter Activities To Stay Occupied During Winter

2. See Your Friends And Family

It’s been shown that socialising is good for your mental health and helps ward off the winter blues. Make an effort to keep in touch with people you care about and accept any invitations you get to social events, even if you only stop by for a little while.

If you are not near your friends or family, try calling them at least once a week to help boost your happiness during the winter months!

Beating The Winter Blues

3. Make Your Environment Brighter

Opening blinds and curtains, trimming back tree branches, and sitting closer to windows can also help provide an extra dose of sunshine!

Make an effort to get natural sunlight during the day and limit your days spent entirely indoors. Also, be sure that you’re getting proper amount of sleep—about eight hours for most adults.

4. Turn On The Tunes

In a 2013 study, researchers showed that listening to upbeat or cheery music significantly improved participant’s mood in both the short and long term!

5. LAUGH!

Laughter can significantly reduce your stress levels. Laughing can also help reduce blood pressure, stimulate your mind, and boost your immune systems. I’m sure most of us have Netflix so scroll through and find a favorite comedian, get cozy with a nice blanket, pop some popcorn, pour a nice drink, and let the laughs flow! For those who don’t have Netflix, you can also Youtube a few comedy skits too!

Source: realsimple.com

Part 5 is right around the corner! Stay tuned!

Date Night!

The couple were out on the town for date night.

On a whim they decided to visit a comedy club for the first time!

They thought the comedians were outrageously hilarious! 

Their performances were filled with farce, exaggerating stereotypical topics, acting out  real life situations, and making a big fool of themselves. 

The couple enjoyed themselves and were glad they made that spontaneous decision.

They left the comedy club with a big smile on their faces and were chuckling with each other about their favorite jokes!

Daily Prompt – Farce

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