Are You Grounded?

These at 10 suggestions to create a more grounded life and to avoid getting caught up in this ever increasing fast-paced world.

1. Simplify.

By choosing not to get caught up in the details of this fast-paced world, you are doing your part to slow down the world down.  You will also discover that you have more time to enjoy HappyNow….

2. Self.

Soul searching, meditation, and journaling are just a few of the many activities you can take part in to stay aware and learn as much as you can about your emotions, reactions, likes, dislikes, dreams, and fears. Having a solid sense of self gives you a firm foundation for living in this world.

3. Share.

Support or teach others as often as you can. This can help you form connections with people while also giving you an opportunity to make the world a better place.

4. Invite.

Consciously choose what you will allow into your being. The media bombards us with visions of hate, war, and pain. Be judicious about what you read, watch, and listen to.

5. Notice.

Acknowledge the beauty that resides around you. Whether you live in a sprawling metropolis, a stereotypical suburb or lake side community there are natural and man-made wonders just waiting to be discovered by you.

6. Tribe.

Nurture your ties to your “tribe”. If you don’t have one, create a community that shares your lifestyle. Modern life can be isolating. When you have a tribe, you have a circle of people you enjoy.  Its members, your loved ones, friends, or neighbors can be a source of support, caring, guidance, and companionship.

7. Perspective.

See the larger picture. Remember that the way that you choose to live is not the only way to live. Widen your perspective by exploring other modes of being through research, travel, and discussion.

8. Learn.

Embrace the challenges that life presents to you, and challenge yourself often. After a time, even the most exciting jobs or lifestyles can seem routine. Never stop assimilating new knowledge about whatever you are doing, and your life will never seem dull.

9. Exercise.

Move your body. In this busy world, it can be easy to live a sedentary life. Movement reacquaints us with our bodies and connects us to the earth in a visceral way. It also restores our vitality.

10. Pause.

Make time for stillness, silence, and solitude. The world can be noisy, and we are subject to all kinds of noises nearly every waking hour. We are also often “on the go” and unable to relax. Being alone in a peaceful place and making time for quiet can help you stay in touch with yourself.