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Day 28: The last #MindfulMonday
It’s the last #MindfulMonday of May! Today's challenge is to try a grounding technique. Grounding helps reconnect
you to the present moment and can be especially helpful if you find yourself stuck
worrying a lot.
Before you try the technique, take your pulse/heart rate. Here are instructions from the folks at Harvard Health:
At the wrist, lightly press the index and middle fingers of one hand on the opposite wrist, just below the base of the thumb.
At the neck, lightly press the side of the neck, just below your jawbone.
Each little pulse is a heartbeat. Look at a clock with a second hand and count the number of beats in 15 seconds, then multiply by four. That's your heart rate.
Try the following grounding technique : Coping Skill Spotlight: 5 4 3 2 1 Grounding Technique
When you are finished, take your pulse/heart rate again.
Share your heart rate from before and after the grounding exercise with #uaex4mind4body.