Calm Down Quickly With These 6 Simple Grounding Techniques
Emotions are an essential and integral part of our lives, whether you are laughing with your friends, or getting super frustrated because of a traffic jam, emotions affect our actions a lot. In some cases, good and grounded emotions help us, but emotions like anger, jealousy, regret and envy can really damage our daily life. If we let these emotions control our actions, we can end up saying or doing stuff that is uncalled for, and it can ruin our life completely. For a successful and good life, it is essential that we have a certain degree of control over our emotions. Our emotions should not be able to dictate our actions, and you should never take decisions in an emotional state. In this article, we will talk about some very effective grounding techniques that can help you get rid of bad and unwanted emotions in a healthy way.
Try some simple breathing exercises
One of the most effective and most commonly used methods of calming yourself down quickly is using breathing exercises. You can instantly gain control of your emotions by simply, taking three deep breaths. There are a lot more amazing breathing exercises that are taught in arts like yoga and tai chi. You should also start doing some meditation because with breathing exercises and some light yoga you can really strengthen your mind and become more in control of your emotions. If you start doing these exercises on a daily basis, you will notice that you will be able to stay calm in situations that would have otherwise aggravated you.
Distance yourself from the problem
Most of the time, in an extreme anger-inducing or devastating emotional situation it is best to distance yourself from the problem. This is especially applicable when you are feeling angry. When you are angry, you are responding to the situation instinctively, and you can't think logically. This leads to you making some stupid decisions or saying stuff that you regret later on. If you feel overwhelmed by anger or any other emotion, distance yourself from the situation for a while instead of reacting instantly. You should go for a light walk and think about the problem. This allows you to logically analyze the issue and respond to it in a way that allows you to express yourself without hurting or offending someone else or yourself.
Try using cannabis
Cannabis has faced its fair share of controversy over the years it has been called a dangerous gateway drug and a lot of other things, but as it turns out, cannabis isn't actually dangerous at all. This has also been proved by scientists recently. In fact, cannabis is actually a lot safer than smoking tobacco cigarettes and unlike tobacco, cannabis doesn't cause any diseases, in fact, cannabis is known to treat many diseases. According to recent studies, it can help with pain relief, stress management, anxiety, nausea and it can even prevent diseases like dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Cannabis is also a great way to ground yourself when you are feeling overwhelmed by emotions. As most bad emotions such as anger and fear are almost the same as stress, cannabis can really help us get rid of them. And don't worry; cannabis has actually been legalized for medical use almost all over the United States. In fact, some states have legalized the recreational use of cannabis. For the best effect of cannabis, it is essential that you store it properly. Here is an article about storing your cannabis properly.
*It should be noted that cannabis is regulated differently in different states. Please make sure to check with your state and local regulations prior to engaging in the use of cannabis. In addition, consulting your doctor is always recommended.
Think about your goals and dreams
A great way to ground yourself when you are feeling overwhelmed by emotions is to think about your goals and your targets in life. You need to understand that if you let your emotions get the best of you, you can hinder your goals and objectives in life. If you don't control your emotions they can damage your career and everything that you have worked so hard for. This can really help you get a better grip of yourself and channel the energy of your emotions into something positive and productive. You can use your emotions to motivate yourself and achieve your goals and dreams.
Visualize yourself in a soothing safe place
Another emotion controlling technique that is taught by many professional psychiatrists is imagining yourself in a safe, soothing place. This is, in fact, a very effective technique that you can use to calm yourself on the spot. When you feel overwhelmed by emotions, visualize a calm and soothing place. It can be imagined or real. Try to think about as many details as possible and make the visualization as real as possible. This exercise can allow your mind to calm down from the highly emotional state and start thinking logically. This is an amazing way to gain control of your emotions, and you should definitely try it out.
Jack is a psychotherapist and neurodegenerative disorders’ expert. He has been practicing in New York for 25 years now, and since then he has been fighting to make marijuana legal in the United States for it comes with numerous health benefits. You can read his blogs at https://thegreenace.ca/.
Concluding Grounding Techniques To Calm Down
We practice some of these same grounding techniques at our fitness retreat with our guests. Everyone is different and each person has different needs when it comes to calming down. Whats most important is that you find the right technique for you. Take a look at the 6 options above and figure out which resonates with you the most. Do what feels comfortable for you.
If you have any questions about this blog post, feel free to leave them in the comment section below.
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