What Do You Need Right Now?
People often ask what they can do to feel better in general. Of course I remind them to tap every single day, at least once! And along with the tapping, there is a very simple exercise to help you tune in to yourself and exactly what you need to feel better. One of my coaches gave me a great suggestion which I’ve been following for a couple of months now. I find it helps me stay more connected with and aware of my own needs and desires at any moment. I highly recommend it. Here’s what to do…
At least once each day, take a minute to ask yourself “What do I need right now? What emotions am I feeling? What do I want? Is there anything I can do to take care of myself right now?” And then really listen in to the answer. And then keep listening. Often we are quick to automatically respond “I’m fine. I’m ok right now. I don’t need anything really. It’s not like I have time to even think about that.” Maybe ask yourself again if nothing surfaces.
Now to make it really interesting, I add a tapping component to it! Tap while you are asking yourself the questions. The answers will be quicker to come and more directly from your heart without having the usual filters.
Give yourself the gift of truly listening to how you really feel at that moment and acknowledging it. Once you make that connection, you may be able to find ways to make the changes needed to find peace in that moment, or at least to begin working toward it.
Honor yourself by tapping and asking the questions daily. Honor yourself by listening to the answers each time. You’ll find answers come more easily after a few days of practicing, as you tap, tune in, and trust your inner Self. One day you may not even need to ask the questions. You might just know and act in a way that takes care of you “automagically”. How would that feel? 🙂
As a bonus, I recommend taking at least 15 minutes once each week and sitting down with the questions, along with pen and paper, or paint, colored pencils, clay, or anything that calls to your creative side. See what arises and honor that. Practice self-care by listening and giving form to your needs.
What do YOU need right now?
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.