I am just loving connecting with so many self inspired women, who are real, authentic and living and breathing their passions. Today's guest to the blog is the incredibly talented spiritual coach Pip Herbert from Grounded Guidance.
Pip is going to share some insights on how to get practice mindfulness through being grounded and showing gratitude. Pip take it away...
Each morning, I get up, go outside and ground myself, I usually exercise at this time too, and I get present.
But what does this mean and what difference does it make?
By stopping to listen to the sounds around me, tune into my body, my breath, notice my emotions, I am fully present in the moment. It is very challenging to maintain this level of mindfulness, of presence throughout the entire day, as of course we lead busy lives filled with distractions… doing several things at once, day dreaming, or thinking about what to cook for dinner.
If I’m ungrounded, I am clumsy, my head is in a haze, I feel scattered and may try to put the milk away in the cupboard, I am certainly not feeling empowered by what I want to create in my life.
Like anything, mindfulness takes practice and getting grounded takes intention. Remembering to stop for a moment and BREATHE. Plant your feet on the ground and send all that buzzing energy into the earth, let go of the exhaustion. Be in that moment.
Allow yourself to be fully present with the person you’re listening to. To feel what your body needs, and be connected to your soul-essence, your intuition.
In this space of grounding and mindfulness, I find what naturally arises is gratitude.
I am present enough to notice the beauty around me and appreciate how lucky I am. You do not have to be feeling particularly optimistic to allow the blissful feeling of gratitude to envelope you. If you are struggling to think of something, simply remember how privileged you are, that there is always someone worse off than you.
When we are focusing on the many wonderful things in our life, we create more of this thanks to the universal law of attraction. Often we are thinking about what’s yet for us to achieve, to buy, or what we don’t have yet. When we shift our attention to what we DO have, the universe conspires to give you more of that. In the space of gratitude I experience joy, happiness, thankfulness, peace, love, excitement. Hell yeah to more of that!
So – try it. Each day, think of or write down 3 things you’re grateful for. Really connect to the emotion of it when you do this. You may be surprised how great it feels.