“There cannot be a stressful crisis next week. My schedule is already full” ~ Henry Kissinger
Do you often feel like you have too much on your plate? Are your Mondays chock-full of pending work items? Does the morning rush overwhelm you? Do you feel afraid of retribution if you don’t finish all your work by a deadline?
This tapping program will help you release the anxiety around mental overwhelm so you can slow down and tackle each task at your own pace.
Tap through this EFT script anytime you feel overwhelmed by the number of things you need to do. This is also a good script for gaining clarity and focus especially if you have more than one thing to work on simultaneously.
EFT tapping set up statements (addressing psychological reversal)
(say these phrases while tapping on the side of the your hand, the karate chop)
Even though my mind is buzzing with the number of things I have to do and keep track of, I want to find clarity and calm, bit by bit.
Even though it will be horrible if I don’t get all this done as soon as possible, this unnecessary adrenaline rush is making me feel overwhelmed, and I want to find my peace right now.
Even though this mental pressure to finish all the chores is killing me, I’m open to allowing myself to slow down enough to be able to think clearly.
Even though I have too much on my plate right now, what if I could be more mindful from now on, about what I commit to and what I delegate?
(say the following phrases as you tap along to the tapping points shown before each phrase)
EFT Round 1: Expressing the overwhelm
Eyebrow So many things to do!
Side of the eye I’m feeling so overwhelmed!
Under the eye How the heck am I supposed to do all this?
Under the nose All this rush to do things that “must” be done.
Chin All the pending things feel like a big cloud.
Collar bone Looming over me, fogging my mind.
Under the arm Causing me to feel an urgency without any clarity.
Top of the head I can do so much better when I have clarity.
EFT Round 2: Understanding the overwhelm
Eyebrow I can think better when I’m not feeling rushed.
Side of the eye My life feels like an emergency room.
Under the eye But I’m not in danger, then why this urgency?
Under the nose This is not a fight or flight situation.
Chin Some things need to be done now.
Collar bone Some things can be done later.
Under the arm Some things need to be done later.
Top of the head So by putting all these things in a “do now” basket,
EFT Round 3: Exploring the possibilities
Eyebrow I’m only bogging myself down.
Side of the eye Wouldn’t it be nice if everything fell into place?
Under the eye Like the pieces of a puzzle?
Under the nose Without me having to cut a sorry figure?
Chin Maybe I could space out my tasks.
Collar bone So they fit well in the larger scheme of things.
Under the arm So I can handle them well and responsibly.
Top of the head And be proud of having done an awesome job.
EFT Round 4: Addressing doubts
Eyebrow But if I don’t feel this urgency in my bones
Side of the eye I’ll probably slacken off.
Under the eye I won’t push myself enough.
Under the nose Shouldn’t I stretch myself to do more and more?
Chin Am I not holding myself back by relaxing even just a little bit?
Collar bone What if I could do the things that I could manage?
Under the arm Without over stretching myself?
Top of the head Without creating all this stress?
EFT Round 5: Relaxing a little
Eyebrow Even if I’m only doing the things that I can manage,
Side of the eye I don’t need to feel overwhelmed.
Under the eye All this pressure to pull off everything,
Under the nose is only pushing me back into the pavilion.
Chin Instead of driving me towards my goal.
Collar bone I’m smart enough to prioritize things.
Under the arm I choose to slow down enough to prioritize and schedule things.
Top of the head To maybe make a real list .
EFT Round 6: Becoming hopeful
Eyebrow Instead of carrying around mental notes.
Side of the eye No matter how much I work myself up into a fury
Under the eye to get everything done right now, things take time to get done.
Under the nose Even if there are things I won’t be able to pull off
Chin during the time limit set for me, that’s okay.
Collar bone I know that I’m trying to do the best I can at all times.
Under the arm And who knows, everything may fall into place.
Top of the head Now that would be nice.
EFT Round 7: Slowing down
Eyebrow What if I could live a full life without missing a beat?
Side of the eye And without feeling this need to rush through things?
Under the eye Where am I living it if I’m only rushing through life?
Under the nose I choose to slow down and step back.
Chin I’ll figure it all out. In good time.
Collar bone All this adrenaline rush, I don’t need it to keep me motivated.
Under the arm I feel so much more in control when I’m relaxed.
Top of the head When I’m calm, I feel like I’m in charge.
EFT Round 8: Choosing peace and calm
Eyebrow I choose to release this nervous energy.
Side of the eye I choose to do the things that I can do now.
Under the eye And release all this stress about the things I can do in the future.
Under the nose I choose to trust myself to do what is necessary.
Chin I choose to clear my mind.
Collar bone I choose to relax a little and take a deep breath.
Under the arm I choose to feel good knowing that I am smart and responsible.
Top of the head I choose to feel calm and confident.