Triggers can’t be avoided. However, they can be contained once you make the decision to tackle the hard work.
Triggers are the emotional, mental, physical, spiritual, intellectual, professional, relational, sexual, and social responses that our minds, bodies, souls, and spirits illicit due to an arousal of our five senses.
Triggers can be difficult because they require us to be able to understand what is happening now and possibly may happen in the future versus what has actually happened in the past.
It’s so important to sit with God in stillness and develop clarity and self-awareness in being able to identify and understand the trigger, dissect its value and consistency of its effectiveness in restricting your life, and then setting up grounding techniques and boundaries for containment.
How do you deal with your triggers of the past and present? How have other people you know dealt with triggers? What advice would you give other people struggling with triggers? Feel free to post your thoughts in the comments.
Until next time,