As I mentioned in one of the previous post, there is this song that I learnt years ago when I was a scout… in a loose translation it says you must rush otherwise you can miss so much. I’ve unconsciously lead my life by that. I was rushing and trying so many things just to be sure that I’m not missing on anything.
Then I got to my 30’s and give birth to a beautiful baby boy and my life needed to slow down at least physically. There were days that I was sitting on the coach almost all day as the little one was constantly hungry and then fall asleep after a few sips just to wake up 10 minutes later or when I was just putting him to his cot. Can you relate?
These days I maybe slow down physically but my mind was going crazy. I was thinking what I would do if I could only stand up from the coach. I stress myself out because I was overthinking and then stressing even more. I then rediscovered the tapping technique that really saved me. I found out about it from The Tapping Solution and practice it for several months before it got too usual for me (that one of my blocks – starting so many new things – I’ll write something about that soon).
During the first months of being a mum tapping was the thing that I could do while sitting on the coach. When I felt overwhelmed tapping was there to support me.
Here you have the outline of how I do tapping:
Firstly, measure my feeling on a scale from 1 to 10, 10 being the issue is unbearable, 1 being it’s all well.
I then start with an opening statement that’s followed by rounds. The opening statement goes like that:
“Even if (state the challenge), I choose to deeply and completely love and accept myself”
You repeat that 3 times tapping gently on the side of your hand then continue with the rounds of tapping on the rest of the tapping points.
Start the rounds with the Eye/s Brew point saying your issue and then continue on the rest of the points until you finish with the Top of your head.
You state your struggle on each point. You may be surprise by what comes to your mind in association with the issue. State it out loud and write it down after you finish as maybe there is another avenue to improve.
There is no specific number of rounds. I feel when to stop as I start to feel better and after a few rounds I take a deep breath and measure myself again on the scale from 1 to 10.
Thank to tapping I slow down and although I sometimes have days where I overthink and overwhelm myself but I can always use this amazing tool to get back on track 🙂
I invite you to try it for yourself.
Until the next time,