I have lived with anxiety for as long as I can remember. In addition to regular check-ups with my doctor, taking my prescription mediation, and talking with a therapist, grounding techniques help control my symptoms by turning my attention away from thoughts, memories, or worries, and refocusing on the present moment.
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed as you're juggling multiple responsibilities and trying to keep up with constant change? Maybe you feel like you're bombarded by news and information, and being pulled in many directions.
It can be hard to stay grounded unless you train your body and mind to stay calm under pressure.
If you live with anxiety, too, try these daily habits that will keep you centered and peaceful.
Your daily choices can help to introduce more peace and harmony into your life as you navigate minor and major challenges. Staying grounded will make you happier and give you more inner peace.
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Feeling overwhelmed? Join me in this guided meditation video to visualize your safe space and get in touch with your feelings.
This ^ visualization exercise is from my brand-new video-based course, "Emotional Health 101: 30 Days of Wellbeing." Get more information and sign up by clicking here.
When is the last time you intentionally, patiently focused on relaxing each muscle in your body, one-by-one? Try it with me today, in the guided meditation video below. (Friendly warning: this one always puts me to sleep.)
This recent talk by my friend, Aaron Smith (a mental health professional from Canada) includes lots of practical advice for those of us who live with anxiety, including some insight from the Bible, and several other grounding techniques.
Watch/listen to this important conversation by clicking here.
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Steve Austin is an author, speaker, and life coach who is passionate about helping overwhelmed people learn to catch their breath. He is the author of two Amazon bestsellers, "Catching Your Breath," and "From Pastor to a Psych Ward." Steve lives with his wife and two children in Birmingham, Alabama.
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