How do you ground yourself?

Teasel

MyPTSD Pro
Perfume is the quickest thing for me.

Am trying to learn more grounding skills and apply em more too. Written down lots from here. I'm keeping a note on my phone saying which skill I tried, at what time / date, where was I? How did I feel after? And any difficulties I noticed.

Its helping.
 

Wendell_R

MyPTSD Pro
When I make my lunch, I try to pack a lot of foods that are different tastes and textures: a cube of cheese, almonds, raisins, carrots, sliced peppers. When I eat my lunch, I pay attention to each food. What does it taste like? How does it feel in my mouth? What color is it? How does it's taste and feel change after I chomp into it? What noise does it make as I bite it?

On my morning walks with the dog, I remind myself of today's date and say to myself that this is the only Nov. 24 of 2018. And then I ask myself to describe the weather and what the plants look like. I try to see something that I've never seen before, even though I've been on this walk hundreds of times. With the leaves falling, I can see wasp nests and bird's nests that have been hidden in the leaves for months.
 

Changing4Best

MyPTSD Pro
Sometimes I have to keep repeating to myself the last thing I heard or the last thing that I read. That word was on my fridge door today. Usually if I repeat it 3 - 4 times while looking at it, I come back to the present.
 

DharmaGirl

MyPTSD Pro
When I make my lunch, I try to pack a lot of foods that are different tastes and textures: a cube of cheese, almonds, raisins, carrots, sliced peppers.

This is what I started doing. When I eat mindfully, I become satisfied.

I am so struggling with this it's terrible

Is there too much going on in your life? Is there something you can cut out until your symptoms are under control? You have made incredible progress, it's the nature of PTSD to spiral. May you be free from suffering.
 

ms spock

Sponsor
Is there too much going on in your life? Is there something you can cut out until your symptoms are under control? You have made incredible progress, it's the nature of PTSD to spiral. May you be free from suffering.
Yes there is too much going on with my life.

Thank you.
 

MrMoonlight

MyPTSD Pro
Sorry, you are having a tough go at things right now. Here listening if you like, sending good mojo. You said singing and playing can be helpful to you?
 
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