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Chapter 2 – How to Identify Emotional Triggers and Strategies for Dealing Them
Emotional triggers are the thoughts, feelings, and events that can evoke an automatic response. The use of the word trigger is crucial because the reaction occurs automatically without self- control. While these reactions might seem involuntary, in reality, like everything else we do, the response is a matter of choice. If you want to take control of how you respond to different circumstances, then you will need to learn how to identify your personal emotional triggers.
How to Identify Your Emotional Triggers
Until you are able to identify your emotional triggers correctly, they will continually rule over your emotions. Rather than letting minor aggravations make you run for the hills, you need to learn how to take charge of your feelings. You can do this by first dealing with your personal stressors. There are different groups of stressors, including the following.
Emotional stressors can also be considered internal stressors. These stressors include anxiety and fears, along with personality traits like suspiciousness, pessimism, and perfectionism. These kinds of stressors often distort your thinking or perceptions that you have toward others.
This category of stressors includes financial problems, relationship problems, empty-nest syndrome, and coping with unruly adolescents. All of these issues can trigger an emotional response.
Social stressors can come from the interactions that you have with other members of society. They can include public speaking,
dating, and parties. Just like emotional stressors, social stressors are individualized.
Change stressors are ones that originate from necessary changes that happen in your life. These stressors can include moving to a new location, starting a new job, getting married, having children, and others.
Work stressors are ones that occur in the workplace, which is typically full of pressure. These stressors can include an unpredictable boss, endless tasks, and tight deadlines.
In addition to these above stressors, there are other categories of triggers that can affect your emotional intelligence. These can include things like the decision, disease, physical, phobic, pain, and environmental. After looking through the stressors listed above, you can start to determine the main stressors that you deal with daily in your life. It is possible to find that some of your stressors fall into more than one category.
How to Deal with Emotional Triggers
Once you’ve determined the stressors in your life, you need to figure out how to deal with them one at a time. Here are some of the common strategies that people use to deal with emotional triggers.
Some of the emotional triggers that you experience can be eliminated from your life for good. For example, if a particular community doesn’t give you the peace of mind that you desire, you can decide to move to a new area and start a new life. This way, you will have eliminated the social stressors entirely from your life. For the workplace, you can either ask for a transfer or look for another job. However, some of the stressors can’t be easily eliminated and eliminating some of the stressors could end up causing significant loss in your life. To deal with these stressors, you’ll need to work to resolve them using some of the other strategies.
Reducing the Stressors’ Strength
This is a good strategy because it enables you to co-exist with others while minimizing the impact of the stressors. For example, if loud music from your neighbor is keeping you from concentrating on your tasks, you might want to consider investing in a pair of earplugs. If you feel that your morning trip to work is a stressor, because you have to drive for more than two hours, you might think about using public transportation or carpooling with others from your work.
It is said that if you can’t beat them, join them. For a majority of the stressors, you may just have to learn how to live with them, because eliminating them from your life could end up being counter-productive. You need to come up with coping techniques that will allow you to be clearheaded and calm, even when you find yourself under pressure. The sooner you can master these techniques, the better you will become, and some of the stressors will no longer be threatening as they used to.
Talking to a Friend
If you have a trusted friend, one of the best ways to deal with stressors is to approach them and communicate your feelings to them. This way, you can get encouragement, fresh ideas, and the support you need to help you overcome your emotional triggers. You need to consider the feedback you receive carefully because it comes from an independent perspective. If you can’t find a person to open up to, you can also join a support group where people who are facing similar challenges meet and talk with each other. These kinds of networks have life coaches who have experience in dealing with issues around emotional triggers.Other Details
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