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What can you do when you are Feeling Blah?

What can you do when you are Feeling Blah?

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  • 1. ==== ====When you feel blah. . . .http://goodhealthinanutshell.com/2011/11/08/when-you-feel-blah-time-management-2-of-5-good-health-in-a-nutshell/==== ====This morning, I woke up feeling less than joyful. I didnt feel like doing anything -exercisesincluded! I couldnt figure out what was causing my mood. I just woke up that way. I felt reallydown in the dumps... even a little depressed. Now Im not saying this happens on a regular basis,but I think it happens to all of us at one time or another. Were normally fairly upbeat and cheerful,at least willing to start the day, but once in a while we get into a "mood" without reallyunderstanding why.Rather than try and understand WHY I was feeling this way, I realized it was more important to dosomething about it. When were feeling blah, we can analyze all we want, but it rarely makes usfeel better. That, at least, has been my own experience. As an advocate for self-empowerment, Itake every opportunity to empower myself and I knew I could overcome this blah feeling.My all-time favourite tool for overcoming ANY type of obstacle is Emotional Freedom Technique(EFT), or Tapping as its sometimes called. Its so simple and easy to use, even a child could do itand I have found the results to be absolutely amazing. Without a word of a lie, it has transformedmy life. EFT is based on meridian or acupressure points (without any needles). So I did thefollowing to overcome my blahs:Step #1: Acknowledge how you feelYou may feel that youre reinforcing your negative frame of mind by acknowledging your feelings.But the fact remains, you feel how you feel and trying to sweep it under the rug and pretend youdont feel blah will do absolutely no good whatsoever. It is what it is. Simple as that. And noamount of "positive" talk will hide it.Throughout the following routine, try to really feel the emotion of blah, sadness, or whatever - tuneinto it. I usually close my eyes and try to get in touch with what Im feeling. Sometimes I feeltightness or some other physical sensation somewhere in my body, but not always. At other times,Ill get an idea of what has caused my feeling, but not always. Just go with whatever comes up.Begin with a Set-up Statement which acknowledges the emotion youre feeling at this moment:Even though Im feeling depressed/blah/out of sorts (or whatever youre feeling), I (choose to) loveand accept myself anyway.Repeat this statement three times while tapping the karate chop point with the fingertips of theother hand. The karate chop point is the fleshy part at the side of your hand just below the littlefinger. Tap lightly and fairly quickly as you repeat the set-up statement. Theres very little you can
  • 2. do "wrong" in EFT, but if you want more guidelines, I have a demonstration video on my website.After the set-up statement, lightly tap the following points with the fingertips 5 - 7 times. You canuse the middle and index fingers or all fingers. It doesnt matter. You can also use either, or both,hands. But that may get a little complicated if youre not familiar with EFT! While youre tapping,repeat a short phrase that summarizes your set-up statement such as "feeling blah".Tapping Points:(EB) Eyebrow (At the inside end of your eyebrow)(SE) Side of Eye (Between the side of the eye and the temple, close to the eye)(UE) Under the Eye (The fleshy part immediately below the eye)(UN) Under the Nose (Between the upper lip and the nose)(CH) Chin (At the crease below the lower lip)(CB) Collar Bone (About an inch below the collar bone, below and a little to the left or right of thethroat)(UA) Under Arm (About 3" below the armpit - the bra line for females!)(WR) Wrist (Where the hand bends)(TH) Top of Head (On the crown of the head)Now breathe deeply.After this one round, I pretty much guarantee that youre feeling better. I certainly was! If you dontfeel any change, or you feel only slightly better, try doing the whole routine again, but this time add"still" to your set-up statement and summary phrase.Even though Im STILL feeling depressed/blah/out of sorts (or whatever youre feeling), I (chooseto) love and accept myself anyway.STILL feeling blah.Step #2: Reinforce the better feelingsOnce I had completed the first round of EFT, I was certainly feeling happier and was ready tobegin the day. However, I like to end my EFT sessions with some positive affirmations using theTapping Points above.Tap through the points (EB to TH) repeating positive affirmations such as:I have so much to be grateful for
  • 3. This too shall passMy life is goodI am loved and appreciatedUse any affirmation that feels right for you.Whatever Im tapping on, I often experience a feeling that my summary statement is no longer trueas I proceed through the points. This happens as the "negative" emotion is released and isperfectly normal. Its a sign that the cause of your problem is being healed. What could be simplerthan that!This routine will even work with deeper depression, but may require a more persistent approach. Iwould highly recommend locating a professional EFT practitioner if you suffer with long-termdepression or any other acute affliction. But, for the occasional blahs, use EFT and tap away yourblues! It works every time!Anyaa Hredulla has been on a conscious spiritual path for more than twenty years and is theauthor of "Joy Makers: My Tools for Self-Empowerment" available athttp://www.anyaahredulla.com where she also shares Reflections on many of her personalchallenges, and offers powerful, practical tools on Personal, Physical, Economic, and SpiritualEmpowerment. Learn how you can take back your power in every area of your life to live in truefreedom, and claim your FREE GIFTS by visiting Anyaas website today.Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Anyaa_H'redulla==== ====When you feel blah. . . .http://goodhealthinanutshell.com/2011/11/08/when-you-feel-blah-time-management-2-of-5-good-health-in-a-nutshell/==== ====