Setting an intention to follow the diet plan perfectly is a setup for failure. What does perfect mean anyway? Prepare to tap along with me as I explore this interesting thought process that seems to get in the way with many types of habit change.
This tapping includes a tapping point that I don’t always include. At the spot labeled “wrist”, tap your wrists together so that the underside of one wrist taps on the inside of the other wrist.
Setup (while tapping the karate chop point): I always plan to follow the diet perfectly. Sometimes it doesn’t work out. I can usually maintain it for a few hours, days, or weeks, but then I always fail. Maybe the problem is my need to be perfect. Since I can’t be perfect, I end up back where I started, or never get started. This pattern isn’t working for me anymore. I choose to try a different way.
Eyebrow…I always plan to diet perfectly
Side of Eye…I always fail
Under the Eye…I am so tired of that failure
Under the Nose…I am so discouraged
Chin…Instead of following a diet plan perfectly
Collarbone…Maybe I can try a new way
Under the Arm…Those diets are someone else’s plan
Top of Head…I know a lot about diet, health, and nutrition
Eyebrow…I could make my own plan
Side of Eye…And follow it closely
Under the Eye…I could allow for some variation and change
Nose…Then there would be no real failure
Chin…Better yet, I could listen to my body
Collarbone…I usually listen to my emotions
Wrist…But my body knows what it needs and what is bad for it
Under the Arm…It gives me clear signals
Top of Head…I’m not perfect, so I might not always understand what my body wants and needs
Eyebrow…But I’ll probably get it right most of the time
Side of Eye…And that would be much better than what I’m doing to myself right now
Under the Eye…I could view this as an experiment or an adventure
Under the Nose…That might help me to stop thinking in terms of perfection
Chin…Even though I’ve always tried to follow the plan perfectly
Collarbone…I haven’t had a perfect plan
Under the Arm…My new plan won’t be perfect either and I won’t follow it perfectly.
Top of Head…I choose to love and accept myself anyway and feel proud of whatever successes I have.
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