How to stay grounded when you’re mentally exhausted; this is a thought I had during one of the most difficult times in my life. This past month has been a world wind mental mind game. I had to quickly learn what was important to me and during this process, I had to stay grounded or I would go completely out of my mind.
My dad had open heart surgery and it was a huge wake-up call for me on so many levels, mentally, spiritually, and physically. I took this opportunity to learn and grow. However, during that process, I had to get real with some things. My weight, my physical well-being was horrible. I saw what being physically unhealthy could do to not only me but to my family. That had to change. But how? My mind was consumed with fear and uncertainty. I had to find some way to stay grounded or I’d love whatever was left of my mind. Here are just a few things I did to help me get through what I feel was the worst time of my life.
3 Tips on How To Stay Grounded When You’re Mentally Exhausted (Plus a BONUS TIP)
- Meditate – I was never one to really “get” meditation but once I heard about and tried the app, Insight Timer – Meditation App – Insight Network Inc, I was hooked. It’s a free app that provides you with countless, endless really, ways to meditate, through guided meditation, music, talks, and now they even have specific courses (paid) that could be a benefit to you. Usually, I will use this meditation app to help me with my sleep. I put on my headphones, select the guided meditation that best suits my needs and usually, I will drift off to sleep and let my subconscious mind take over. I feel so much better upon waking. It helps shift how I shape my day.
- Eat better – Eating foods that were not processed helped me tremendously. I was focusing on eating more fruits and vegetables. I even had peas for dinner one night. Peas and potatoes! Sounds gross, but it was better than running out to my local fast-food place to inhale unwanted and unnecessary calories that would leave me feeling sick to my stomach. I even lost 3 pounds my first week. Win!
- Be grateful – I learned that you have to be grateful for every day, every moment, that is given to you. When you are holding the balance of your life (or when a loved-one is) in someone else’s hands, you cannot be certain that there will be a tomorrow. I never fully grasped what it meant to seize the day. Now I know. I live each day a little different than I did prior to my dad’s surgery. My dad is my hero and I am grateful for every moment spent with him and everyone else in my life.
BONUS TIP AS PROMISED!
How to stay grounded when you’re mentally exhausted? It’s super easy to say, but harder to do…Sleep. I have the worst sleep schedule and it’s something that I continuously try to correct. I was so tired, but my mind wouldn’t rest so that my body could.
What has helped you to stay grounded when you’ve been mentally exhausted?