How many times have you been so busy at work that you feel absolutely overwhelmed? Deadlines looming, things going wrong, not enough staff, excessive workload – sound familiar? It sends your stress levels soaring and starts to affect your health, wellbeing and relationships.
Whilst EFT can’t help you with your deadlines it can help your stress levels decrease. Begin by focusing on where you feel your stress in your body. Just scan your body and notice where the tension is. Is it in your shoulders and neck? Do you have a tight knot in your stomach or a lump in your throat? Score that on a scale of 0 – 10. You can use that in your tapping statements, e.g.
- Even though I have all this stress and tension in my neck and shoulders, I accept myself anyway
- Even though I have this stress knot gnawing away in my stomach, I’m ok
Now list out all the things that are stressing you out at work, e.g. unachievable timescales, too much work, not enough staff etc. You can now tap on each one and how you feel about it. E.g.
- Even though I feel so stressed and overwhelmed because I have too much work to do and it’s just not achievable, I accept myself anyway
- Even though I have this stress knot gnawing away in my stomach because I have these unachievable timescales, I accept all my feelings
Remember to keep tapping until you feel calmer. Test your results and check how your body feels now. Keep tapping until you get to 0. Think about going back to work and the challenges you know that are there. Tap on anything else that comes up.
Tap on a daily basis to keep your stress levels in check and stop them building up.
If you’d like some help with tapping on your work stress, drop me an email.