Saturday, February 14, 2009

Slapping myself silly, or?

mind control, impulse control
important subjects for me recently.

a while back I came to a way of reprogramming myself
that involved slapping my face hard 3 or four times when I was thinking of repeating an old mistake ( mentally) or doing a potentially harmful action ( ie. driving by a place I did not need to go)
I made this deal with myself:
I will give you this gift of immediate and temporary facial pain so that you may avoid visiting the place of emotional pain over and over again.
it goes like this:
beginning of stupid thought or impulse
SLAP Slap slap!
Ouch, what was that for?
Never have that in your mind again!
oh, uh, OK!

Now I find a kinder gentler way or redirecting my mind around the negative emotions and caring for myself better. TAPPING
i learned about it from my devoted sister Laurel ( see her on Amazon)
who showed me
Here the video instruction is free, and yes it works for me.

God bless your journey, and if you are wearing out your hand on your face, try tapping instead.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is interesting! I should do tapping when I think or do something negative.