If you’ve followed me a while, you know I love to share how to lead a happier, healthier life by calming emotional [stress] responses. The ideas and techniques I write about aren’t just practices I use with others — I use them myself!
Each of us has the potential to be affected negatively by things around us. The important thing to remember is that even if we cannot always avoid contact with stressors, we can still change the way we react. That’s where tapping shines as a solution for combating the negative effects of stress (mental, physical and emotional). In becoming aware, we begin to notice our own reactions. By checking reactions, we can extinguish their effects by tapping them away completely!
It took me years to understand the roots of certain things going on in my life, and a good bit of time to start feeling whole again. But once I did, I began applying EFT to everything I do. That’s why I say, “try it on everything”. You’d be surprised what a simple round of tapping can do!
I’m sharing a script today that I like to call “My Happy Solution” because it always sets me up for having an amazing day. It’s based on the idea of “priming”, and works by preemptively letting go of anything with the potential to rattle me throughout the day. While others prime themselves with vigorous exercise, affirmations, or even powerful stimulants like coffee or jumping in a freezing pool, I find that tapping is the perfect priming technique for me.
Use your own language to make this even more effective as you tap along:
Tapping for an Amazing Day
Karate Chop: Even though I have no idea what today is going to bring, I honor all the feelings I have about it, and I love and accept myself anyway. Even though this day could go in many different, unpredictable directions, and I won’t be able to control some of it, I’m up for most anything, and I love and accept myself anyway. Even though I may face things today that try to unbalanced, destabilize, confuse, frustrate or upset me, I’m really curious about how it will unfold, I’m ready to have an incredible day
Eye Brow: I’m letting go of any thoughts, fears, anticipation, worries, or other emotions that have the potential to get in the way of me and having an incredible day. It’s safe to let these go.
Side of the Eye: I’m letting go of any guilt, regret, shame, blame, anger, resentment, frustration, impatience, or other thoughts or feelings that stand in the way of me and having an amazing day. It’s safe to let these go.
Under the Eye: I’m letting go of any stress, any anxiety, any discomfort, any nervousness, any imbalances, and any other sensations keeping me from having an amazing day. It’s safe to let these go.
Under the Nose: I’m letting go of any physical sensations, pain, cramps, tingles, spasms, twinges, burning, dryness, fatigue, weakness, and any other physical reminders that might keep me from having an amazing day
Chin Point: I’m letting go of people, places, things, circumstances, situations, weather, emergencies, surprises, changes of plans, traffic, unexpected shifts and anything else standing between me and having an amazing day. It’s safe to let these go.
Collarbone: I’m letting go of guilt, regret, shame, blame, anger, resentment, frustration, impatience, aggravation, guilt, regret, shame, blame and any other thoughts or feelings that stand in the way of me and having an amazing day. It’s safe to let these go.
Under the Arm: I’m letting go of any stress, any anxiety, any discomfort, any nervousness, any imbalances, any anticipation, any worry, any fear, any emotional discomfort, any physical sensations, any severe reactions, any unplanned emergencies, and anything else keeping me from having an amazing day. It’s safe to let these go.
Top of the Head: Letting it go. Letting it all go. And so it is, and so it shall be.
I tend to repeat things while tapping, which is why you might notice some duplication in this particular script. Normally, I would continue with several more rounds until I feel grounded, eager and ready to start my day. I change my scripts all the time to suit whatever I may be processing at the time. You can do that, too.
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As a coach, writer, recovered over-doer and busyness addict, I understand the challenges of creating a balanced, healthy lifestyle while the mind tries to sabotage your success. In my journey to vibrant health, I created a personalized health system of nutrition and supplementation, lifestyle changes, and I retrained my mind and the energy of my body. I view my success as the formula to my happy, healthy life. I now empower other women to create their own personalized formulas, including the tools and strategies just right for them! Amazing life shifts come from our relationships. I look forward to helping you, too!