Is there something that you really love to do but you find that you rarely make the time to do it? I think that’s true for many creative, sensitive people. In this video, I talk about why I think we do this and what we can do about it.
We know that we really do love doing things like writing, art, singing, dance, theater, etc. but we let our desire for perfection hold us back from exploring these things more deeply in our lives.
Although the pursuit of excellence is a noble goal, we really do need to let go of expecting ourselves to be perfect right out of the gate. Except for a few rare exceptions like Mozart, successful creative people don’t usually start out with perfection. If we expect that of ourselves, we will never give ourselves the opportunity to make it through the awkward beginnings stages of exploring our creativity. It takes a willingness to do something badly to eventually get to the place where we do it very well.
In this video, I’ll walk you through an EFT process to help you let go of those expectations of perfection so that you can explore and have fun with your creativity in whatever way you are inspired. From my own experience, when I give myself permission to not be perfect, I’m often surprised at how well things turn out. Plus, I have a lot more fun. And when it comes down to it, that’s why we really want to do these creative things: because we just feel so good when we’re doing them.
So, I hope this video helps you get to that place yourself. When you let go of that pressure to be perfect, you let yourself just enjoy expressing yourself as a creative being in whatever way you are inspired.
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Today’s EFT video post will really help you on those days when you feel overwhelmed with too many things to do and you just can’t seem to prioritize and get started. When I’m feeling that way, sometimes I end up not getting anything done and I end up procrastinating: surfing the web, getting a cup of tea, checking my e-mail… like that. If this sounds familiar to you, you’re going to really like this video.
When you find yourself in that state, just watch this EFT video. It only takes seven minutes and you will feel so much better at the end. It will calm your mind so you can prioritize and focus on the task at hand… and even enjoy it.
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In this video post, I walk you through an EFT process to help you stop procrastinating on something that you know you have to do but you really don’t want to. The EFT process that I guide you through in this video is simple but very powerful and it will totally help you stop procrastinating and just do what you have to do. I promise you that you will feel better when you do.
First thing though, be sure that the reason you’re procrastinating is because it’s just something you don’t like doing. If you’re procrastinating because you’re feeling overwhelmed by too much to do or because you think you have to be perfect at it, you should follow the next two EFT videos I’ll be posting here to help you let go of these underlying issues.
Man, I wish I’d known EFT back when I was in college. We used to regularly get afflicted with “German Essay Syndrome,” where you have to do something unpleasant that you really don’t like doing (like the weekly German essay…) and so you mess around and waste time, all the while feeling the weight of the German essay hanging over your head. EFT would have helped us just do it and get on with having fun.
So, go ahead and give it a try. Follow along with this video and let me know what happens.
See you next time,
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In this video, I go over the simple steps to learning EFT. As I said in a recent post about this simple but powerful energy technique, you can use EFT to help you let go of practically any issue that is bothering you. It works for negative emotions, limiting beliefs, painful past experiences, and even a variety of physical symptoms.
What Is EFT?
I also have a video that talks more about what EFT is from my perspective. If you’d like to watch that, here’s the link: So What Is EFT Anyway?
A Quick EFT Reference for You
I cover all of the following in the How to Do EFT video above, but here is a simple outline that you can use as a reference:
1. Identify the issue you want to address. Come up with a short phrase to describe it and be as specific as you can. This is what we call the reminder phrase. An example might be: This anxiety about my job interview.
2. Give it an intensity rating on a scale of 1 to 10, one being the least intense and 10 being the most intense.
3. Say the setup phrase three times as you rub on the tender spot or tap on the karate chop point. Here’s the structure: Even though I have (state the issue), I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
4. Tap on the seven key acupressure points on your face and body as described in the video as you say the reminder phrase.
5. As you tap on the karate chop point on the side of your hand, restate the setup phrase and add a positive affirmation. I use something like this: Even though I have (state the issue), I deeply and completely love and accept myself. And I choose to let go of (this issue) now and let myself feel unconditional well-being.
6. Take a deep breath and re-check on the intensity of the issue.
So that’s one round of the basic EFT process. If the intensity is going down, do another round of EFT and continue until you get the rating down to one or zero. If it doesn’t go down, do the Nine Gamut Procedure as I describe in the video between rounds.
And that’s all there is to it. A lot of times, persistence is the key to success with EFT. Just stick with it and you will make progress.
Trust Your Inner Wisdom
Just follow your intuition as well as you’re doing EFT. The issue you’re working on may shift, the emotion may change, or you may have some past memory emerge. Trust that this is your inner guidance showing you what you need to tap on to fully let go of this issue. I’ll go into this more in a future video post, but I just wanted to touch on it here.
I’d Love to Hear Your Questions or Experiences
If you have any questions or would like to share your experience with this video or with EFT, please leave me a comment below or here. I’d love to hear from you.
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What EFT is and how it works
I just love EFT. It’s a wonderful technique for personal growth and healing in body, mind, and spirit. Plus, it’s extremely easy to learn and use and it’s gentle, fast, and very effective.
I created this video so I could share EFT (short for Emotional Freedom Techniques) with people who may have never heard of EFT or may have heard something about it but don’t really know what it is and how it works.
To summarize what I cover in the video, EFT is a very simple energy technique that involves tapping on nine different acupressure points on your face and body while you think about some issue that is bothering you. You can focus on letting go of negative beliefs or let go of any kind of emotional or physical discomfort. It works really well for anxiety, phobias, painful past experiences/traumas, PTSD, anger, sadness, physical issues… practically anything you can think of.
The thing is, it doesn’t take very long to learn EFT and it doesn’t take very long to use it either. So, it’s worth it to try it on everything and see what happens. From my experience, EFT helps you let go of emotional, mental, and even physical issues more quickly and effectively and gently than anything else I have ever tried.
How does it work?
By tapping on these specific acupressure points, you are opening up the flow of energy through your body and as a result, you feel yourself experiencing your natural state of unconditional well-being. By focusing on an issue that is causing you discomfort while you tap on these points, you are programming your energy system to respond to that issue in a healthy, peaceful way. It may take a few rounds to get there (which won’t take very long anyway), but once you let go of the intensity around a particular issue, you allow your inner wisdom to give you a new perspective on that issue. In my experience, that means you see the situation from a much more loving, wise, and compassionate perspective for yourself and for anyone else involved.
One of the things I love about EFT is that it really gives you evidence that what lies beneath the outer layer of our negative emotions and limiting beliefs is a core of unconditional well-being and wisdom. If you sit down and do EFT for 20 minutes on an issue that’s really bothering you, you will be amazed at how much better you feel and you will have new wonderful insights that will help you understand and resolve whatever problems you may be having.
It’s just so powerful. But it’s very gentle as well. And it works so quickly, too.
Try it yourself
The best way to discover what EFT really is, is try it for yourself. In my next video, I’ll walk you through the process of learning how to do EFT yourself. You can follow along with me as you tap on an issue that’s bothering you. And as you do, you really will see for yourself how powerful EFT is.
Watch the video to learn more. And please subscribe to my blog (click the little orange box) so you’ll get notified when I put new posts, videos, and podcasts up on my blog. See you next time. And have a wonderful day.