Moving to a new home is rated as one of the ten most stressful life events. This has certainly been true for me. Reviewing, sorting, and throwing out the accumulated stuff of 25 years in our roomy house have proved to be overwhelming tasks for my husband and me.
In the process, I’ve learned a few things: 1) My body isn’t 30 years old anymore. This 67-year-old woman can’t lift and carry heavy bins of books and photo albums. 2) It’s okay to get rid of things I haven’t used in the past 5 years, or 2 years, or even 6 months. 3) Help is available, but I have to ask. 4) Renting a storage unit is not a sign of failure.
Meditation and yoga kept me sane for the first month of cleaning and clearing. Those regular practices weren’t enough to counteract the effects of stress and heavy physical activity. I turned to Tapping. Officially known as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Tapping works to rewire the mind-body connections and reduce stress, pain, and many other emotional and physical stressors.
My sources of information and guidance for EFT are these:
The Tapping Solution by Nick Ortner
and the related app for your smartphone:
Some of the tapping audios are free. I’ve been using at least two every morning, and I can confirm that the tapping is helping me get through this difficult life event. Go to the website to find out why tapping works so well.