With all the events going on in our hometown and everywhere else in the world, I thought it might be a good idea to talk about the anxiety and stress around the coronavirus. I also want to give you an easy method using the K27 tapping point that you can use to instantly help you cope with any anxiety you may be feeling about the coronavirus and world-wide pandemic.
Now, first of all, it’s completely normal if you’re feeling anxious. That’s how we survive as human beings because when you go into a state of stress it’s your fight-or-flight response that’s kicking in and basically that keeps you on alert.
You know whether it’s for the saber-toothed tigers or whatever else is happening in your life. It’s how we’ve managed to survive for thousands and thousands of years
When stress becomes too much
But here’s the thing: sometimes our stress gets the better of us.
Take this coronavirus. You’re worried about your health. You’re worried about the health of your elderly parents or relatives.
You are worried that there won’t be food anymore because everybody seems to just be buying stuff all the time, and you start doing it too because maybe they know something that you don’t.
Also, you’re confused because the media has conflicting messages, right?
Some sources scare the crap out of you and then other sources say that you shouldn’t worry so much because it’s not such a big deal.
And you’re sitting in the middle trying to make sense of it all.
So the thing is when we are completely stressed and under pressure, it muddles our focus and it makes us feel like we’re not in control of our life.
It affects our immune system and it’s not helping you.
It’s not serving any purpose other than keeping your body in that fight-or-flight mode and we know that when you’re stuck in fight-or-flight for too long a period of time it does affect your health.
It affects your well-being and it affects your mental outlook.
Anxiety becomes a problem when we start taking extreme measures to make ourselves feel safe, right?
Signs of too much anxiety about the coronavirus
“I buy up all the toilet paper because as long as I’ve got enough toilet paper at home, I’ll be fine”, and I’m not making light of this, this is just a real example of how we try and control things in our world when we are feeling out of control.
When you can’t sleep at night, when you lose your appetite, or when you start overeating.
When you start washing your hands so much that they crack or when you lock yourself up behind closed doors.
Those are all unhealthy signs of being too anxious.
What you want to do, is calm down your nervous system so that the alarm bells that are constantly going off quietens down a little bit and you can start to feel more in control of what’s happening in your life.
The K27 Acupressure point
The K27 tapping point can be used for calming anxiety around the coronavirus, it opens up your chest so it actually helps with your breathing.
What happens when we’re feeling very tense or stressed is that we tend to breathe very shallowly. You end up only breathing in the top third of your lungs. You don’t use your lungs to the full capacity.
To find it, find the little U- indentation at the bottom of your throat.
Move your fingers out to the side at the top ends of your clavicle. Push your fingers out in a little A-frame and the first kind of fleshy spot that you hit that is your K27 tapping point.
You’ll find that if you push down that is quite sore it’s also called the sore spots in EFT tapping. If you want me to make an EFT tapping video for you about anxiety then let me know in the comments below.
So once you’ve got the spot, push down on it for about two minutes, and if you’re doing this with me now then you’re probably already feeling how your chest is opening up, it feels as if you can breathe deeper, right?
And this is why it’s so easy because all you need to do is just to put pressure on here and you want to have the pressure so that it hurts a little bit.
So push down quite firmly.
Combine this with affirmations
So affirmations are very useful when you are trying to change your mindset or your mental state.
Now, we’ve got affirmations running through our mind all the time sometimes they’re positive and sometimes they’re negative, and it’s basically just statements that you keep on repeating to yourself.
By being mindful of the affirmations that you are thinking you can also support your mindset and calm down your nerves.
You can make up your own or you can use mine.
- So let’s say
- I am open to feeling safe all is well in my world right now.
- I’m doing the best that I can to take care of myself and my loved ones.
- I’m taking precautions in controlling what I can.
- At this moment I’m well, and my loved ones are well.
- I release my anxiety and I trust that I am safe.
- All is well in my world right now and I am safe.
You can do this every time you notice that you’re feeling anxious or when you’re feeling stressed out.
You might even try it when you realize that you’re comfort-eating or that you’re emotional eating, or when you’re lying in bed at night and you can’t sleep.
I mean too much anxiety does not do you any good.
It doesn’t serve any purpose, except for suppressing your immune system and making you worry about things that you don’t have any control over.
It’s far better to focus on the things that you can control and that you can manage in your life.
Being overly stressed and anxious is not helpful for anyone and taking small measures like this will give you a sense of being more in control of your life.
Tapping or pressing down on the K27 point will also support your immune system because you’re calming down your nervous system.