Turn Your Day Around: Release Overwhelming Thoughts

Written by: Nick Ortner

It was a few days before the launch of our new Tapping Solution App and overwhelming thoughts consumed me. Years of thinking about it, months of building it, step by step, graphic by graphic, countless hours recording hundreds of brand new Tapping meditations.

Would it work? What if we released it and it all crashed? I’ve never launched an app before.

When I’m overwhelmed (just like when you’re overwhelmed), my brain doesn’t work as well.

I don’t make good decisions. I don’t think clearly. I’m not productive, or happy, or fulfilled.

What was I to do? Was there an answer to this feeling? How could I release this overwhelm?

I wish there was something that could help me when I felt stuck…

I wish there was something that could give me the words and actions to break through this state…

I wish there was something that was easily accessible, short, to the point, powerful…

Oh, thank the heavens above! There is an answer! And I have access to it right now because I made it… hahaha… The Tapping Solution App!

I kid you not.

In that moment of overwhelm, I opened my own app, pulled up a meditation with my own voice (which usually drives me a little crazy but somehow in the app it doesn’t), and used the “Turn Your Day Around: Release Overwhelm” Tapping Meditation.

And guess what? It worked!

Under 8 minutes long, it was just what I needed to relax, let go, release the overwhelm, and turn my day completely around.

I’ve told several people this story and they’ve all comments on how “meta” this experience was.  Meta, defined as, “Referring to itself or to the conventions of its genre; self-referential.”

Meaning, I was overwhelmed about the app, so I used the app, my own app, with my own voice, to tap. Lol!

Anyway – I found this amusing and I hope it helps you understand that we made this app not just for the world, but for ourselves.

Everyone at The Tapping Solution – my sister, brother, all of our amazing team members – all have commented on how much more Tapping they’re doing because of the app.

I am CONVINCED, this app can be transformative in your life, so if you haven’t done so yet, do yourself a favor and download it now.

I’m sharing the meditation I used, “Turn Your Day Around: Release Overwhelm” below so you can use it now!

Until next time…

Keep Tapping!

Nick Ortner

Download The Tapping Solution App today!

Did this meditation help turn your day around too? Leave your comments below!

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23 Comments on this post

  1. Melissa says:

    Confused…will do more research to try to understand this concept. Concerned…individuals with obvious mental health issues use this vs a psychiatrist & medications

  2. Betsy Shulman says:

    Hi Nick, liked what you said about this ” habit” of feeling over-whelmed. My body goes into high alert whenever I face financial confrontations with my sister or get an email from her husband. (They specialize in “put-downs,” and other’s have confirmed their attitude.) The same was true with other family members, but I let go of my overwhelm reaction. I’ll keep tapping. My body and mind need to relax before I can be effective in any situation, but I forget that it’s a habit. I can change a habit ;D Thanks so much for all you and your family do!

  3. Chris says:

    This helped, thanks. I have a question…. when I was first taught tapping my therapist showed me the full gamut tapping points all through my fingers, ending with the eye movements and song plus counting. Do we only use this process when dealing with a past event or is it helpful for any issue? I ask because most tapping sessions online now seem to miss out the finger points…are the full gamut points not always necessary? Thanks.

    • Nick Ortner says:

      That’s a great question, Chris! What you were taught is the original EFT sequence developed by Gary Craig. It’s very effective and has been successfully used for many years. Over time, the method evolved to include a shorter sequence, which is the one I use and teach in all of my tapping videos, audios, and programs. Both are equally effective, and it’s really up to the individual which sequence they like better. 🙂

  4. nico says:

    Very nice tapping meditation. Would it release strong, deep fatigue as well?
    Would be nice to have the android app asap 🙂

  5. Anne Bilbrough says:

    LOL loved your email that led me to this – it’s just SO true isnt it, in our moments of OFF balance we forget what tools we have & how simple it is to regain balance…have to say I laughed so much doing this Tapping cos I could barely get a word out for all the HUGE yawns of release…tons of love & thanks to you all, Anne…oh, & I’m an Android user & can’t imagine why ANYONE would be angry or love you less cos the android apps not out yet – there’s SOOOO much available from your site online to support everyone of us…Take a moment to really feel into how awesome & special you are regardless of what apps you’ve released or not released 😉 Tons of love, Anne

    • Nick Ortner says:

      Thanks so much for your love and support, Anne! It’s so true, but the Android version is right around the corner – we’re working very hard to get that out so that everyone can experience the power of this app. 🙂

  6. Diane Adams says:

    After doing this Overwhelm Tapping session with Nick’s voice I felt my energy lighten and I could breathe more freely. I pinned this email to the top of my inbox so I can return to it frequently. It’s time for me to stop and nurture myself. I have been a caregiver for 34 years. Thank you, Nick for sharing your gift of peaceful self-love.

  7. Catherine says:

    Thank you Nick this was the one I asked about in an earlier email….rembembered your quote “re-wireing the brain”. I found during the audio I could add some of my dialogue to yours relevant to the issues on being overwhelmed. This is a short tapping but very effective. Brilliant. Look forward to getting the app, hopefully soon..

  8. Sandra says:

    Thanks again Nick…your guidance always helps:)

  9. Lisa Toth says:

    I am an android phone user. Looking forward to be able to use this app. 🙂

  10. Amy says:

    Thank you, that did make me laugh out loud! Which is always a good way to start the day.

    What about those of us who have neither an i-phone nor a smart-phone?
    –I can’t be the only luddite left.
    Will the app
    –nor do I technically understand what an app (application) is apart from a more marketable word for programme–
    be available to us on a laptop (non-mac) instead?

    Thank you for all the charities you support, it’s good to see.


  11. Jennifer Harper says:

    The meta part of your story is funny, but I found it pretty amusing that you were puzzling and struggling over how to deal with your overwhelm when this huge part of your life was right under your nose! We humans overlook the simple and obvious stuff that’s right in front of us as we search for the grandiose solution that we’re convinced is out there – now I don’t feel so bad when I forget to tap 🙂

    Thank you so much for this app! I haven’t used the meditation on overwhelm yet, but those I have used have really helped. The “Quiet My Racing Mind” (Sleep Support) has done wonders for me.

    Keep tapping, Nick 😉

  12. Smita says:

    Just what I needed to start my day today!! Thank you very much! I also went from a 7 to 4:) Will tap again during the day today! Thanks again.

  13. Hermien says:

    I started to yawn… So that’s releasing big time, isn’t it?? ?? Thank you!!

    I went from 10 to 4, so I’m going to do the tapping once again, right after sending you this reaction!!

  14. Patricia says:

    Thank You for your timely and valuable gift Nick. I am an Android user and Yes! I have tapped on my initial disappointment.
    I do understand it all will unfold in stages and am so grateful to you, Jessica and your splendid team for all you do with huge dedication. TAPPING is such an easy yet powerful tool to help ourselves and each other. It is wonderful that the APP is OUT THERE NOW . YAY! ….and knowing it is available to so many already. Awesome!!!! THANK YOU!
    I look forward to the time when I will be able to download the “TAP APP” onto my own Android. In the meantime I stay connected in all senses of the word. I trust all continues to unfold with ease, Grace, in Oneness and with Divine Timing.. With love and greatest respect. Patricia

  15. Lisa says:

    Huge thanks and love to you guys for all you do!!!

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