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As we all are aware that waste products in the blood are passed through urine. This filtering process is done by the kidneys as it separates the waste products including minerals and salts, which have to be passed out through urine. Many times, these minerals and salts get stuck in your urinary tract and over a long period, this forms kidney stones. They can vary in size from a ping pong ball to the size of a sugar crystal.
The heart is one part of your body that pumps blood relentlessly; to be grateful to the most important organ, it’s your duty to look after its health. Cardiovascular diseases and heart ailments can be prevented by making minor changes in your lifestyle.
When you find yourself stuck in an uncomfortable thought cycle, perhaps worrying about something in the future or dwelling on something from the past, it can spiral very quickly, leading to upset, anxiety, and distress. Often, we know that going over and over something is not going to change the outcome and it certainly isn’t any good for our wellbeing. We know this, but it’s so easy to get stuck in it.
What is a grounding technique? A grounding technique is a great tool to break the cycle and bring you to the here and now. They help us come back to the current moment and distract you from unhelpful, overwhelming thinking patterns. By no means are grounding techniques the be all and end all to our problems, but when practiced, they can provide the relief you need. Remember, much of your stress and anxiety is being triggered by your thoughts. A grounding technique helps you to move away from those thoughts, gives you space before you react and triggers off your relaxation response, which is needed in these moments. Here are the two grounding techniques that I get the most positive feedback on (that includes from friends and clients):
Grounding Technique: Name 5 things you can see (pen, lamp, grass) Name 4 things you can feel (wind on my face, elbow on the table) Name 3 things you can hear (traffic, birds singing) Name 2 things you can smell or like the smell of (coffee, cut grass) Name 1 thing you like about yourself (sense of humour, freckles)
The Colour Grounding Technique: Pick any colour of your choice (I usually start with red) Look around you and find 5 things of that colour Pick another colour and repeat (I would say to do this with at least five different colours) The best thing about these techniques is they can be done anywhere. When you are in a moment of distress, it can be really hard to remind yourself to do a grounding technique, or even if you do remember, it can be hard to make yourself actually do it. This is normal, so don’t put high expectations on yourself. At the first point you catch yourself spiralling, this is when you can do the grounding technique.
Don’t be hard on yourself if you don’t catch yourself early, just congratulate yourself when you do. If during or after practicing the grounding technique, you find your mind shifts back to the overthinking, that’s OK. You might even feel more relaxed and may think about it clearer and see things from a new perspective. If it continues to spiral, repeat the grounding technique. You can also make them last longer. For example, if I’m finding it harder to let go of certain thoughts, I might pick a harder colour and look for 10 things. There are no hard rules here, it’s about what helps you to feel better. You will have to make an active decision that the current thinking is not doing you any good and if you want to get out of it, you will need to do something different. The more you do it, the easier it will become.
For best results, it is advised to practice grounding techniques every day, at times when there is no stress at all or on things that are only slightly distressing. This means when harder times come around, you are more likely to remember to use the new tools you have. The one thing I can tell you for sure is if you are looking for ways to manage overthinking, worrying and/or ruminating, it will require you to do something different. It can feel like you have no control over your thoughts, but you do. Whilst you can’t control what comes into your mind, you can control how much attention you give it.
There are many other grounding techniques out there that you can research and try out. The techniques I have given you are two of many. It’s not a one size fits all, so play around with them and see what you like/dislike.