This morning when my alarm went off, I hit snooze.  Yup, I hit the snooze button. Not because I was trying to catch an extra 10 minutes of sleep.  It’s because I have a ritual of practicing gratitude for 10 minutes each and every morning. I place my hands on my heart and offer gratitude for whatever comes to mind that morning until my alarm goes off again.  I started this about a year ago and found it starts my day off on the right path.

My gratitude this morning was about how I struggled with my sleep a few years ago.  I am grateful for that experience because it gives me compassion for my clients today.  When they tell me they have tried everything and nothing works, I know.  I’ve been there.  I am also proof that we can take control of our sleep again once we learn the right tools for us.

I am grateful for that very difficult time in my life because it brought EFT/Tapping into my life.  I am grateful that I am now able to sleep like a baby most nights and on the nights I struggle, I have the tools to help me get back on track.  I am grateful that I get to share this tool with others who are ready and willing to try it for themselves. So yes, I layed there this morning smiling and being so grateful that I lived through that horrible experience I had with lack of sleep.

My sleep troubles started back in late 2015.  At first it was just a few nights here and there that I couldn’t sleep.  It was gradual and before I realized, I was not sleeping most nights. After about a year of struggling to fall asleep or staying asleep for more than a few hours, I asked my doctor for sleeping pills. Thinking if I could just sleep everything would be better.  I didn’t have any tools to help me get the sleep I needed and I wanted a quick fix.  After a year of prescription sleeping pills, my body still could not fall asleep.  Even with the medication, I averaged about 2 to 3 hours of sleep per night.  Definitely not enough to function like a normal human being.  

One day, I left my desk at work to go for a walk. I walked by a car that looked exactly like mine.  I happened to glance in and notice it was my car.  I looked up to see what street I was on and wondered how my car got there. Scary right?  I had driven my car that morning, so sleep deprived, parked it in a location I could not remember 4 hours later.  I knew I was in trouble because my memory was starting to play tricks on me.

That is when I knew extreme measures needed to be taken.  Under my doctor’s guidance, I stopped working.  I took the time to start changing my life and I discovered EFT/Tapping.  

Henry Ford said, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got”.

Well, it was time for me to change what I was doing because it obviously was not working.

Shortly after I stopped working, I joined a gym.  I needed to hire a personal trainer because just the thought of going to the gym was overwhelming.  I was not new to the gym or exercising, however during that time, it felt too big to tackle on my own.  I found an energy practitioner to help me with my emotions.  I discovered tapping and started to use it for myself.  I tapped on all those negative emotions I was feeling.  First it was all about the stress of my job, the guilt for leaving my workload to my co-workers and the shame that I wasn’t strong enough to be able to continue working.  I also started tapping on my stress about not sleeping.  Remembering particular nights that were full of frustration about not sleeping and tapping on that frustration.  And then one day, I fell asleep on the couch by myself.  No sleeping medication.  Just my body saying I had removed enough of the stress to fall asleep on it’s own, like it’s designed to do.

Gratitude for a body and mind that knows how to fall asleep again.  Gratitude that I am now in a position to be able to share my knowledge of EFT/Tapping with others so they can find sleep again naturally.

There is so much to be grateful for.

To learn how you can use EFT/Tapping to improve the quality of your sleep, please click here.

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