As the winter months approach and the weather gets colder, it can be more challenging to connect with nature and ground ourselves in the way we might during the warmer months.
During the summer, it’s easy to spend time outside laying in the sun or standing barefoot on the grass. But what about when it’s cold and snowy outside? It’s still important to take time to ground and connect with the Earth, as this can help us feel centered and balanced, even during the colder months.
8 Techniques To Stay Grounded In The Winter
I used to struggle with feeling disconnected from nature during the winter. I would get cabin fever and feel cooped up inside all the time. But over the years, I’ve learned a few techniques that have helped me stay grounded and connected to the Earth, even when it’s cold outside. Here are a few that have worked for me:
1- Take a walk in nature.
Even if it’s cold outside, bundle up and spend some time walking in the snow or on a nearby hiking trail. The fresh air and natural surroundings can help you feel more grounded and connected to the Earth. I love going for walks in the woods during the winter. The snow-covered trees and the crunching of the snow under my boots always make me feel more connected to the Earth.
2- Practice deep breathing.
Take a few deep breaths and focus on the sensation of the air entering and leaving your body. This can help you feel more present and connected to your physical body. I like to do this while I’m out on my winter walks.
I’ll stop for a moment and take a few deep breaths, focusing on the cold air entering my lungs and the warm air leaving my body. It’s a simple but effective way to ground myself.
3- Try indoor plants.
Bringing some greenery inside can help you feel connected to nature, even when you can’t go outside.
Plus, caring for plants can be a calming and grounding activity. I have a few houseplants that I take care of during the winter. Watering them and tending to their needs helps me feel more connected to nature, even when I’m inside.
A really inspirational tip I can share with you is to get a baby seedling or start a plant from seeds. Write your desire that you want to manifest on a piece of paper, and bury it in the pot.
As you nourish your plant, your intention will manifest!
It’s such a fun, cute, inspiring way to stay grounded in the winter (or any time of year, for that matter!)
Do some indoor gardening.
Piggybacking off the last tips, if you have a sunny window or a grow light, try starting some herbs or vegetables indoors. This can be a fun and rewarding way to connect with nature, even during the colder months.
It’s also cool to grow some of your own herbs because you get the “circle of life” bonus too. (Plus yummy food!)
Use essential oils.
Certain essential oils, such as cedarwood, patchouli, and vetiver, are known for their grounding properties.
Try diffusing them in your home or adding a few drops to your bath to help you feel more connected to the Earth. I like to use essential oils during my winter self-care routine. I’ll add a few drops of grounding oils to my bath or use them in a massage oil.
It’s a simple way to bring a little bit of nature into my daily routine.
Spend time with animals.
If you have pets or have access to a farm or sanctuary, spending time with animals can be a great way to feel more connected to nature.
Even just watching birds at your feeder can be a calming and grounding activity.
I don’t have any pets but I grew up with puppies and I loved spending time with my pets during the winter.
Being around animals can help you feel so much more connected to nature and grounded.
Try indoor nature activities.
There are lots of ways to bring a little bit of nature inside during the winter months.
You could try creating a nature-themed craft or collage or doing some other creative, grounding craft. These activities can help you feel more connected to nature and grounded, even when you can’t go outside.
Incorporate natural elements into your home.
This is one of my favorites…
Adding natural elements to your homes, such as wood, stone, or plants, can help you feel more connected to nature, even when you’re inside.
I like to decorate my home with natural elements during the winter, such as wood candle holders, stone coasters, and plants.
It helps bring a bit of the outdoors inside and makes me feel more grounded.
Taking a few minutes to focus on your breath and be present in the moment can be a great way to ground yourself, no matter what the season.
I like to practice mindfulness during my winter walks by focusing on my surroundings and being present in the moment. It helps me feel more grounded and connected to the Earth.
By incorporating some of these techniques into your winter routine, you can stay grounded and connected to nature, even when it’s cold outside. It’s important to take care of ourselves and find ways to stay connected to the Earth, no matter what the season.
With a little effort and creativity, it’s possible to stay grounded and find ways to connect with nature, even during the colder months.