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Triggers. We all have them...

Oct 5, 2022


Hello, friends!

Today, I am going to briefly talk about something that has become a KEY word in society, yet has always been there. It just hasn't always been widely discussed. In politics and religion especially, the term "being triggered" is thrown around more than a football on a Sunday during the NFL season.

So let's talk about how we become triggered and how we respond when it happens...

When we are triggered, we get backed into a mentally tight space. We hit the fight or flight response.

What causes the trigger? It can be a variety of things.

A small inconvenience. (Just a lot of little things not going right, a bad driver on the interstate/highway you come upon... you get the idea)

A large or tragic event. (Death of a loved one, loss of a job, sick/injured child or spouse, Divorce and so many more...)

People with views not inline with your own. (Self explanatory).

Triggers differ from person to person, but they all come from something or someone who strikes a nerve. The pattern is ALWAYS the same. An event happens,and the mind reacts.

The good news is, we have a choice in how we respond.

We don't have to react. We can bite our tongues and be the bigger person.

We also, can do the exact opposite and fight back with anger.

The third reaction, is to have an open dialogue/conversation about the topic. (My personal fave)

I'm not saying any of these reactions are wrong, I am just saying pick your battles.

I Just wanted to make you think a little on a hump day!

Much Love.

Chuck and the Neuro Harmony Team

Journey on, my friends.


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