Tapping into the Positive for Your New Year’s Resolutions
How many times have you started off the year with good ideas and new hopes, yet find that within even a couple of weeks, or perhaps a month, you come back to the old behaviors, thought patterns, and ideas that weighed you down? This year, incorporate EFT into this reflection time. By pausing to tap in the hopes and possibilities, the resolutions and new excitement, you’ll be laying the best foundation for their realization.
How to Release Weight and Old Negative Patterns
So, how does that really work? First, check within for anything getting in the way. If your goal is weight release, for example, find out what your barriers are there—what are the thoughts, feelings, or patterns that drag on you in that area? Check for past and present trauma that might have been the driving engines of overeating, etc. Clear out those barriers and points of resistance by tapping on the issues, bringing yourself to a low or zero level.
Discovering Your Desires
Then, take time to reflect on what you really want. A slimmer you, the feelings of being light, that lovely feeling of being toned and slipping into your skinny jeans? Maybe it’s more about balance, about loving your body and accepting it with all of its bumps, at a reasonable weight level that is just right for you—whatever is important to you is what to pay attention to. At this point, notice the words and ideas that make you feel a sense of hope and optimism; those will be part of the language you’ll use as you create your tapping rounds.
Tapping in the Positive
And now to the tapping; the language can be very simple. It’s important, I think, to get yourself into the frame of mind of playfulness and positivity. A sense of “I get to do this” not “I have to do this,” etc. In positve tapping, you can just begin at the eyebrow point and tap around the points—no setup is necessary, as you’ve just cleared everything. If you run into a resistance point, just clear it out.
Samples of what work well are
I love my beautiful body.
My normal weight is (name the number that is your desired weight) and that is what I weigh now.
My body feels light and I feel so good in my clothes—even my skinny jeans have room again.
I love the way this body feels.
I thank my body for the way it functions so beautifully.
I love the dimples in my chin
I love my eyebrows (ok, this may sound really silly, but if you pick a few areas that you really like, and name them, your whole body will respond and feel better. Just try it!)
Resolutions and Desires
Other hopes and resolutions can be handled in just the same way. Perhaps you want to meditate daily, or want to finally write that book, or finally quit smoking. Clear whatever you know to be the barriers—current and past—and then tap in the positive.
It feels so good to meditate every morning.
I love meditating daily—it is so easy and effortless.
I love the way my mind and body respond to meditation.
Meditation comes easily to me daily, and feels normal and easy.
Meditation is just a part of my routine—as simple as brushing my teeth.
Etc—allow in a sense of easy, effortless flow in all the areas.