A client recently asked this question. They felt absolutely overwhelmed and when they tried tapping they kept jumping from one issue to the next. My client was tapping in bed because they had recently not been sleeping very well. I advised several things:
- Keep a pad of paper & pen next to your bed so that if you wake up with lots of things going around your mind you can write them down and get them out of your head.
- Write a to-do list and prioritise your tasks. It is easy when we are overwhelmed to feel like we have to do everything. Don’t waste any time on low priority items. We forget we can ask for help – delegate tasks where possible.
- Just tap. Don’t try to tap on each issue or aspect. Just begin tapping and focus on slowing down your breathing and your mind. Focus on your overwhelm and keep tapping until you feel calm.
It is easy to become overwhelmed by the number of issues you have to tap on! So just start tapping and focus on your breathing and slowing down your mind. Once you feel calm then you can begin tapping on specific issues.
When we are overwhelmed and our to-do list seems miles long it is easy to forget about looking after ourselves. It is even more important to look after ourself at these times but it seems like such a low priority. Remember to schedule in some down time and do something relaxing such as taking a walk, spending time in nature, doing a meditation or tapping.