Thursday 19/03/2020

EFT Tapping For Mental Wellbeing During Situations Like Coronavirus

I don’t know about you, but these last few weeks have been the strangest of my life so far. For me it feels like we are waiting for a snow day that’s never coming. I always feel like snow days are that little reset button where everyone is in the same boat. It doesn’t matter what happens, you are all stuck in a situation you can’t control. It’s an understanding that no-one can do anything so you just relax into it and enjoy being at home (I do anyway)..  I am hoping this ‘snow day’ will come soon. I’m eagerly waiting for the inevitable and for me it can’t come soon enough. I know there is frustration in us all, questions as to why our government hasn’t acted sooner, closed schools before now or imposed a complete lockdown like other countries. I want to believe that our government knows exactly what they are doing and that our wellbeing is paramount to them. I certainly wouldn’t want to be Boris right now. 

Whilst this won’t have the same impact on everyone, there will be concern over financial issues for EVERYONE. Small, medium and large businesses will all feel it. No one will get out of this unscathed.  We all need to support each other and try and see this as a reset for all humanity. Let it be a reminder that no-matter who you are, how much money you may or may not have, there isn’t anyone that can change or control what’s going on right now. Try and reflect on the huge scale of this situation and how it’s affecting the WHOLE planet. Try and think of others and how they might be feeling. Put yourself in their shoes.

 Let’s all try and turn something negative into a positive. It’s the only way. You are in control of how you respond and react in uncertain times and you can decide whether you spend this time living in joy or fear. I choose joy over fear.  I have many things going on right now that are worrying, everyone does. Work will drop off I'm sure as people will need to be careful with money going forward. I’m worrying about my mum in self-isolation due to her COPD, which is a huge concern for me as I live over an hour away. Although she is ok and happy and I’ve  been in constant contact with her daily, it’s still worrying me that she may feel alone.  I’ve been super proud of my mum during this time. She lives alone and she has shown nothing but resilience and strength when she could have had a completely different thought process. She is amazing and has used the time to clear out her WHOLE house, she has chosen to be positive and productive. I worry for my sister who lives alone in NYC,  I fear what would happen if she became unwell and I couldn’t get to her? I spoke to her yesterday and whilst she is wishing she was at home with us she is remaining positive.  My other sister lives alone and doesn’t have any connections to my family anymore but I know that she will be spending time at her allotment or working out at home and taking care of herself. I hope so anyway.  My daughter is travelling on the train every day to college and is still out socialising, and we are both worried about her upcoming auditions for drama schools, (some of which have been cancelled), some we have no idea about. I worry about my best friend who catches everything and has a low immune system. 

I could go on and on, but I realise that these worries are all relevant to this situation and I won’t let them overwhelm me or my sanity. I’m choosing joy and positivity. I urge you all to do the same. 

So, my post today is more about changing your mindset to one of gratitude rather than victim mentality. This is a wonderful opportunity to show resilience and set good examples for your children. Life is tricky, let us show them how to cope and be resourceful. This is a time when we can and should come together. It’s a good time to do all the things you’ve  longed to do at home, tidy wardrobes, play with your children, help them sort their old toys out for the charity box, bake with them or for yourself, play hide and seek and board games, watch your favourite childhood films, get the DVD’s out, make that photo album, change your house around, dance and be silly. This is the time to press the reset button. Use this time to your advantage.  It may be a once in a lifetime pause.

Whilst on the surface there are absolutely no current positives to this COVID19 outbreak, I hope that our responses as part of humanity can change the world and our environment for the future. Maybe this is God's way of saying ‘STOP’… maybe this is the reset button that we needed. I hope with all my heart that we will come out of this as better humans with more empathy and gratitude for mankind and the basic essentials that we need to survive. Hopefully this will make us realise that nothing matters more than family, home and good health. Maybe we will all have the realisation that we can never actually be sure of anything, tomorrow may not be what we’d hoped for and when push comes to shove none of us are exempt from this kind of situation. The old saying ‘You never know what’s round the corner’ is so true.  

One of my favourite spiritual teachers Eckhart Tolle wrote ‘Realise deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life’.  I always look to his teachings in times of worry and somehow, he puts everything into perspective. 

I don’t think it’s a case of IF but WHEN we go into lockdown, I will be doing everything in my power to experience this time as it is

These are my intentions until we are through this…

Tap daily to eliminate any worries or fears I have

I will try and get through my shelf of unread books

I will play games with my family

Have uninterrupted cuddles with my daughter

Learn something new

Continue to study EFT (there is always more to learn)

Learn and master a new baking recipe

Cook healthy dinners and try new soup recipes

Spend time in my garden

Remain present and live in the moment

Remind myself of everything I am grateful for daily

Most importantly I will choose the emotions of JOY over FEAR, SURVIVOR over VICTIM, POSITIVITY over NEGATIVITY and NOW over TOMORROW

We can get through this together. Stay strong, eat well, love fiercely, laugh and stay present. We have no power over what is happening, only how we react to it.

All my Love

Rebecca x