This practice is especially important in times of stress, fear, anxiety and when you don't feel 'balanced'.
It is 'connecting' with everything around us and also inside of us, and there are many ways of doing it, so find what works for you, but also be prepared to change techniques during your life journey.
Spiritual practices like yoga, meditation and journaling can help very much in being more grounded (connected) and also helping us ground if we need to at a given moment with more ease.
Taking the time every day to ground too, can be life altering for some, so if you haven't tried this practice, it could be something you could start and you can start right now!
What does grounding look like for myself personally? When I have my morning coffee or tea, before the first sip, I close my eyes and I bring my awareness to my breathing .... for about 30 seconds, and let that be my only focus.
If I feel that isn't enough, I may then decide to meditate for about 10 minutes with my black tourmaline* crystal, which is my personal favourite, or simply carry the crystal around me with me or wear my bracelet made of the same crystal.
When I shower, a great way is closing your eyes and visualizing roots going from the sole of your feet into the center of mother earth.
For me too, if I sing loudly, this can have a grounding effect for me, and you don't have to be an opera singer to do this!
Walking in bare feet is particularly great for the outward connection in my own personal world, and there are lots of little kiddies that do this intuitively ... so if you have one that refuses to keep shoes on, you may want to look at their behavior with a different viewpoint.
Our journey of connection is a little challenging in the current energy, so perhaps grounding yourself throughout the day could help, and be a little bit of self care you can also share with others if you find it works.
Please do share your ways of grounding too so that others can have more reference points, and use what feels right for them. Being proactive with this practice is a great foundation, but you can use as a top up any time you may feel the need.
I have attached an image with a few very quick ways to ground that may also help.
Let's embrace the social side of community right now, by suggesting ways to help holistically, practically and from a place of love, and rename 'social distancing' to physical distancing, because we need to come together, and learn new ways of 'being' and moving forward.
Lots of love as always from me to you ... you are incredible and your soul is the key to everything
* This is my personal choice of crystal, but yours could be very different. Choosing crystals intuitively is always best. The main energy point in your body (root chakra) is associated with the colour red, so you might have a red crystal, or if crystals aren't for you, then incorporating the colour red into your wardrobe may be another grounding technique for you!