If you imagine that your body is a glass cup of water, sometimes it gets filled up with and overwhelming amount of emotions:
- Sadness, etc.
After suffering from an unhealthy buildup of stress and anxiety that left me rushing to the emergency room on many occasions, I found a very simple solution that is just like pouring out the glass whenever it builds up.
The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
While it is not a cure-all for the anxiety you face, it is a great tool that can greatly reduce the anxiety you face within the first 2-3 minutes of tapping.
To Start: Pick a simple negative emotion that you are feeling now and want to get rid of (stress/anxiety/frustration/etc.) and rate the emotion from 0-10 with 0 being gone and 10 being the most intense.
The Warmup: Tap the “Karate Chop Point” while repeating the phrase “Even though I (am stressed) I still love and accept myself. Say this phrase three times while continuously tapping. Do this only once per tapping session.
The Process: Tap each of the points on your body while repeating the phrase “Even though I am ___________ I still love and accept myself.” Do this for three rounds of tapping (follow the video) and notice how the emotion is at a 0 (or close to it). Tap a few more rounds until the emotion is gone.
If you enjoyed this article, I really think you would enjoy the book I published: The Cure for Happiness: Timeless Secrets to a Stress-Free Life