12 Wellness Tips to Get Grounded This Fall: Mind, Body & Soul

12 Wellness Tips to Get Grounded This Fall: Mind, Body & Soul

It‚s official: fall is in the air! As you take in the gorgeous foliage and leaves changing colors, you may also be experiencing seasonal shifts in your own life too. Throughout the busy transition into autumn, it‚s important now more than ever to stay grounded and take care of yourself ‚ mind, body and soul. Today on the Vibrant Health blog, we‚re sharing 12 wellness tips to get grounded this fall.
  1. Spend Time in Nature
  2. Practice Grounding Yoga Poses
  3. Simplify Your Morning Routine
  4. Go Barefoot Outside
  5. Choose Warming, In-Season Foods
  6. Pour Yourself a Cup of Hot Tea
  7. De-Clutter Your Space
  8. Open Up Your Root Chakra
  9. Slow Down & Incorporate Mini Mindful Moments
  10. Explore Grounding Crystals & Healing Stones
  11. Experience a Walking Meditation
  12. Take a Break from Social Media
  1. Spend Time in Nature
One simple way to get grounded is spending time in nature, and autumn‚s crisp weather makes for the perfect time to do so. Throw on your favorite oversized sweater and boots and head outdoors! Options are endless ‚ including apple picking, taking a family hike or hitting the road for a classic New England day trip. Here are some local day trips and getaways you‚ll love.
  1. Practice Grounding Yoga Poses
Moving your body can be a wonderful tool to ground your energy, and yoga is a perfect outlet. Try incorporating grounding yoga poses into your practice like Mountain Pose, Eagle Pose and Upward Facing Dog. Here are some more suggestions from Yoga Journal to keep you grounded and present this season!
  1. Simplify Your Morning Routine
What‚s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? If you start your day out feeling hectic (think: checking your email all while packing up your kid‚s lunch and making a pot of coffee), you may want to slow down and simplify your morning routine. Try taking a few deep breaths before getting out of bed (yes, that means before checking your phone), eating a nourishing breakfast, and packing your kid‚s lunchbox the night before to avoid the morning chaos. Morning journaling is also a wonderful way to clear your head ‚ releasing your thoughts pen to paper before you begin your day.
  1. Go Barefoot Outside
There‚s no better way to get grounded than to feel your feet on the ground ‚ literally. Go barefoot outside and simply take in the scenery, as you feel the earth beneath you. Walking outside barefoot is a wonderful way to practice mindfulness, while connecting with Mother Nature.
  1. Choose Warming, In-Season Foods
As the season shifts from summer to fall, it‚s time to move away from cooling summer produce in favor of fall‚s harvest. Choose warming, in-season foods like roasted root vegetables, winter squash, baked apples, soups and stews. Seasonal fall foods are naturally grounding ‚ just as Mother Nature intended.
  1. Pour Yourself a Cup of Hot Tea
If you‚re feeling spacy and need a moment for yourself, take a break and pour yourself a cup of hot tea. Herbal teas with spices like turmeric, ginger and cardamom have naturally warming, grounding properties that can give you that sense of calm you‚ve been craving. Try Yogi‚s Sweet Ginger Citrus Turmeric Vitality tea ‚ with warming ingredients like turmeric, ginger, cardamom and cinnamon.
  1. De-clutter Your Space
Our outside environment can have a huge impact on our mental clarity, so it‚s important that your space reflects how you want to feel. Heck, Marie Kondo wrote an entire book on The Lifechanging Magic of Tidying Up ‚ with ideas on how to spark joy in your daily life. If your outer world feels cluttered, spend some time cleaning up your physical space for fall ‚ getting rid of old clothes, junk mail and items that no longer serve you. Incorporate tools that make you feel calm and grounded ‚ be it your favorite scented candle, wildflowers from the farmer‚s market or a calming paint color makeover for your bedroom.
  1. Open Up Your Root Chakra
Our chakras are the energy centers of the body, and our root chakra (the first chakra) supports our body‚s foundation. Signified by the color red, the root chakra is associated with feelings of safety and being grounded. Work on opening your root chakra by spending time outside connecting with nature, exploring grounding crystals (see below), and eating wholesome meals like root vegetables or bright red foods like beets.
  1. Slow Down & Practice Mini Mindful Moments
If you‚re feeling particularly scattered, take it as your body‚s internal cue to slow down, pause and smell the roses. Take deep breaths throughout the day, slow down and enjoy your meals with pleasure and tap into your body ‚ and how it feels in the moment. Try incorporating mini mindful moments throughout your day-to-day life ‚ even if it‚s simply doing a quick Body Scan or enjoying a quiet cup of hot coffee or tea on your porch before the day begins.
  1. Explore Grounding Healing Stones & Crystals
Maybe you‚ve always been curious about healing stones and crystals, but you‚re not quite sure where t o start. Well now‚s your time to tap into your inner Spirituality and get grounded! According to Energy Muse, Hematite, Smoky Quartz and Jasper are all particularly grounding, and can be a great addition to your desk, workspace or on the go to help you keep your cool.
  1. Experience a Walking Meditation
If you can carve out 10 minutes, you can make time for a walking meditation ‚a unique form of meditation involving mindfully walking in nature. Here‚s how to get started! Pro tip: leave your phone at home so you can truly unplug and soak up the experience.
  1. Take a Break from Social Media
If your daily social media obsession and late-night mindless instagram scrolling is taking a toll on your mental health, it may be time to take a break. Constantly tuning into the news and social channels can be especially overwhelming right now with everything going on in the world, so it‚s important to set boundaries and protect your energy. Try unplugging a few hours before bed, taking mini breaks throughout the day or consider doing a complete Digital Detox. DISCLAIMER: This information is not intended as a substitute for advice provided by a competent health care professional. You should not use this information in diagnosing or treating a health problem. No claim or opinion in this blog is intended to be, nor should be construed to be, medical advice. If you are now taking any drugs, prescribed or not, or have a medical condition, please consult a competent physician who is aware of herb/drug interactions before taking any herbal supplements. The information presented herein has not been evaluated by the FDA or the Department of Health and is not intended to diagnose, prevent, cure, mitigate or treat any disease or illness.