Tapping Script for Making Housework Easier
Some people are so-called neat freaks, and others are so-called slobs, while most people are somewhere in the middle of that spectrum.
Wherever you happen to be in the relative scheme of all things housework, if keeping up with household tasks feels like a chore for you (no pun intended), this tapping script will help.
That's because with anything in life that we need or want to accomplish, inner blocks can keep us from doing it with the ease and grace that we otherwise would.
As you may have noticed, inner blocks can even completely prevent us from accomplishing what we set out to do. Housework is no exception.
Some of the issues, beliefs, and feelings that the prospect of housework can trigger (often unconsciously) include:
Feeling bad about yourself. For example, because a parent, teacher, or other adult would say critical or unkind things to you about the work you were doing or were supposed to do.
FOMO (fear of missing out). For example, when you were growing up, your friends were all going to the beach on Saturday, but you couldn’t go because you had to mow the lawn or take care of other chores every Saturday. Now whenever you have to do housework, you feel dragged down by feelings of wishing you were doing something else, or even a conscious fear of missing out on other things that you could be doing.
Sadness or loneliness. For example, if you grew up feeling unsupported, criticized, or unappreciated by your caregivers regarding chores you were expected to do, these feelings can be triggered as an adult whenever you even think about doing the dishes, laundry, vacuuming, etc.
Resentment. For example, if you were treated unkindly regarding household chores, you might resent the person who treated you that way, and those feelings come up (often unconsciously) every time you’re faced with things that need to be done around the house.
Jealousy or envy. For example, if you had to do certain chores which a sibling didn’t have to, painful feelings of jealousy or envy might be triggered whenever you have to do that particular task as an adult (again, this could be unconscious, but cause emotional pain and resistance nonetheless).
BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH THIS SCRIPT
If you read through this script and tap through the statements that feel either charged, true, or both for you, these are some of the benefits that you will likely receive:
Greater ease with getting housework done
Less resistance to doing tasks that you find unpleasant, boring, annoying, etc.
More energy when it comes to doing household tasks
A feeling of “effortless effort” around housework—as though you’re able to get things get done without trying
Freedom from beliefs, memories, associations related to housework that have been weighing you down (these are often unconscious, and EFT helps us become aware of them even as we’re tapping them away)
A cleaner, tidier, home!
Even if you keep your home as neat as a pin, I’m guessing there will be something in this script that’s helpful to you. Perhaps it will help make the process of keeping your home sparkling clean even easier, or uncover a painful childhood memory that you can now heal with tapping.
And if you’re someone who struggles to keep up with laundry, dishes, tidying up, and the countless other tasks involved in running a household, tapping through this script just might change your life.
"I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes and six months later you have to start all over again." ~ Joan Rivers
HOW TO USE THIS SCRIPT
As with all of my tapping scripts, these statements can be used as is, or modified in any way that makes them resonate more fully with your experience. Some of them will fit for you, and some will not. Just use the ones that fit your experience and have an emotional charge.
You may notice that when you start tapping on these statements, thoughts and feelings will arise that you can then turn into new tapping statements, which will then give rise to still more thoughts and feelings, which you can use to create additional tapping statements, and so on.
I call this following the thread, and it’s a very efficient way to heal and release a lot of painful feelings in a short amount of time.
When doing EFT/tapping on your own, if you get stuck, aren't getting the results you want, or would simply like to have the support and guidance of an experienced professional, I recommend working with an EFT practitioner.
If you decide that this is the best course of action for you, and you would like to work with me, you can schedule a session here. If you feel that another EFT practitioner would be a better fit for you, click here to access a directory of practitioners.
THE TAPPING STATEMENTS
Housekeeping is really not my favorite thing.
The hardest household task for me to stay on top of is ___________.
When I know I have to do a household task (like dishes, laundry, vacuuming, etc.), it makes me feel ___________.
I wish I didn’t have to deal with keeping my house clean and tidy.
The person who taught me how to do household tasks like dishes, cleaning, and laundry was _____________.
The person who taught me how to do household tasks like dishes, cleaning and laundry wasn’t very nice about it.
When I was learning how to do household tasks like dishes, cleaning, and laundry, the person teaching me didn’t give me the support and appreciation I needed as I was learning.
When I was growing up, the way I was treated regarding chores/household tasks made me feel bad about myself.
When I was growing up, I really dreaded having to do my chores/household tasks.
I grew up feeling that doing chores/household tasks were unpleasant.
When I was little, doing chores/household tasks made me feel _______________.
When I was growing up, having to do chores/household tasks made me worry about missing out on ________________.
Sometimes I wish I didn’t have to be responsible for keeping my home/workplace/car clean and tidy.
I wish I could wave a magic wand and the dishes would wash themselves.
I wish I could wave a magic wand and the laundry would do itself.
The household task I dislike/dread/avoid the most is _______________.
The reason(s) why I dislike/dread/avoid this task is _____________________________.
The worst part about having spend time and energy keeping my home clean and tidy is _______________.
The way I feel emotionally when I have to do household tasks is ____________________.
I way I feel physically when I have to do household tasks is _______________________.
For some reason, doing housework makes me feel _____________ (lonely/sad/tired/resentful/guilty/ashamed/incompetent/unsupported/less-than/etc.).
I need more help from __________ with ___________, and not getting that help makes me feel ____________.
Living alone makes me feel ____________ about having to do housework.
I often feel overwhelmed by everything that needs to be done in my home.
I feel like I never have enough time/energy to devote to staying on top of household tasks.
The part of my home that is the hardest to keep clean is ______________.
I hate _______________. (Fill in the blank here. For example: doing the dishes, doing laundry, cleaning my desk, making my bed, etc.)
Doing housework always feels ___________ to me. (Fill in the blank. For example: Heavy, lonely, sad, tiresome, boring, frustrating, annoying).
The person I think of the most when it comes to house work is _______________. (Fill in the blank. For example: My mother, my father, my partner, my sibling(s), my first-grade teacher, etc.)
The way I feel about this person when I’m doing housework is ________________.
The reason I feel this way about this person when I’m doing housework is ___________________.
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