‘You got so much to do… and only so many hours in the day’ ~ Billy Joel
Having too many things to do and feeling overwhelmed? Well, so was I. I tend to be enthusiastic in saying ‘Yes’ and keep taking up new responsibilities. With the year end coming up – there seems to be no end of work and play that one wants to be an active part of!
So I came up with an EFT script to help me feel more balanced and centered while handling all these pending items on my list. And it worked well for me, so would like to share it here…
The following assumes that you are familiar with Emotional Freedom Techniques. You can refer to the one pager to get started and if you find it useful, you can always find more material on the net. My book ‘Emotional Freedom Techniques’ can also be ordered online.
I am using the Short Cut here (not the Basic Recipe given in the one-pager).
So take out a couple of minutes for yourself, drink a glass of water and lets tap our way to a better way to work:
Even though I am feeling overwhelmed by my ‘to-do’ list, I love myself anyway.
Even though it feels like I will never get it all done, I accept myself anyway.
Even though my attention is running in all different directions, I forgive myself anyway.
Eyebrow: Too many things to do
Side of the eye: Can’t complete even one
Under the eye: Because I keep thinking of the others
Under the nose: And running between tasks
Under the Arm: Annoyed
Top of the head: This is no way to work
I remind myself that I took up all these tasks, and they are important in some way
And I am thankful for this overwhelmed feeling, because I am learning every day
To accept only those actions that are in alignment with my priorities and useful in some way
Eyebrow: I take a deep breath
Side of the eye: And relax
Under the eye: Coming into the now
Under the nose: Admiring how my body
Chin: Multitasks all the while
Collarbone: All systems running harmoniously
Under the Arm: Everything exactly the way it should be
Top of the head: I can do all this too – efficient, yet working easefully
Even though I get flustered, I see it is easy now
Even though there are so many things to do, the variety makes it interesting too
Even though it feels challenging, there is a part of me that is smiling
Eyebrow: All these errands to run
Side of the eye: They can be such fun
Under the eye: Afraid I will mess it up
Under the nose: Grateful for all the rewards my efforts have got
Chin: Will it ever get done in time?
Collarbone: I know that I can handle everything just fine
Under the Arm: Shouldn’t have taken on more than I can chew
Top of the head: I am learning and growing every day – now feeling fresh and new!
Take a deep breath, and exhale slowly.
My poem ‘Greener Pastures‘ can also be used as a related EFT tapping script. Don’t worry about any counter habits being installed… when we are tapping – the system gets balanced, no matter whether you use negative or positive statements. In fact, that is one of the advantages of EFT – you can simply state matters the way they are without pretending otherwise!
You may also find this mind map depicting Stephen Covey’s Time Management Matrix useful.
Let me know if any of this helped 🙂