Ground Yourself

Cropped Hand Of Person Holding Ice

 

When emotions seem to be taking you out of the current moment, such as you when you start to feel “zoned out”, do something to ground yourself. Grab an ice cube and hold it in your hand for a few moments or snap a rubber band against your wrist to bring yourself out of your negative thoughts.

7 Breathe Deeply

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Breathing deeply is one of the simplest relaxation methods. Sit or lie somewhere quiet and bring your attention to your breathing. Breathe evenly, slowly and deeply. Watch your stomach rise and fall with each breath. This can help you stay grounded in the present.

If breathing deeply isn’t enough to relax you, try another relaxation exercise like progressive muscle relaxation.

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