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Stop the World–I Want to Get Off

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That’s the title of the hit musical by actor, singer and composer, Anthony Newley. Do you ever feel so overwhelmed that you want to stop or freeze time? Things are spinning out of control and you can’t catch up?

Some people feel that it’s more like being on a continuously revolving carousel that you don’t know how to get off. Although you may not be able to alter circumstances around you in a fast paced world, you can use EFT to change how you feel and decelerate.

As Paul Simon wrote in his 59the Bridge Street song:

Slow down you move too fast.
You got to make the moment last.

According to Carl Honore, rehabilitated speedaholic and author of In Praise of Slowness: How a Worldwide Movement is Challenging the Cult of Speed , a slow down revolution is taking place. People are frazzled by the mad pace of business and home life. They’re having difficulty coping. Find out more at the official Website.

Actually, the whole slowness thing got started with the Slow Food Movement, founded almost 20 years ago by Carl Petrini in Italy. Carl’s idea was to wage intellectual war on the homogenization of food around the world, especially fast food. Here’s an article in USA Today about the slow food movement.

Think slowing down is for wimps? Not so. A very successful businessman, John Drake was the founder and former CEO of Drake Beam Morin, the world’s largest human resource consulting firm. When he sold his company, he left and wrote the book, Downshifting: How to Work Less and Enjoy Life More.

Here’s how to use EFT when you’re feeling in a time crunch, overwhelmed or losing control. The EFT Setup phrase or affirmation is: “Even though _______, I deeply and completely accept myself.”

Start playing with some of these affirmations and then fine tune them to get more specific:

Even though I feel like my life is out of control …
Even though I feel out of control …
Even though I feel overwhelmed ….
Even though I feel my time is over scheduled …
Even though I won’t take a vacation …
Even though I don’t have time for my family …
Even though I feel frazzled …
Even though I’m tired of having to do it all …
Even though other people don’t work as hard as I do …
Even though I can’t get enough done …

Even thought I don’t have enough time …
Even though I don’t have enough time for myself …
Even though there is never enough time to get things done …
Even thought I’m afraid that …
Even though I worry about …

… I deeply and completely accept myself.

For more interwoven issues, EFT can be effective in working on different aspects.

People, especially Americans, are learning that faster isn’t always better. Faster comes with a price to pay. Read this interesting article, Slow Down, You Move Too Fast by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. It asks a powerful question. When we speed around, are we mastering our life or hanging on for dear life?

There are a few things that I’d like to turbocharge. If you’re a speed reader and read this in a few seconds, that’s impressive. I’d like to speed up my reading. (It’s slow enough now.) For a revolutionary, cutting-edge method, there’s none better than Paul Scheele’s The Photoreading Whole Mind System. For classes and other materials see Learning Strategies Corporation.

Okay, that’s it for now. In a hurry. Got to go.

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