Many of us feel overwhelmed and scattered by the daily stressors others put on us, and we put on ourselves: Must prepare for work. Need to pick up kids. Fix broken light in basement. Neglected to work out yet again…
Feelings of guilt are inevitable when we are constantly overstretched.
Sometimes we can de-clutter our life and get rid of some of the jobs that stress us out. Other times it’s impossible. And that’s when we have to just take a moment and ground ourselves.
So much of our day we is controlled by our head. Thoughts chase each other at a rapid pace, or get caught up in an endless loop. The body becomes a slave of our thinking mind and is almost entirely banned from the attention budget we have every day.
But it’s our body that literally grounds us. Our mind doesn’t provide us with any kind of weight that would make us feel more stable. It’s our feet that touch the ground we stand on, it’s our hands that can hold on to a banister, our arms that embrace another.
When our mind drives us crazy, the body will provide the needed stability. We must draw our energy away from the thinking mind and pay attention to our hands and feet.