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Get Grounded: Feel the Earth Beneath Your Bare Feet!

Let's face it, us humans spend way too much time stuck indoors these days. Whether it's the rain hammering down or the telly beckoning, we often forget the simple pleasure of feeling the earth beneath our feet. But what if I told you there was a whole movement dedicated to just that, and it comes with a surprising amount of health benefits? Buckle up, because we're diving into the wonderful world of earthing, also known as grounding.

Photo of bare feet on sand

So, what exactly is earthing? It's the practice of connecting your bare skin directly with the Earth's surface. Think walking barefoot on grass, sand, or even soil. Basically, any natural conductive surface counts. Now, you might be wondering why on earth (pun intended) anyone would do this. Well, turns out there's a whole host of potential benefits to this simple act of reconnection.

Proponents of earthing believe it helps to reduce inflammation in the body, which is linked to a whole bunch of nasties, from chronic pain to fatigue. It's also thought to improve sleep quality – perfect for those nights spent tossing and turning. Plus, there are claims that earthing can boost your mood, ease stress, and even help your body heal faster. Sounds pretty good, right?

But how often should you be giving this earthing malarkey a go? The beauty of it is, there's no set amount of time. Even a quick five minutes of barefoot time in the garden can give you a little grounding boost. If you can, try to make it a daily habit, whether it's a morning walk on the beach or an afternoon stroll in the park. The more you connect with the earth, the better!

Photo of bare feet on dry mud

Now, I know what you're thinking – isn't walking around barefoot a bit unhygienic? Well, of course it's best to stick to clean, natural surfaces. Avoid areas with broken glass or potential hazards, and give your feet a good wash after your grounding session.

Here's the thing: we're all about reconnecting with nature here. Earthing is a simple, free way to feel more grounded, literally and metaphorically. So, next time you're feeling stressed, sluggish, or simply yearn for a breath of fresh air, why not kick off your shoes and feel the earth beneath your toes? You might just be surprised by the difference it makes.

Let me know in the comments if you have done or regularly do grounding? Or if you plan to start doing it at some point.

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Yes Betty, I know what you mean. And I too am guilty of not doing it often enough! I plan on changing that and doing it more often!

Lisa, You are very right. These things don’t cost money but really do feel fantastic. I absolutely love standing in the sea and feeling my feet sinking into the sand, the connection between myself and the planet is beautiful.

Jacqui, LOL at getting banned from Morrisons. I see people shopping in their pyjamas and slippers. Not sure how going barefoot is a problem. lol

Jaime Wiles

I hate wearing things on my feet. I even got banned from Morrisons for shopping in there bare foot lol I never wore shoes unless I had to go out to visit people or appointments xxx

Jacqui Robinson

I do it when I can.
Love the feeling of Grass beneath my feet, sand at the beach is good too.
People seem to forget that the finest things in life are free.. 💕

Lisa Lindsay

I don’t do it often enough, but I’m sure it is beneficial to my health. Sometimes I can feel the exchange of energy between me and our beloved Earth. It’s like my whole body breathes out. Very relaxing. xx

Betty Jackson

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