How’s your dry skin brushing experiment going from last week? I’ll admit, it might take more than a week to make it a habit and notice real changes, but once it clicks, you might just get hooked!
This week, let’s dive into my second self-care tip: Grounding.
Grounding, or earthing, is all about tapping into the Earth’s natural energy by physically connecting with the ground. Think walking barefoot on grass, soil, sand, or even soaking up nature’s vibes in water like lakes or rivers. The idea is, our modern lives can unplug us from the Earth’s electric charge, and plugging back in might have some cool health perks.
Here is how it works: Earth’s surface carries a negative electrical charge, thanks to soaking up sun rays and its electromagnetic field. When we touch the ground, we can absorb some of that charge.
Grounding may balance our body’s electrical system and lead to:
- Reduced Inflammation. Research suggests that grounding might have anti-inflammatory effects, potentially helping to alleviate chronic pain and discomfort associated with inflammation-related conditions
- Improved Sleep. It has been associated with better sleep quality and a reduction in sleep disturbances – could be due to its potential impact on circadian rhythms and stress reduction
- Stress Reduction. Connecting with nature and practicing grounding techniques can help lower stress levels, promote relaxation, and improve overall mental well-being
- Pain Relief. Advocates of grounding claim that it helps reduce pain by influencing the body’s electrical and neural systems.
- Enhanced Mood. Spending time outdoors and connecting with the Earth’s energy can have mood-boosting effects and contribute to a greater sense of happiness and tranquility
- Improved Blood Flow. Studies suggest that grounding might positively impact blood circulation by influencing blood vessel function
If you’re up to give grounding a go, spend around 20 minutes outside barefoot on natural surfaces. Walk, chill, or lie down on grass, sand, or dirt – whatever vibes with you. As with any wellness practice, listen to your body, watch where you’re at, and tweak things if necessary.
Have an epic week, and catch you next time for our final self-care tip!
✍️ Quote of the Week
The true power is within and available right now. Eckhart Tolle