Short and sweet: being present is hard. Like, really hard.
Here are some of my favorite grounding skills that can help you anchor in the present moment:
〰️ Hold ice or frozen Oranges 〰️ Deep breathing 〰️ Reciting present-focused mantras 〰️ Pressing all ten toes into the ground 〰️ Guided meditation 〰️ Name 5 things you can see, 4 things you can hear, 3 things you can touch, 2 things you can smell, 1 thing you can feel in your body 〰️ Light stretching 〰️ Making eye contact with others 〰️ Taking shoes off and feeling the ground beneath you 〰️ Sit on the floor and press palms against the floor 〰️ Blowing bubbles
Give it a try!