Today Dana D'Angelo--author of One True Knight--is here visiting us with her guest post on Emotional Freedom Technique...
Welcome, Dana! Tell us more about EFT!
You need a positive attitude in this business of writing.
Right from the start, you have fears and doubts that can prevent you from finishing your book. And when you do finish your manuscript, you could wait anxiously for up to a year for a publisher to get back to you. And even if you self-publish, which is the route I decided to take with One True Knight, a whole host of things that may or may not go wrong come to the forefront.
So how do you maintain a positive attitude in the midst of all this negativity, fear and self-doubt?
Surprisingly, it's not that difficult. While in my quest to improve myself as a person and as a writer, I came across the Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT. This technique is based on the Eastern concept of energy flow or meridian lines (like in acupuncture). The idea is to have your entire energy system flowing freely. If there's an energy blockage somewhere in your system, you may develop a disruption, which can manifest itself as negative emotions and/or affect your health on a physical level.
All you need to do is to use two fingers, and tap on various places on your body while focusing on an affirmative statement. By tapping along the meridian lines, you can then neutralize your negative emotions and change your mental state.
I could go into detail on how to perform EFT on yourself, but then it just gets too technical, and I might lose you. My goal in this blog post is to introduce you to the concept. If you feel compelled to learn more, Google it or check it out on Youtube.
I promise you that you'll be glad you did. I believe that when you're in a positive state of mind, you will reach your potential - in all you do.
Best wishes and positive vibes go out to you in meeting your potential, whether it’s in pursing your dream in writing or in your personal life.
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Big thank you to Dana for guest blogging with us today!
Be sure to check out One True Knight by clicking here. And visit Dana on her website.