Please, try my free Grounding tool for Anxiety at the bottom of this page, and let me know what you think.
Why we become overwhelmed Us humans tend to live in the future, always thinking about the next step and how much we need to get done. Living in the future and worrying about all the possible outcomes and what can go wrong leads us to become overwhelmed and anxious.
If you think about it, the future is unmanageable as there are too many variables. All the what-ifs can weigh down on us. As we become overwhelmed and anxious, we forget how capable we really are. Our mind has been flooded with all the what-ifs, and we can feel panicked, making us feel less capable than we actually are.
With tools we can reduce our own Anxiety If we can centre ourselves and bring ourselves back to the here and now, we can manage life again. We are effective in the here and now. Grounded in the here and now we can see what our next step is.
Free Grounding tool for anxiety A simple way of grounding yourself in the here and now is called the 5-4-3-2-1 technique. As the technique uses all your senses, you become a whole being again instead of living in you head with all the what-ifs. In the here and now you are just taking the next step.