How many different excuses have you found to avoid exercise? I could probably fill a book with them. Tomorrow is a busy day is a common one for me, but I’ve also used my busy day today as an excuse. Even though I know tapping will work to overcome my resistance, sometimes I also avoid tapping in order to avoid the exercise. If you can make your self do it, I know that this one works.
Setup (Karate Chop Point) – Even though I don’t think I can exercise tonight since I’ve had such a busy day, I choose to anticipate joy and relief that I am taking good care of my body. Right now I don’t think I can exercise becaues of my busy day, but I reserve the option to re-evaluate in a few minutes when I have taken the time to regroup. Even though I have some excuses about exercising tonight, I choose to consider whether this choice is congruent with my goals or not. I choose to love and accept myself either way.
Eyebrow…I have had a very busy day
Side of Eye…So I don’t think I can really exercise tonight
Under the Eye…It would just be too much
Under the Nose…I worked so hard that I deserve to just do nothing for a while
Chin…Just one night off won’t really matter
Collarbone…I deserve it
Under the Arm…What am I saying?
Top of Head…Do I deserve to be unhealthy?
Eyebrow…I love the way I feel after I exercise
Side of Eye…It is true that it doesn’t always feel great to get started
Under the Eye…It is true that it sometimes seems pretty hard in the beginning
Under the Nose…I always feel proud of myself when I have the self discipline to exercise
Chin…I could just get started and then quit when my body says it has had enough
Collarbone…If the hectic day means a shorter workout that’s ok
Under the Arm…If the hectic day means a longer workout would be good to help me de-stress, that’s ok too
Top of Head…I am open to body guidance about this
This tapping exercise was written a long time ago and was included in Don’t Diet: Reprogram Your Weight With Meridian Tapping. It is highly relevant for me right now. Today I joined a new gym and the excuses for getting started are already swirling around in my head. I flipped open the book and saw this one. Definitely a message from the Universe.