We all get stressed from time to time – we worry, feel sad, anxious… which leads to a section in our brain in the temporal lobe getting all out of whack. This section is the amygdala. This tricky part of our brain can act up and cause us to feel like there’s an emergency where there really isn’t an emergency. We sometimes tense up, cry, feel hopeless and fear the worst. When I get these overwhelming feelings physically and emotionally… I head outside.
Just like my morning devotions help renew my mind… grounding or earthing helps re-focus my feelings …get me out of my head so much and takes my focus off thoughts of stress and feelings of anxiety. God gave us our senses. And using them is a good way to re-focus and ground.
I like to look around and SEE pretty things and then FEEL things…the grass under my feet, my hair falling against my shoulders, a leaf, the bark of a tree, a pepper plant….
I try paying attention to the sounds… I can HEAR the church bells ringing from the church through the woods, birds singing, the wind through the pine trees, the creek water washing over rocks….. and then there’s the sense of SMELL. I love the natural scents of the outdoors – even the scent of dirt!
And…often I carry a teacup with me – a pretty vessel for tea, water, juice…. and of course my favorite… wine – ‘cause TASTE is one of my favorite senses!
And always…. don’t forget to BREATHE!
Thanks for stopping by to read my thoughts. I am grateful for so many of you! ~Angie
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