Written By: Katie Chaplin
Hey everyone! While I have been home for the summer I have been able to do some things I am not normally able to do living in Paris, such as camping, hiking, paddleboarding, etc., It has been a good opportunity to unplug and unwind. So sometimes when life gets too crazy and you have a million and one things going on, you need to just get away and ground yourself. Grounding is a great way to re-center yourself and get your life in order.
For those who don’t know what grounding is, it’s a way to bring balance back into your body and into your life. I think it is so important to get yourself into nature and respect the Earth we walk on. It’s so easy to take life for granted and get out of balance from your daily routine. Life can be filled with stress and anxiety so sometimes the best thing you can do for yourself is enjoy the outdoors and get rid of all the distractions for a few days. The best way for me to do this is to go on a camping trip or what I like to call a glamping trip because I am still quite girly and like to sleep on my heated mattress inside of a camper!
While camping you can try these grounding exercises to get the most out of your trip!
Here are 15 ways to ground yourself:
- Do your favorite sports activity
- Drink water
- Go hiking
- Swimming in a lake or ocean
- Cuddling your pet
- Carrying crystals (smoky quartz, amber, pyrite, tiger’s eye, blue spot jasper, hematite)
- Walk in nature barefoot
- Hug a tree
- Floating down a River
- Turn off cell phone/laptop or stay somewhere out of range
- Read a book
- Drink Turmeric Tea
Now besides the grounding part of your trip you, of course, need to eat and sleep as well. I went camping recently in a beautiful camper and was able to have such an amazing time with Mama Chaps. A lot of planning went into it to make sure it was stress-free. If you don’t have a camper here are some suggestions of where to go that you can camp or glamp! After you’ve decided where to stay you need to plan out your meals, gather your supplies and pack up! We camped at the Mill Hollow Campground in Woodland, Utah in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It was more in the middle of nowhere so make sure you check out any campsite before going to it to make sure you are comfortable with the location.
My mom and I always have so much fun cooking over the fire. I will admit we did cook some things over the stove in our camper but that’s where the glamping comes back in! Here is what we had during our camping trip.
- Fresh fruit
- Deli style sandwiches
- Veggies & Hummus
- Mac and Cheese
- Hot Dogs
- Dutch Oven Chicken Pot Pie
- Carne Asada Tacos w/Chips & Salsa
- Dutch Oven Stew
- Tequila Sunrise
- Moscow Mule
More photos and ideas to come on our next camping trip to Bryce Canyon, Utah.