What does it feel like when you are ungrounded? 2 Aug 2021
Everyone has their own particular set of habits and traits when they are ungrounded. When you are ungrounded you may do all kinds of not-necessarily-the-best-things-for-you things e.g. eating too much/little, staying up to late, lying in bed too long in the mornings, rushing into things, delaying things you shouldn’t delay.
Like I explained earlier you can be ungrounded, for months – even years- and not notice. You can vary in your level of groundedness: more at weekends, less during the week depending upon your schedule.
As I stated earlier groundedness is on a continuum. As a child initially I exhibited these feelings:
I was just not really there. I day dreamed a lot. In this state you feel fogged in, away from everything. You feeling generically tired, apathetic, lethargic. This mode tends towards depression, being cut off from your feelings, motivation and energy.
- Robot Mode
Then as a I got older, I became more robotic. I was very practical, logical and analytical. I was not aware of my own feelings or of anyone else’s feelings. I just kept going. In this mode you push through and it can lead to burn-out.
With hyper you talk incessantly, you rush from one thing to another. Your movements are lively, even over the top. You are full on. This mode tends to maintain itself as a whirlwind of busy-ness, occasionally coming back down to earth before spinning wildly off again.
Personally I don’t ever remember being hyper.