7-Day Challenge, Day Three: Grounding & Observation

Something a little easier for tomorrow, yet still with the potential to boost your day in a profound way. We are surrounded by one of the most extraordinary parts of our lives, yet we rarely notice it. Really, really notice it. As in feel it, smell it, hear it and marvel at it, let alone seek it out to truly connect with it.

The world in which we live is truly amazing. When you think about where we fit in this universe, it’s a little humbling and awe-inspiring. We are but a tiny speck in an immense space. Mother Nature herself, the controller of the world in which we live our ordinary lives, puts on a spectacular display of marvellously extraordinary magic every day. And for the most part, we miss it all.


Tomorrow, the challenge is to be a part of that magic show, for as many minutes as you can. To take notice of nature as you go about your day. Look at your environment as you drive to school and work – seek out the beauty of where you live.

At some point today, make sure your feet connect with the Earth. Kick your shoes off and walk on this planet that carries you through space, provides your food and water and air. And connect.

The process of walking barefoot on the Earth is known as grounding. It is claimed that the energy transference has positive impacts on our body, mind and spirit, reducing inflammation and helping balance our nervous system among other things.

It is so easy to go for days having no contact with the Earth at all. We wear shoes, drive in cars, work inside – even exercise inside on artificial surfaces. Walking barefoot on the grass, sand, or dirt creates a sense of freedom – of less restriction.

So get grounded tomorrow. Seek nature and connect with her. Look up! Lie on the ground and watch the clouds for a little while (even if you’re in your work clothes!), like you used to do when you were a kid. Take in the sounds of the birds in your neighbourhood. Ditch the computer for a bit and walk barefoot around your yard, around the block, or around the park – somewhere! Eat outside, barefoot and at peace. And consider how extraordinary it is that you are a part of it all.

Remember, this week is about going about your everyday life with a different approach. Really consider how extraordinary life really is, and how truly extraordinary your place in it is!

Share in the comments what you do and how it felt. Take a pic and hashtag #extraordinarysos – I’d love to see!

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  1. Beautiful challenge. Love it. I plan to like on the hill in my backyard in the autumn leaves fallen our liquid amber tree & watch the clouds. And to dabble my bare feet in the creek near our kids’ school and feel the smooth river rocks. And that is just for starters!

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  2. Awesome! I have had that planned for tomorrow! It is my birthday so I am taking my son to the beach for a play in the afternoon then a picnic dinner there too 🙂

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      Sounds wonderful Angela. And happy, happy birthday! All the more reason to really contemplate your extraordinary life!

  3. Love it. I’m going to spend the morning at the beach with my son, power is off all day so no better excuse!!

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