How Earthing Can Improve Your Mental Health

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Earthing & Your Mental Health

 

In this world we have to worry about racial unrest, COVID, gun control, and much more. Mental health is suffering for adults and children at astronomical rates. We need to change the trajectory we are on.

Anyone who struggles with mental health issues such as anxiety, stress, or depression knows how difficult it is to manage.

We must find the way back to whatever came before. The happy times are there but we have gotten stuck in all the Covid talks, political talks and racial unrest.

If we do not find the happy times then we get stuck in all the negativity. Finding simple ways to enjoy life will eventually add up to more and more happy times.

 

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A simple way to bring more fun into your life is to turn to earthing.

 

Earthing is both fun and good for your mental health. #mentalhealth #emotionalhealth #earthing #grounding Click To Tweet

 

Defining Earthing

Earthing is simply a practice where you put a part of your body in contact with the earth’s surface.

 

The Basic Concept of Earthing

 

Earthing is the concept of touching your bare skin to Mother Earth. This can help ground you. Of course, this accounts for why earthing is also known as grounding.

There are many benefits to earthing, including helping to reduce anxiety and stress. Many also say that it can relieve ailments like chronic pain and inflammation in the body, and even provide energy from the earth itself.

Earthing requires always using your bare skin on earth, whether it is dirt, grass, sand, or even water like in the ocean. The concept comes from the fact that you get free electrons when you touch the earth. In turn, this can help to damage free radicals in your body.

You are getting healing energy directly from the earth’s surface. This is why it is important to touch actual earth like dirt or real grass, nothing man-made like gravel.

 

Getting dirty and playing in the beauty that Mother Nature has provided allows us to connect with earth’s energy. #earthing #grounding Click To Tweet

 

How Earthing Grounds You

 

One of the main reasons people do earthing is to help ground themselves. This is really useful if you suffer from anxiety or depression. Sometimes, to get out of an anxiety or panic attack, you need to ground yourself to know where you are and get out of those panic thoughts.

Touching bare skin to the ground will help you to be more mindful of your surroundings, while you get all that beautiful natural energy to help your mind and body relax even further.

This can be any part of your body and any surface, but it is most often done with bare feet. This tends to be the easiest and most convenient method. However, gardening is a wonderful way to practice earthing. Dig your hands in the dirt. Plant flowers or herbs.

 

Gardening offers so many benefits. You can even  grow your own food which, in turn, can afford brain protection too.

 

Grow your own food
Grow Your Own Food

 

If you want to try #earthing and #grounding for mental health, all you need to do is get outside. #mentalhealth Click To Tweet

 

Aim for at least 20-30 minutes of being being connected with Mother Earth to get the full effects. Doing this on a regular basis, at least once a day, will do wonders for you.

This might be something you do each morning while you tend to your garden or stand outside in your backyard. Perhaps when you take your kids to the park and kick off your shoes. It is also a great reason to go to the beach more often and stand in the sand or the ocean.

Of course, there are also those times that you want to keep your feet clean and dry. For those times, I recommend Xtratuf.  

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For more about emotional health:
Peaceful Home
How to Have a More Peaceful Home
Stressful Life Events
Stressful Life Events (and How to Handle Them)

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Naturally Yours,
Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.