Grab a pen and paper and try this tapping exercise!
You are WORTH this self care moment!
Follow the directions below:
1. Read the affirmation on the photo, and notice what you say in your head right after you read it. Write that down.
Did you say something like: “No it’s not.”, “Money always leaves me” “Money might be my friend, but not a very good one”. Write whatever popped up in your mind down on your paper.
2. Now notice any emotions coming up. Are you feeling disbelief? Argumentative? Angry? Happy?
Write it down. Then rate the intensity of the emotion you’re experiencing on a scale of 0-10. 0 =no intensity, you don’t feel it at all –> 10 is super intense. Where are you on that scale? Write it down
3. Where do you feel that in your body? Notice what pops up– if you need to close your eyes and do a body scan to figure it out go ahead and do that. Write down where you are feeling it, describe what it feels like.
Then rate the intensity of the feeling in your body on a scale of 0-10. 0 =no intensity, you don’t feel it at all –> 10 is super intense. Where are you on that scale? Write it down.
4. Now slowly read through what you just wrote on your paper while you’re tapping through the tapping points.
Tap, Tap, Tap.
Now repeat all the steps and notice what has shifted, and tap on the new information you write down.
Keep tapping until the emotion and feelings in your body subside and until you have a better thought in your mind after you read the affirmation.