What is your Daily Grounding Practice?
What would you say if I asked you about your daily grounding practice? What does that mean to you?
Let’s talk about what that means and why you might want to develop one, or you might already be doing it and not know it.
As a business coach I work with a lot of business owners, leaders, executives, what have you and these are busy individuals. They’re constantly on the go and I get it, slowing down isn’t exactly attractive to them yet if you look at the most successful people and study their habits one thing that shows up over and over is a daily ritual that grounds them, that helps them balance their energy so that they can be at their best all day long.
You see when you wake up in the morning you have a limited amount of energy from morning to night; you decide how to use that energy supply and when it’s gone, it’s gone and you’re done.
And so a grounding practice actually gives energy back.
So there are activities during the day that deplete you of your energy, you’re familiar with them: you are in meetings, you’re running around, you’re on a business trip, you are conducting talk a, presentation what have you.
These are activities that deplete your energy.
Sometime during the day you need to ground yourself and balance that energy so that you can refill your cup so that you can be rejuvenated. This is more than just resting, this is a practice that helps connect you to the earth. It helps just ground you as it says.
I’ll give you some examples of what most successful people use.
A breathing exercise of any kind where you are generally seated on the floor but it doesn’t have to be floor and you are breathing.
Any kind of meditation which may or may not include reading associated with it. Of course, you’re breathing but it doesn’t call out the breathing.
Or writing, writing free flow of consciousness with no agenda is a very meditative and grounding practice.
A walk, generally in nature, solitary is another way to rejuvenate and ground yourself. Or a yoga practice.
And these are just some examples.
The thing about a grounding practice is that you need to set aside time to do it and it’s something that you do on your own. This is a solitary time during the day where you reconnect with yourself, you find balance in that energy and you come out rejuvenated and refreshed.
It can be as short as five minutes but it’s important that you do it on a daily basis.
So as you examine your day do you have a daily grounding practice?
If you do great keep it up. If you don’t, what is it that you would like to do to incorporate that daily grounding practice to help you be more rejuvenated, be more grounded to the earth and be smarter with how you use that limited supply of energy.
So I hope you found some good insights here and I will talk to you on the next video…bye!