Anxiety When we are anxious, we are not focused on the present moment, we are anticipating danger. One really helpful way to lower your anxiety when it starts to rise  is by “grounding” yourself or bringing yourself back into the present moment. Grounding is a technique that helps keep someone in the present. They help reorient a person to the here-and-now and in reality. . Grounding skills can be helpful in managing over-whelming feelings or intense emotional states.

When your feeling anxious look around you to see if you can find,

5. Things you can see.

4. Things you can touch.

3. Things you can hear.

2. Things you can smell.

1. Thing you can taste.

This is whats known as a five senses grounding tool whenever you feel anxious,

Another tool you can use is

Cognitive Awareness Grounding Exercise:
re-orient yourself in place and time by asking yourself some or all of these questions:

1 Where am I?

2.What is today?

3.What is the date?

4.What is the month?

5.What is the year?

6.How old am I?

7.What season is it?