Even Germany is having heatwaves now. Anything above 30° C is considered a heatwave around here – and Air Conditioning is rare. So I sat thinking about how to use EFT to help you deal with that kind of heat. Is it even possible?
That doesn’t mean you should stop using common sense. Heat can indeed be dangerous, as you probably well know. Staying in the shade, being sensible about outdoor sports (don’t practice for a marathon at the middle of the day), eating lightly and drinking plenty of water – those are all good and smart ideas. Adding EFT on top of that is a real bonus.
Because our bodies can adapt to the heat, of course. They do so on vacation in Florida, or Costa Rica. But you don’t have to drive a car on vacation, or do household chores, let alone work 8 hours in an office space that may or may not have AC (mine does not). And if you can’t sleep well at night because of the heat, you can doze on the beach, but not at work. So be gentle with yourself and make sure of some extra downtime during the heat.
Now here’s something that I observed in the US, and which made me really wonder … the extreme use of AC. From what I saw, it completely prevents the body of getting accustomed to the heat – by cooling the insides of buildings to a ridiculously low degree, seesawing the body from heat to cold to heat to cold to heat. Personally, I believe that’s very unhealthy. Cooling houses down somwhat is sensible, of course. But the malls and hotels I’ve seen take it to extremes. I thought I would mention this here, because it would not allow the body to adapt to the heat at all, making prolonged exposure to heat even more dangerous.
Despite of this, we can use EFT to help our bodies deal with the heat fairly quickly and make you suffer less. Here are some phrases to get you started:
Even though it’s so hot and I don’t know how I can deal with it, I’m okay the way I am and I’m asking my body to adapt to the heat at the optimal speed.
Even though I can’t really sleep because it’s way too hot, I’m okay the way I am and I ask my body to adapt to the heat and let me fall asleep easily.
Even though AC makes me freeze and the heat outside almost kills me, I’m okay the way I am and I’m open to the possiblity of choosing a good middle ground and asking my body to adapt to it.
So what are your favorite ways of dealing with the heat? And what’s the worst about the heat right now?
Image source: F. Möbius