Easily incorporate these mindful rituals into your daily life
“You don’t have to slow down…just calm down.” – Bob Proctor
I have found the more grounded I am, I perform at my best. The goal of personal development is to be your best self. That is why it’s important to incorporate grounding practices into your daily routine.
Whether you’re just starting your journey of personal development or are experienced, it’s important to practice grounding. Once you get the hang of it, it can be easy to lose focus on this skill. That’s why I am sharing this list of my favourite grounding rituals.
1. Practice conscious breathing
Our breathing is automatic, and we don’t pay much attention to it. Well, we don’t really need to – it works on its own.
Becoming aware of your breath allows you to tune in and be present in the moment. It is then possible to detach and observe your thoughts.
Directing our awareness to our breath can make us feel more relaxed and help us with higher awareness. It can change your perspective in an instant.
I don’t meditate every day, but when I do, I LOVE it. It is very relaxing and makes me feel balanced. There are many styles of meditation, I usually switch it up. Choose the style that is best suited for you.
Setting up your space is a ritual in itself and it sets the tone for stilling the mind. Refer to an earlier Mystic Girl post on ‘How to create a meditation space’, for some inspiration.
Sometimes I choose a crystal to work with depending on how I’m guided. The Tigers Eye Merkabah crystal star is a powerful grounding stone and sacred geometry symbol.
3. Practice gratitude daily
Keeping a gratitude journal forms part of my daily mindful rituals. A gratitude journal is a great way to start your day on the right foot or end on a high note, feeling more satisfied and happier with your life.
Cultivating gratitude will help you appreciate the good things in your life. Start by making a list of 5-10 things you are grateful for.
4. Connect with nature (even if it’s just taking a walk in your neighbourhood)
Spending time in nature doesn’t always have to take a lot of planning, money, or travel. It can just mean getting outside and enjoying something that’s nearby. The beach, national parks, mountains, and forests can be great places to do just that.
Remember to keep hydrated when you’re active; enjoy the benefits of high vibration water in our Quartz Crystal Water Bottle. An upgrade on the basic reusable flask, this 500ml glass bottle features crystal quartz chips in the cylinder to ‘charge’ your water with healing vibes.
5. Become aware of your emotions
Give yourself permission to feel what you are feeling without judgment or resistance. Embrace your emotions and know that they’re not good or bad – they simply are. Doing so is the first step in releasing resistance, making room for what you really want.
Be gentle, kind, and loving towards yourself. Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love. This one should be a non-negotiable in everyone’s toolbox of mindful rituals.
6. Relax and Recharge
When you rejuvenate, your creativity and concentration levels soar.
Switch off your phone and take a break from your newsfeed. Put on a music playlist, set a few candles, and purify the air with our Himalayan salt lamp. Use our Goddess candle snuffer to put out your candles when you’re done, that way you won’t spoil the mood you created with a smoky smell from the smouldering wick.
Brew yourself a cup of herbal tea. Draw a bath, hang out with yourself for a while! Snuggle up with our luxurious and stylish blanket throw on the couch or in bed.
Being grounded means you feel connected to yourself, your environment, and your loved ones. Remember, we cannot give what we don’t have. As the saying goes, we have to take care of ourselves first before we can take care of others.
“Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you. ” – Katie Reed