17 ways to stay grounded in winter








One of the best ways to calm down anxiety running through your system is to get grounded. When we are grounded we are in our own body and able to differentiate what is ours and what we have picked up from other people.

Everyone knows the best way to get grounded is to get out in nature. But sometimes it isn’t possible to walk barefoot on the Earth or submerge ourselves in crystal clear water, especially in the colder months. So here are some ways that you can get grounded regardless of the weather. 

1. Grounded sheets








I’ve been using these sheets for a couple of years now. You essentially bring the Earth electrons through to your home through Grounding technology (it’s essentially a metal rod that links to your sheets, sounds weird but it works).

2. Create an indoor garden









Create a little indoor herb garden or buy yourself an indoor plant to connect with and tend to each day. 

3. Breathe yourself back into your body









During our busy lives we get disconnected from the rhythmic beat of the planet. The Take A Breath Meditation is a great way of finding that alignment and taking a short moment to get back into harmony with the Universe.

4. Grounding Meditation











Connect with the earthing power of Mother Earth with this Grounding Meditation for Empaths.

5. Let the sunshine in









In the colder months (particularly in the northern hemisphere) it’s easy to miss the sunshine! Take a good vitamin d3 to keep your d levels up and endeavour to get some direct sunlight on your face each day, even if only for a couple of minutes.

6. Yin Yoga









Activate your parasympathetic nervous system and release tension in the connection tissues of the body with a Yin Class. It is deeply relaxing and really lets your body exhale. It also helps you sleep deep and find your inner rhythm. My fave studio is Tri Yoga Camden, London

 7. Go Alpine









Go on a skiing trip. Being surrounded by the alpines and snow is just as good as laying on the sand.

8. Mother Earth in your bath








Remember that water is one of Earth’s elements too, immerse yourself in it by running a bath and filling it with epsom salts. If you want to treat yourself adorn the bath with several drops of lavender and eucalyptus and some rose petals.

9. Light your fire















Embrace the element of fire through sitting in front of an open fire. If you don’t have a fireplace at home, find one at a pub or hotel. If that isn’t possible, light some candles and connect with the flame. Imagine your own inner flame being stoked as you watch it burn.

10. Floating








I’m a big fan of floating. It’s essentially a great big Epsom salt bath on steroids. You get in your little float tank and float to the top of the water like you would if you were in the dead sea in Jordan.

11. Watch a good Netflix series









Now some people say binge watching is being unconscious… but this one works for me! It is one of my favourite ways to snuggle up and recuperate if I’m feeling tired or overstimulated.

12. Fill up your well









One of the reasons we feel ungrounded is because we get depleted. Doing things that nourish you are sure fire ways to get grounded. Finding a good bodyworker or masseuse is empath gold. There are many different ways to fill up your inner well, including energetically with this Fill up your well meditation.

13. Use natural fibres








Choose natural fibres for your bedding and clothing. Do your best to avoid syntetic.

14. Eat the earth















Eat root vegetables such as turnips, potatoes, pumpkin, beetroot. Cook things slowly. Things like soup, bone broth and stews and really good to keep yourself grounded.

15. Bring Earth inside









Get some sand or earth in a container and put your feet in it inside!

16. Move your body



















While walking or exercising in nature is obviously a great way to stay grounded, we need to remember that we are not separate from the Earth, rather, we are the Earth too. Any way you can move your body, particularly in ways that it wants to move, the better. Take a dance class, a yoga class, swim in a heated pool or just select three songs and have a dance party in your living room. Sex works too.

17. Surrender to your own winter









Winter is about hibernation. Don’t push yourself. Remind yourself that seeds need darkness, silence and rest to germinate. Let yourself have a winter. Surrender to your own inner winter. Spring will be here soon.

18. Earth Pulsing










My favourite way to connect with the planet is to do a practice I call Earth Pulsing. Your own heart beat is connected to the heartbeat of the planet (Gaia). If it’s too cold or not practical to lay on the earth just lay on the floor or your bed and focus on the heartbeat of the Earth. Breathe slowly and imagine your own heartbeat slowing down and beating to Her rhythm. 









What are your favourite ways to ground yourself when you can’t get outside? Share in the comments below:)

  • Alicia Brown

    I, do a nap date. My lovey and I find something on Netflix get under blankets, with my fluffy socks over course… and use some “touch therapy” (not sex) head rubs, and cuddling until we both are peaceful and relaxed.

  • Lisa Kaminski

    #17 hits home! I was just telling my husband yesterday: “January is for incubation.” Germinate is equally great terminology. It’s OK to be still and let things grow.

  • Morgan Clark

    Music! If I’m flying high energetically, turning up my current favorite song can really help bring me back to Earth. Nothing serious. Something with an awesome beat and catchy tune. Kesha’s “Woman” is my go to right now. Check it out!

  • Erica

    Tuned right towards me. Lovely post.

  • Fiona Gundlach

    Drink a glass of milk, pull weeds and cook/bake with some earthy ingredients. Making my own vegetable stock from scratch always feels so good. All the different textures and scents are divine 🌱🍆🥕 ☺️☺️☺️

  • Barbara Boulden

    You can buy earthing mats, throws, computer pads, etc that connect you to the negative charge of the earth, counterbalancing the too-much-positive charge we can tend to build up. I like a good earthy stew too.

  • Samantha Clark

    I love all of these, great ideas! Thank you and I hope you’re feeling much better x

  • Marseille

    I Like making myself happy doing something I love, Iike belting karaoke songs like fleetwood mac’s: dreams, Rhiannon, etc…or feel it still from Portugal the man.

  • Javia Selina

    I love these suggestions! I do a lot of them 😊.
    When I’m feeling overwhelmed and ungrounded I will place some lavender on my chest (or any essential oil you’re drawn too!) and place my hand on my heart and just take a few deep breaths, welcoming the light in, and breathing tension out. I give myself sometime to marinade with my inner child and let her know she’s loved and we’re doing just fine!

  • Charlotte Derksen

    Ow my lord this was way too funny. Laughed out loud with every GIF. Discovered a few new ones, so will definitely try those! Usually i go into my bedroom, sage it the hell out, light incense, burn some candles, look at the stones on my altar, do yoga, dance, do reiki or when i’m too tired indeed netflix & chill (/sleep).