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Grounding Your Stress: Count

Fall asleep easier or take a breather from stressful situations

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When you’re in situations of high stress, grounding techniques are a great way to take things down a notch. They help you calm your mind by focusing it on something else.

When your mind has a healthy distraction, you get distance from the thoughts and feelings that are causing you stress. This distance gives your body a chance to calm itself.

These techniques are useful to practice when:

  • You'd like to find moments of calm during the day.
  • You need to take a break from a stressful situation.
  • You're having trouble falling asleep.
  • You can't seem to shake an ongoing feeling of stress or anxiety, making it hard to focus.

This practice is perfect for helping yourself fall asleep at night, or for taking a breather from any stressful situation.

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