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Grounding Activity for Anxiety

May 22, 2020

 

Often when we are experiencing anxiety, we can begin to notice our anxiety in our racing thoughts, discomfort in the body, and/or in non-typical behaviors (pacing, interrupted sleep, etc.).

 

One way to decrease anxiety is to bring your mind and body back into alignment and awareness by doing a grounding activity through connecting with our senses. This anxiety practice is often called the "5-4-3-2-1" practice.

 

Consider practicing connecting with your senses with the following prompts. Practice the exercise in times of lower anxiety to feel better prepared to use in times of higher anxiety.