Want to create the life of your dreams? Start by getting grounded. Being grounded means being present in the moment and feeling a connection to ourselves and the world around us. It's about staying steady, even when things get tough.


Understanding Being ‘Grounded’

Think of being grounded as having deep, strong roots. Imagine a tall tree, it stands firm and remains unshaken in a storm. Its roots anchor it. Similarly, when we're grounded, we are resilient and maintain our steadiness through life's ups and downs.


Being grounded means you're present in the 'now', connected to yourself, and aware of your surroundings. It's feeling complete within yourself, understanding who you are, and having a clear picture of what you desire.


The Collective Power of Individual Grounding

Though each of our passions may be different, the act of grounding ourselves is a shared purpose that has the potential to transform not just our lives, but those around us. Once we are sure of who we are and what we want, we stand together in the shared purpose of living authentically.


This authentic living infuses the world with positive energy as each person rooted in their true purpose, brings something unique and valuable to society. Imagine the collective impact when each of us, ultra-clear on our paths, contributes to the world with all of our talents and knowledge. This unity of purpose can lead to a chain reaction of happiness and fulfillment, spreading from one person to the next, and creating ripples through our communities.


When we commit to finding our roots and growing from a place of authenticity, we not only rise ourselves, but we lift others around us and encourage them to seek their truth.


Practices for Grounding Yourself

To cultivate a sense of ‘groundedness’, we must actively engage in practices that bring us back to our center—our own personal 'eye of the storm' where peace exists, despite the chaos. This helps us to not only feel more present but also more deeply connected to the path that lies ahead. It begins with small, purposeful actions that draw us back to the present and reaffirm our connection to the greater whole.


Each person may resonate with different methods, so here's a range of activities you can implement in your routine to help ground your awareness in the present moment.


Mindfulness & Meditation

Mindfulness involves focusing on your current experience without judgment. When practicing meditation, you're applying mindfulness in a structured setting, creating a peaceful space for your mind. If you're new to meditating, start with short periods and gradually extend them as it becomes more comfortable. From there, practice mindfulness in everyday activities – eat mindfully, listen mindfully, and even walk mindfully.


Breathwork & Yoga

Breathwork and yoga offer us straightforward ways to dial down stress and ground ourselves. With something as simple as 'Box Breathing'—where you breathe in, hold, breathe out, and hold, all for the same count—you start to feel more present and less tangled in whatever's bothering you. When you bring yoga into the mix, combining deep breathing with physical movement, the benefit to your mental and physical state is even greater.


As you move through yoga poses, focusing on your breath, there's a good chance you'll start to see parallels between the challenges on the mat and those in your life. Maybe holding a difficult pose while maintaining calm, steady breaths teaches you a bit about patience or resilience.



Journaling is a great practice for grounding as it helps clear the mind by transferring thoughts onto paper. Start or end your day by jotting down your thoughts, emotions, or gratitude list. This exercise not only helps you stay present but also supports emotional processing and self-awareness.



Losing yourself in a good book can be a grounding experience. Reading requires attention to the present and can distract from the stress you may be experiencing. The books you read can sometimes mirror your own experiences, thoughts, or feelings. Resonating with the material can contribute to a deep sense of connection, finding familiarity among fiction and understanding among the unknown. It's not about escaping reality but about finding another space where your reality is related to.


Physical Activity

Engage your body to ground your mind. Physical activities such as running or lifting weights are effective to do so. These actions require full focus, forcing you to be present in the moment. Beyond the physical exertion, they improve your all-around health. The energy spent also triggers endorphins, lifting your mood. Integrating physical activity into your daily life helps keep you focused and steady.


In the journey to #CreateYourFuture, remember that being grounded offers the stability and clarity needed to pursue your dreams with confidence. It's through understanding who we are and what we want, that we pave the way for a future full of possibilities. In grounding, you find your roots; in your roots, you #CreateYourFuture.

March 07, 2024 — Dylan Bair