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Grounding Techniques: Mental Exercises

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Welcome to the final week of grounding techniques.  This week, I am covering the ground technique, “Body Awareness.”  If you have missed any part of the series, click here to catch up! As always, remember my disclaimer before practicing any mental health information.

What is Grounding?

Grounding is the act of bringing the mind back to the present by distracting it from unwanted activities. The activities can take the form of ruminating thoughts, painful memories, or persistent worrying. Grounding techniques are the mode in which grounding can be achieved. They can be used to help with symptoms of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), anxiety, disassociation, or self-harm urges. The techniques use physical, mental, and soothing methods to navigate a calmer state.

Mental exercises are a type of mental health grounding technique that involves actively engaging and challenging the mind. This technique can help to reduce stress, improve focus and concentration, and enhance overall mental wellness.

Mental exercises can take many forms, including puzzles, games, and problem-solving activities. Engaging in these activities helps to redirect attention away from negative or overwhelming thoughts and towards a task that requires focus and concentration. This can help to bring a sense of calm and grounding, reducing symptoms of anxiety and stress.

Incorporating mental exercises into a daily routine can positively impact mental health and well-being. For example, regularly solving crossword puzzles or playing brain games can help to improve memory, enhance cognitive function, and reduce stress levels.

It is essential to find mental exercises that are enjoyable and engaging. This can help make the practice feel less like work and more fun and enjoyable. Some popular forms of mental exercise include Sudoku, logic puzzles, and memory games.

Mental exercises can be a helpful tool for managing mental health and well-being and can be practiced anytime, anywhere if you are looking for ways to improve your mental health and reduce stress levels, consider incorporating mental exercises into your daily routine. 

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I’m the Tay behind Tay’s Bi-Polar Kitchen. I started this blog to share my kitchen and mental health wellness journey. I want to show people they are not alone in their struggles, combat the stigma associated with mental disorders, and be open and honest about their mental health. In my opinion, these three issues stand as barriers to seeking treatment. If this website inspires someone to move closer to mental health wellness for themselves or another, my work has been done.

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