Like most of us, your inner critic and ego have a tendency to dwell in the past or project out to the future. And your mind bounces back and forth between those two places, while you still manage to do a whole host of other things on automatic pilot like drive a car, work at your job, prepare a meal, hold a conversation, etc.
Some of your thinking about days gone-by or days yet-to-come is related to happy things, which can help get you through your present day—by focusing on either fond memories OR hopes for a brighter tomorrow or maybe upcoming plans you are really looking forward to.
Yet, a majority of our time and brain’s energy is devoted to the worrying that wells up in our being. Fifty percent of that fretting is spent continuously reliving past difficulties and painful events, and the remaining fifty is related to extreme anxiety about potential problems in the future; most of which we can do little about. And you may be someone who eats to quell mounting anxiety and to suppress any feelings of uneasiness, apprehension, and overwhelming tension, when they surface.
Worrying also elevates your blood pressure and interrupts your ability to sleep through the night. Studies have shown that women worry more than men, and since anxiousness and nonstop mental agitation can elevate stress levels, thereby cranking out more cortisol into your bloodstream, it makes shedding excess pounds more challenging.
It’s perfectly normal to worry about your health and well-being and that of your loved ones. And yes, it is still wise and realistic to plan for your overall safety, while keeping in the forefront of your mind that about 85% of past concerns never come to pass.
Prevailing over worry happens by becoming more aware of and then neutralizing your fears and underlying concerns, as well as taking physical action and preparedness steps for your overall security. Then, EFT tapping lets you unwind and relax, so you can think more clearly and refocus your brain power on creative endeavors and other pursuits that allow joy and peace to be the places your mind, body, heart, and soul consistently dwell in.
Click here to go to sample, generic EFT tapping phrases for you that are relevant to this blogpost. To neutralize resistance and continue to allow your mind to overcome worrying and bring calm back into your life, be sure to tap along with the phrases. Scroll down to the box for Episode 276.