There’s More Than One Way to Relieve Stress
Thankfully we are all beautifully unique individuals, even if we have an identical sibling. Our tastes vary from person to person and even from one day to the next. We sleep better under specific conditions, we enjoy some foods better than others, we have different rituals we follow, we laugh at different things, we show love in different ways. And we use different ways to relax and relieve stress.
There are a few universal ways to relieve stress, including mindful breathing, yoga, meditation, or spending time in nature. Some people relax by cooking or baking (yes this can be very relaxing), getting a massage or some sort of bodywork, running, reading, writing, napping, needlework, petting the dog or cat, or watching fish or birds. There are so many great ways to unwind and enjoy life.
And of course, there is EFT Tapping. Tapping is one of my favorite tools for relieving stress. It can be as simple as holding the finger points without words, even when I don’t think I need it. Especially when I don’t think I need it. 🙂 After just a few minutes, I feel calmer. I practice general tapping multiple times daily just to stay centered and mindful.
And most days I come up against some challenges in my day where I stop and become aware of what I am feeling, where I am feeling it in my body, and how intensely I’m feeling it. Once I have an idea of what I’m feeling, I start tapping on exactly that. It becomes so easy because it is just that simple.
Maybe I’ve just had an unpleasant memory and my brain, sensing a threat or danger based on previous experience and trying to protect me, immediately recreates the same emotions that I experienced at the time of the incident. I notice, I rate the intensity, I tap and I rate the intensity again. Then I tap more if needed.
If you’d like to read more about EFT and how to use it to manage stress, pick up a copy of my book Emotional Freedom Techniques: The Art of Managing Stress Through EFT Tapping on Amazon or any of your favorite shops worldwide.
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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.