Committing to marry someone, accepting a new job offer or school admission, making the down payment for a house, buying a luxury car – these are all instances that require you to first make a decision, a commitment, and then live up to it. But once we have decided, once we have signed on the dotted line, once we have made the promise, pesky thoughts often start raising doubts about the goodness of our decision.
Recently I got my 2 year old son admission into a play school. But now I have my doubts about how he will cope, whether he is too young, and whether I made the right decision. I can always pull him out if he doesn’t like going there. But being plagued by nagging thoughts even before he has started going there isn’t a good feeling. So I wrote up this EFT script so we can clear decision jitters whenever the case calls for it.
This EFT script is good for all situations where you had to make a decision and now you’re wondering if you made the right choice.
EFT tapping set up
Even though I have doubts about the decision I made, I understand that I tried to do the best I could when I was faced with that decision.
Even though my mind is in overdrive thinking about how I will regret this decision, I want to slow down and take advantage of the power I do have in THIS moment instead of getting lost in imaginary scenarios.
Even though my decision may really be a bad one and cause me much regret later on, I wish I could do what is needed for my highest good and happiness NOW instead of constantly fearing the repercussions of my actions.
EFT tapping round 1
Eyebrow I’m already regretting my decision.
Side of the eye What if I committed too soon?
Under the eye What if I cannot revert my decision?
Under the nose Reverting decisions is messy.
Chin And what will be the value of my word?
Collar bone I so want to run back.
Under the arm This sense of finality scares me.
Top of the head Part of me wants to play along.
EFT tapping round 2
Eyebrow Another part of me wants to quit.
Side of the eye Why did I get myself into this state?
Under the eye I wasn’t thinking clearly
Under the nose when I made this choice, was I?
Chin It seemed like the right thing to do.
Collar bone But now I’m full of doubt.
Under the arm About where this is heading.
Top of the head My nagging thoughts keep questioning
EFT tapping round 3
Eyebrow whether I really did the right thing.
Side of the eye My mind keeps bringing up
Under the eye scenarios for me to regret my decision.
Under the nose Why didn’t I consider all the pros
Chin and cons before rushing to decide?
Collar bone Maybe I just wanted to follow
Under the arm the trends, copy others.
Top of the head I rushed into things
EFT tapping round 4
Eyebrow and now I’m not even sure.
Side of the eye My decision is going to influence
Under the eye others too, what about that?
Under the nose This burdensome feeling of guilt
Chin is weighing me down.
Collar bone These jitters loosen my grip on reality.
Under the arm They make me wonder how much
Top of the head I do understand of the world.
EFT tapping round 5
Eyebrow They make me question my ability
Side of the eye to make sound decisions.
Under the eye But what if things do work out?
Under the nose What if I could tackle any challenges
Chin this path throws my way?
Collar bone Maybe I can own up to the responsibility
Under the arm that comes with this decision,
Top of the head and take life as it comes.
EFT tapping round 6
Eyebrow Who knows, I may even like the change.
Side of the eye My decisions help me grow,
Under the eye move forward, and become wiser.
Under the nose Would I like it if this decision
Chin was not in my hands at all?
Collar bone But that someone else made it for me?
Under the arm Nah, I’d rather decide for myself
Top of the head even if it means taking responsibility
EFT tapping round 7
Eyebrow for the end results.
Side of the eye I’m thankful that I had this choice
Under the eye and I made the best decision
Under the nose I could under the circumstances.
Chin I acknowledge that at all times
Collar bone I’m trying to do the best I can.
Under the arm So I release this need to
Top of the head question myself again and again.
EFT tapping round 8
Eyebrow I trust myself to do whatever is needed.
Side of the eye Releasing this tightness in my chest.
Under the eye Freeing my mind to think clearly.
Under the nose Releasing this need to be easily swayed
Chin by the opinions of others.
Collar bone Choosing to listen to my heart first.
Under the arm Asking my good sense to show the way forward.
Top of the head I’m now calm and confident.
I just found another reason why we have difficulty following through on decisions we make in a session this morning, how funny that this article is what I read of yours! My friend was told all the time that they never followed through, in an attempt to make them follow through. But since the father was the authority figure, they resisted him and his attempts at control, but since they wanted to please him too, they would try to commit as well, putting her at war with herself in a struggle to be pleasing to her dad but also resist his over bearing authority. The catch 22 was paralyzing her from following through in her life. Great article, thanks for it! ;)
I went through a phase like this myself. There was a time when my family wanted me to do something that was for my benefit, and I should have committed to doing what they suggested. But since it all felt to me like it was originally somebody else’s idea and not mine, I just resisted it with all my might.
It was catch22 and I ended up wasting precious years in my indecision. Everything worked out fine in the end though. Thanks for stopping by!