Fear of Change
Sometimes when we get close to meeting a goal, we allow our fear to take over and sabotage us. Fear comes in many shapes and sizes, can rationalize its existence, and will sometimes convince us that it’s safer to keep things just the way they were. It’s only doing its job, causing us to act in ways that supposedly protect us.
What does this look like? Procrastination is one way to avoid change. Maybe we have an opportunity for a promotion but don’t get the application in on time. Maybe we get close to or even meet our weight-loss goal, and then the pounds start coming back. Maybe we start getting more clients or opportunities to speak about what we know, and suddenly we start getting sick or are having some recurring physical pain that keeps us from moving forward. Maybe our fear of change is actually fear of failure, or it could even be fear of success!
These are just a few of the endless ways our body and mind try to keep us in our ‘comfort zone’ so that we feel ‘safe.’ Even if that place is not truly comfortable or safe, it’s the place we know and are familiar with. We know what to expect there. These mostly subconscious actions are often called self-sabotage, and they are very common.
How do we stop self-sabotage? Pay attention, begin to notice your actions, be aware that you do have choices, and practice EFT Tapping daily. When you notice yourself acting in a way that is counter to your goal, ask yourself what emotion you are feeling, where you feel it in your body, and how intense that is. Take 5 minutes to tap on that and see what else comes up. Notice if the emotional or physical feeling changes or moves. Keep your journal close at hand to write down the gifts that the subconscious will be giving you. Those will be your next tapping subjects. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Daily EFT Tapping can help bring insight into your life and actions. Try it today!
Keep Calm and Tap On!
Please remember: It's important to contact a professional if things feel too big for you, whether it be a physician, psychologist, psychiatrist, or certified EFT practitioner. Never discontinue your current medications without first consulting your doctor.