A negative attitude makes me sick. And it can do the same for you. So, if sickness and disease are your goal, and negative thoughts are your lifestyle, you’re set.
But if you’d like to know how to get or stay well, and how to be more positive, keep reading.
Why Try to Be More Positive
Have you heard about the two rival shoe companies each of whom sent representatives to Africa to check out the market in the virgin bush country?
One salesman immediately sent word home to his superiors, “Returning home on the next boat, no one wears shoes in the African bush”.
The other salesmen explored the same area and sent this cable, “Quick, send millions of shoes in every size, style, and color. These natives have no shoes”.
Attitude truly is everything.
Negative thoughts produce chemicals, like cortisol, the stress hormone, that can shut down immune response which is our first line of defense against disease and infection.
Per a documentary on Godsaidmansaid.com, scientist investigating people with chronic stress discovered their bodies cannot produce enough lymphocytes (white blood cells). When you look at the ugly side of things you begin worry releasing not only cortisol but other harmful chemicals. It’s not healthy.
That’s your # 1 Why. Your reason for turning those thoughts to positive thinking. I’m going to share them with you some information I learned about tapping.
You’ll learn it will take determination to fight the negativity around you in this world. This will help. It has helped me already.
We’ll use the K.I.S.S method.
Keep it short and simple. Why complicate it.
Our bodies do produce some needed cortisol but we want to keep the levels low for our health and longevity.
I have a trigger to help me recognize when I’m getting into stinkin’ thinkin’ mode. I clench my teeth. So, I’m trying to protect the few I haven’t already ground to powder that surgeons had to dig out of my skull (see more about the jaw muscle, masseter, here). Do you notice yourself getting into negative space? Do some people give off vibes that disturb you? Awareness is important.
Do some people leave you feeling drained or exhausted, with a knot in your stomach? Identify how you feel and try taking 3 deep breaths.
- What’s stressing you? Even though some people impact you with negative energy, you can combat the drained or exhausted feeling they leave you with. Admit you are feeling their stress in your own body. That you’re directing your thoughts downward into negativity.
- Then Tap.
Tap the four fingers on one hand on the fleshy karote chop side of your other hand.
As you tap say out loud, “Even though I feel I have no choice but to be in this person’s presence on occasion, and they have a way of getting to me, I just can’t let it go”.
By admitting your feelings you can begin to deal with them. If this isn’t how you feel when this person walks away, then replace these words with your own admission.
As you tap the side of your hand, repeat out loud:
“I feel stuck, I’m so tired of interacting with this person, yet I feel I have no choice.
Now tap the bone of your eye brow close to the middle of your forehead, above the nose.
Part of me takes on their negative energy.
Now tap the sides of your eye the bone near your temples. And repeat:
Part of me takes on their stress, because I feel I should make it better”.
- Tap the bone under your eye and repeat:
But I can’t take on this heavy weight, and it’s not helping them,
- Tap under the nose and repeat:
“it’s just weighing me down”.
- Tap under the lower lip in the crease between lip and chin:
“I don’t want to feel their tension, I want to stay calm when I am in their presence”.
- Tap the collar bone and say:
“I can show compassion without taking on the stress”.
- Tap the top of your head:
“I can love others without taking on their burdens”.
Then turn your thinking to healing,
- Tapping the eyebrow point
“I can look closer and discover what is really bothering me.
I am in control of my own thoughts and I am not responsible for anyone else’s thoughts.
I am graceful and strong. I expand my own energy by choosing how I want to feel.
I choose to feel centered. I choose to feel grounded.
“I choose to feel calm. I am always working on my emotional fitness”.
“Every time I interact with this person, I am grounded. I know where my energy ends
and where their energy begins. And I am only responsible for my energy”.
Because we need to deal with stress as soon as possible to be healthy, and get those chemicals back in balance in our blood cells, it’s important to do some destressing right away. If you are in a public place you can at least tap on some of the areas, like the collar bone or under the lip near the chin and silently talk yourself back to a place of strength and assurance. I use prayer to help me. I talk to God and ask for His guidance.
Just try not to carry it around as we all know it’s going to hit the fan at some point.
Usually, we take stress out in one of two ways.
We stuff it, or we take it out on someone whether the dog or the people you love the most. Deal with it right away.
Emotional health is often what keeps us from eating properly. I must admit that from my own experience.
Resources for this blog:
9th Annual Tapping Summit, Various podcasts.
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Marlene Hibbard is not a medical adviser. The content of the blog is intended for information only. Content is based on books from medical advisors who believe in natural prevention and cures. Hibbard includes resources of these professionals in most of her blogs. Readers may also click on the word RESOURCES below the banner. Some advice comes from Hibbard’s personal experience. This site is not intended to be a substitute for getting professional help but encourages readers to seek professional help.