This past weekend my frustration around something I've been dealing with for over a year reared it's ugly head. Thankfully, I'm very close to eliminating this stress from my life, but almost monthly something will pop up with this situation and make me so incredibly aggravated that it ruins my day. I get super cranky, I'm short with people, I view everything from a very defensive viewpoint... and i hate it! There could literally be nothing else wrong - everything could be amazing! - and this one situation flares up, causes me stress, causes immense frustration and I'm left pissed off and feeling like I'm hitting my head against the wall trying to take back control.
Since this frustration lasted longer than I was happy with, I decided to take back control of the situation the only way I KNOW I can- my perception. I have a choice every time something like this happens... I can stay angry or I can accept the issue, take whatever steps needed to rectify the issue and return to the present moment. And that's just what I did yesterday. And again today ;)
So if you find yourself aggravated or frustrated with something, try this EFT (Tapping) Practice to get yourself back to the present and way less stressed:
(tapping the outer edge of your hand (karate chop) - doesn't matter if you tap on right side or left)
Even though I'm feeling frustrated with this situation, it's not permanent and I have the choice to stay present and not let it effect my emotions and experiences negatively (REPEAT 3 TIMES WHILE TAPPING HAND)
I hate feeling so out of control.
2) SIDE EYE
I am BEYOND frustrated with this situation and I feel so helpless
3) UNDER EYE
I hate that my frustration carries over into other places of my life and makes me snap/short with people/defensive
4) UNDER NOSE
I may need to deal with this situation right now, but I don't have to let it consume me. My negative energy feeds my stress and anxiety
I want this frustration and anger to fuel me to take steps to solve this issue. I can make progress in the right direction and take back control and feel empowered
Just because I'm angry, doesn't mean I'm weak or helpless. I acknowledge these feelings and I am ready to let them go.
7) UNDER ARM
I'm going to take all of these negative emotions and use them to serve me in a positive and productive way
8) CROWN OF HEAD
This situation frustrates me, makes me angry and causes me stress, but I have the POWER and ABILITY to NOT let it take control of me
Flow through that Tapping practice as many times as you need! As you can see, I began some positive statements in there to take it full circle, however if you need to just let it all out ( vent away!) then tap just on your frustrations for a few cycles until you are ready to use the positive statements. If it doesn't feel right to 'let it go' in one Tapping, then tap until you get it all out... then begin this one. Sometimes a tapping sesh needs to go into the deepest darkest places first before you can be ready to let go!