You’re all charged up. You decide wholeheartedly that you will do something this year.
You sign up at the gym, you make promises, you buy all the DVDs, you chalk out a plan, and you’re all set. No one can stop you now.
But when the time comes to deliver on those promises, your resolve often gives way to temptation, or pure habit.
I’m not talking just the new year resolutions. I’m talking about every decision that we make and yet go back on, every now and then.
See how many of these you identify with:
- Not able to resist cravings – eat cake or not, just one cigarette or not.
- Not able to persist with exercise – let’s skip today.
- Not able to break off a relationship – keep going back to the same person knowing they are bad for you.
- Not able to keep yourself from shopping – despite being on a budget.
- Not able to resist getting cheated – you still buy from a brand you dislike, you pick up unhealthy snacks, you let yourself be talked into buying stuff you don’t need.
- Not able to resist mindless browsing – how many times do you need to check your email, reload your browser?
Apart from this tapping script, check out this video showing a stealth energy technique to curb cravings when you are out and about in public.
The goal of this tapping script is to unearth enough willpower so you can stick to your resolution by choice. Not by guilt, not by fear, but by choice.
This tapping will also encourage in you a more compassionate attitude towards yourself when you have a temporary relapse into your old habits. So instead of beating yourself up on your weak resolve, you just get up and get back on track.
When used for cravings, I’ve found that it helps greatly in the moments of weakness. It helps enough so that you slowly start to “get it” that you are strong enough to resist whatever you are trying to quit.
Not limited to cravings, this tapping can be applied to many many daily situations that test our resolve.
Which decision or promise do you keep going back on? Focus on that as you tap along.
EFT tapping round 1
Eyebrow I just keep going back on my promise.
Side of the eye I make up my mind so often
Under the eye but then I keep wavering on my resolve.
Under the nose I let myself down constantly.
Chin I just can’t stick to my decision.
Collar bone It takes up so much of my brain power
Under the arm just oscillating back and forth.
Top of the head The day I’m leaning towards the pros of something,
EFT tapping round 2
Eyebrow I choose to go with option A.
Side of the eye On days that I’m leaning towards the cons,
Under the eye I go with option B.
Under the nose I just want to be consistent, for God’s sake!
Chin If I decide something, I want to stick to it.
Collar bone But I have no willpower to keep my resolve strong.
Under the arm Maybe I feel like I’m missing something important each way,
Top of the head so I need to keep switching between my options.
EFT tapping round 3
Eyebrow I keep changing my choice
Side of the eye based on whims, temptations, advertisements,
Under the eye and maybe even which way the wind is blowing today!
Under the nose But this free style of choosing isn’t helping me one bit.
Chin Worse, it makes me feel bad about myself
Collar bone that I can’t stick to what I decide today.
Under the arm Tomorrow I may relapse into my old ways.
Top of the head The truth is, I feel lost and without direction.
EFT tapping round 4
Eyebrow And in my confusion, I choose mindlessly.
Side of the eye Sometimes I do what is right, sometimes I slide.
Under the eye I know some things are harmful for me.
Under the nose I know some people are bad for me.
Chin And yet, I float downstream straight into them.
Collar bone I’m so weak!
Under the arm I’m chicken!
Top of the head I can only talk, talk, talk.
EFT tapping round 5
Eyebrow But I can’t walk the walk.
Side of the eye I don’t listen to myself.
Under the eye When the time comes, I become a different person
Under the nose whose main job is to knock off my resolve,
Chin and then make me feel stupid and regretful.
Collar bone Why do I do this to myself?
Under the arm Why can’t I get a backbone?
Top of the head Because of this back and forth,
EFT tapping round 6
Eyebrow I’m never sure what I really want.
Side of the eye And in accordance with the law of attraction,
Under the eye I just attract more indecision, more delay
Under the nose because I keep changing my desire randomly.
Chin What if I could develop a laser focus
Collar bone right at the time when it matters most?
Under the arm What if I could see the big picture
Top of the head instead of what is just in front of me?
EFT tapping round 7
Eyebrow What if I could step back and remember my resolve
Side of the eye when I’m feeling weak?
Under the eye What if I could remind myself that real comfort
Under the nose lies in embracing what is good for me?
Chin What if I could be a little more forgiving
Collar bone towards my temporary lapses of judgment?
Under the arm And pick myself up once again, lovingly?
Top of the head Like I would a fallen child,
EFT tapping round 8
Eyebrow and remind him to take better care of himself next time please?
Side of the eye I choose to be a better friend to myself.
Under the eye I choose to align with the vibration of all that is good for me.
Under the nose And to be so in tune with it
Chin that I wouldn’t care for what’s bad for me
Collar bone even if was served on a plate right before me!
Under the arm I choose to choose the right.
Top of the head I call the shots, finally.
Tap through the script before or after you feel tempted to go back on your resolution. Tap through it on a few different occasions until you are consistently able to ward off temptation.
Additionally, here’s some tapping to overcome resistance to doing something (procrastination). For example, choosing healthier options, going to the gym, finishing off dull work …