Here’s How To Use Triggers For Growth:
1. Feel the emotion as energy.
Relabel what you are feeling as energy. Allow the energy to go through you. Try not to label it or react to it. Just acknowledge and breathe.
2. Practice observation.
We have been in a subconscious habit of reacting to our triggers. In the beginning, observing the trigger will feel almost impossible. Use your journal to write down what your feeling even if it doesn’t make sense.
Every time you observe your reaction acknowledge how difficult this was and assign a positive emotion to the experience. As you practice the pathways of the brain will change and you’ll be less inclined to go into habitual reaction.
3. Lock in your progress.
Use this affirmation as often as needed. Breathe and say this while connecting to the emotion of gratitude “I am grateful for this emotion and what it can teach me.”
Linking any thoughts with emotion helps to actually change you. It’s what manifestation is all about. Thoughts and feelings together are very powerful.
4. Be mindful of your new relationship to emotions.
With some presence and practice, you will begin to see how your ideas around emotions are shifting. You become lighter and more willing to have a different emotional experience.
Each time this is practiced you become more aware of your own behaviors, habits, and thoughts. Self-awareness will be your reward.
Allow yourself to process and move forward. Do not push yourself to observe and learn if you’re having a natural resistance to it. Be patient and use your intuition to let you know when to release.
Written by Nicole LePera
Originally Appeared In The Holistic Psychologist
Emotional triggers can sometimes be tough to deal with, but once you know what they are, you will be able to work on them. The key to inculcating positivity in your life is knowing how to handle your triggers and not letting them control you all the time.
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