5 Ways to Deal With Triggers

by | May 9, 2023

5 Ways to Deal With Triggers

Lately, I’ve been exploring some strategies to navigate those tricky triggers we all encounter in life. You know, those moments that seem to throw us off balance and send our emotions into a whirlwind. I thought I’d share a few approaches I’ve found helpful, ones that add a personal touch and even a sprinkle of humor to the mix.

  1. Take a breather: First and foremost, taking a breather has become my go-to tactic. When faced with a trigger, I’ve learned to give myself permission to step back, find a quiet spot, and take a few deep breaths. It’s incredible how those simple moments of respite can help me regain my composure and view the situation from a fresh perspective.
  2. Find humor in the situation: But here’s where it gets interesting: I’ve discovered the power of humor in dealing with triggers. Finding something amusing or lighthearted about the situation can work wonders. It’s as if a dash of laughter acts as a magic potion to lessen the intensity of the trigger. So, lately, I’ve been trying to inject humor into those moments, even if it’s just a tiny, playful observation or a funny twist on the circumstances.
  3. Engage in physical activity: Of course, physical activity has been a key player, too. Whenever a trigger tries to take control, I’ve found solace in engaging in some form of exercise. Whether going for a brisk walk, practicing yoga, or even trying my hand at a dance workout video (you should see me attempting those moves!), the physical activity helps redirect my focus and release any pent-up tension.
  4. Practice self-care: Self-care has become non-negotiable on this trigger-taming journey. I’ve been indulging in activities that bring me joy and relaxation, like treating myself to a soothing bath, cranking up my favorite tunes, or immersing myself in a captivating book. It’s amazing how these small acts of self-care can counterbalance the effects of triggers and rejuvenate my spirit.
  5. Use positive affirmations: Last but not least, positive affirmations have become my secret weapon. I’ve crafted a list of empowering statements, like “I am resilient,” “I possess the strength to overcome any challenge,” and “I am in control of my emotions.” Whenever a trigger pops up, I repeat these affirmations to myself, grounding my thoughts in positivity and reminding myself of my inner strength.

Remember, everyone is unique, so explore different strategies and find what works best for you. Experiment with these suggestions and adapt them to fit your personal style and preferences. Ultimately, the goal is to find approaches that help you effectively manage triggers and maintain a sense of well-being.

PS: To learn how to release your triggers once and for all, schedule a Roadmap to Your Own Personal Success and Confidence call today!

Debbie Gill - author and coach

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The heart and soul behind Go Within Spiritual Coaching.