Anxiety – 3 Grounding Principles To Calm Down Quickly
Stress is a worldwide epidemic. The reason are busy lifestyles, jobs that require full attention and social media. People are obsessed with personal image, have therefore started to get easily distracted, over-think and worry much, have personal drama, poor sleep and health issues such as inflammation and fatigue. This guideline will help you to principle and govern inner peace and centre you quickly in every situation.
Place your feet next to each other on the ground to connect to the earth. If you sit, concentrate on how the energy from the ground circles from your legs into the rest of your body. Charge yourself. If you can take your shoes off, and walk barefoot for 15 minutes.
The theory is that earthing allows a transfer of negatively charged electrons from the Earth’s surface into the body.
NASA, in fact, discovered hidden portals of energy in the Earth’s magnetic field. The Earth is like a massive battery that’s replenished by solar radiation, lightning, and heat from its molten core. It gets recharged every minute by 5,000 lightning strikes somewhere in the world.
Preliminary studies show that earthing has a calming and balancing effect on the nervous system.
“The moment your foot touches the Earth, or you connect to the Earth through a wire, your physiology changes, An immediate normalization begins. And an anti-inflammatory switch is turned on. People stay inflamed because they never connect with the Earth, the source of free electrons, which can neutralize the free radicals in the body that cause disease and cellular destruction.”
– James Oschman
Breathe through your nose into your lower belly, hold the breath for two seconds and then slowly breathe out through your nose. Close your eyes, place your hands on your tummy and feel the oxygen entering your system. Imagine your blood running through your heart, through your arms and feet, into your head. The key is to observe the breath instead of forcing it with your mind. Let your body lead, and your mind will follow.
When we get nervous, we breathe too quickly and not deep enough which anxiety loves. Get enough oxygen!
According to American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), those with COPD who use breathing exercises experience greater improvements in exercise capacity than those who do not. The AAFP says that other potential benefits include reduced shortness of breath and improved quality of life.
Look at something far away, or even in the sky. As you breathe slowly, try to find its shadow. Realize its existence and then move on to the next object you find that is more than 10 meters away from you. As you do this exercise, along with the breathing and earthing techniques you start to become more aware of your surroundings and the fact that you are a living being.
Ask yourself three questions.
- What is my name?
- How old am I?
- Where do I live?
We open our eyes, and we think we see the whole world out there. But what has become evident—and just in the last few centuries—is that when you look at the electromagnetic spectrum, we are seeing less than 1/10 Billionth of the information that’s riding on there. So we call that visible light. But everything else passing through our bodies is completely invisible to us.
Even though we accept the reality that’s presented to us, we’re only seeing a little window of what’s happening. There are so many examples of this, but one that’s interesting to third-graders, but also neuroscience is optical illusions. [Illusions demonstrate] that these really simple things that you think are going on in front of you are not representing physical reality, but instead your brain is constructing something.
– David Eagleman
The more that we understand the reality around us, the more we realise that there are no such things as ultimate extremes. That means there is no such thing as true black or true white. We are interpreting all the time. Your world is a perception that has been filtered through several systems. There’s a psychologist name Lee Brosan who calls this naive realism. We perceive the world as real, but we’re doing a lot of spinning as the information comes in.
David Foster Wallace talked about the dangers of self-centered worldview in his commencement speech given to the graduating class at Kenyon University in 2005. His suggestion is to write your day down, but from another point of view. He explains: “Some researchers have developed a method where they say, if something is nagging at us, write about it in the third person so we can look at it as objectively as we can as opposed to immersing ourselves in a negative experience. That kind of distance can be really helpful to change our story and to look at it in a new way and give new meaning to it.”
Jason Fried suggests a simple approach: Give it five minutes. I suggest, give it time. No matter what you do, remember you don’t have to give a respond immediately. Be your own force and don’t let the world consume you.