For the longest time, every winter I would struggle with having cold feet. Each fall as the season would change and winter approached, I would stock up on the warmest socks I could find hoping that this would be the winter that I would finally have a solution for my suffering with cold feet.
Winter would begin and I'd still end up wrapping my feet with heating pads, placing them in front of any small floor heater I could find, or hog the fire with my feet perched in front. I was always seeking a warm place to put my feet.
I tried changing my diet to eat more good fats, spicy food, hot food, comfort food, and warm drinks.
I tried foot massage, stretching, and positive affirmations visualizing warmth flowing down to my feet, but nothing seemed to work. I even tried therapeutic heated slippers and cold sock treatment. I made sure I wasn't anemic and often elevated my feet for circulation.
But it still always seemed like my feet were cold.
Last winter it was suggested that I try EFT for my cold feet. I was a bit skeptical, but since I'd tried just everything else I figured I may as well give it a shot.
My EFT Setup Statements:
"Even though I have cold feet, I deeply and completely accept myself."
"Even though I have cold feet in the winter, I deeply and completely accept myself."
"Even though I am scared that I will always have cold feet every single winter, I deeply and completely accept myself."
"Even though I hate having cold feet, I deeply and completely accept myself."
"Even though having cold feet makes me dread winter, I deeply and completely accept myself."
"Even though having cold feet makes me anxious, I deeply and completely accept myself."
"Even though I feel odd for being someone with cold feet, I deeply and completely accept myself."
I began to feel a subtle shift of energy as I remembered an incident from my childhood having to do with getting my new shoes wet and muddy. My feet were so cold. I was miserable and in trouble. I then tapped on the memory of this childhood experience and the shame I felt around ruining a new pair of shoes.
I recognized a pattern in the type of shoes I purchased before winter and how I was reliving this childhood experience each winter in my own way. It suddenly dawned on me that I didn't need to repeat this experience anymore.
Now, I look forward to winter and whenever I feel that old panic surface on a particularly cold day, I tap on my anxiety and make sure I am wearing the right kind of footwear for the day's weather!