It's important each day to ground yourself. It can actually be one of the most powerful things you can do. What is grounding? Grounding is organizing thoughts in your head to put you in the right state of mind to set out and accomplish a great and successful day doing whatever it is that you do. Most of us can feel like we are all over the place - forgetful, flaky, moody, literally not being able to find our own footing. Grounding can help keep you calm, connected, and protect your energy.
There are many ways to ground yourself. Most popular is meditation. Other ways to ground can be taking a moment of silence, praying, giving yourself a pep talk to prepare you for the day, such as you would do for prepping for a big speech, meeting your significant other's parents, going on an interview, and etcetera. Call it what you will, but it's simply taking a time out and having a meeting with yourself.
Grounding also helps you stay on track with your vision. In a nutshell, your vision is who you want to be, what you want, and when you want it to happen; and you become what you envision yourself being. It's a clear set of your goals. Things that you truly want to achieve, and not just dream or fantasize about. And this can apply to any area of your life, not just money and career.
For me, my business, my family (to include my doggies), my health (physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually), my sobriety, and my friends are the most important things in my life. I need a moment to visualize clear results I want to create during the day so I can achieve my goals, and not feel so overwhelmed during the day. For me, I meditate about 12 minutes in the morning before I go off to the gym and then 12 minutes at the end of my workday.
I go in my backyard and sit on the diving board, close my eyes, and try to just sit there in silence. If thoughts come up, which they do alright, I don't beat myself up, I just observe them, and let them go. I really try to focus on my breathing too. My husband saw an acupuncturist for a while back in California who was helping with his shoulder pain and anger management. He taught us how to recharge via our breathing - you breathe in through your nose until you cannot breath in any longer, and then blow out through your mouth until you can't exhale any longer. The key was holding your tongue to the roof of your mouth then entire time. We did this about 20 times a couple of times a day. It really, really, really helped with anxiety, stress, and just recharging. The reason you hold your tongue to the roof of your mouth is that is essentially one of your body's "battery" recharging stations. So I focus on my breathing and then at the end of the 12 minutes, I walk over barefoot in the grass and throw the ball to my dog, Homer. I try to ground my energy into the Earth. While I'm tossing the ball back and forth to Homer, I think about my day, what I set out for myself to accomplish, what my goals are and make sure that what I'm doing is going to help me accomplish my goals and are also fun for me. And honestly, throwing the ball to my dog is fun! I'm playing, laughing, and it really helps put me in a great mood.
Focus on what you want for yourself and start designing your own life. Liberate yourself to dream big! We are all here to live extraordinary lives and in my opinion, to learn to love each other and take care of each other. However, you can't help anyone if you don't help yourself first. "People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of" (Paulo Coelho).