If you are anything like me, you probably have a tendency to be “in your head” a lot. Observing, reflecting, thinking, writing, etc.
The thing about being in your head though, is that it’s easy for you to “float away” and lose all awareness of your body and the external world. This isn’t good. You need to keep at least a couple of toes on the ground.
One of the best ways I know of to ground yourself is by doing simple daily chores. Doing the dishes, watering the plants, dusting, cleaning out the junk drawer – these are all activities that don’t require a lot of brain power, but do require you to be present. This may not seem like a very fun way to ground yourself, but these activities done mindfully are very peaceful.
Another excellent way to ground yourself is simply to go outside. Just being around things that are green and alive tunes you into the rhythms of nature and helps you to remember what’s actually important.
Doing activities that really engage your five senses also help to ground you. You could seek out activities that are particularly stimulating to your senses or you could just engage your senses more in your everyday activities. Being focused on the experience of external stimuli takes you out of your head and into your body.