Today's topic is How to Not Be Triggered
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In today's episode of 7 Good Minutes, in our Freddy Fri Day segment, our friend Freddy Fri talks with us about How to Not Be Triggered.
In a world that is increasingly populated with polarizing viewpoints, it's more important than ever to learn how to not get triggered by the things we see and hear.
After all, getting wrapped up in an emotional reaction can cloud our judgment and prevent us from seeing things rationally. If you're struggling with staying calm in the face of triggering content, fear not! Here are four tips that will help you keep your cool.
1. Limit your exposure.
One of the best ways to not get triggered is to simply limit your exposure to triggering content. If you know that certain topics are likely to set you off, do your best to avoid them. This might mean unsubscribing from certain email lists or unfollowing certain social media accounts.
Of course, it's not always possible to completely avoid triggering content but limiting your exposure will help reduce the chances of being blindsided by it.
2. Have a plan for when you are exposed to triggering content.
Even if you do your best to limit your exposure, there will inevitably be times when you're caught off guard by something triggering. When this happens, it's important to have a plan in place so that you don't get overwhelmed.
Maybe you have a friend or family member who you can reach out to for support, or maybe you have a coping mechanism that helps you ground yourself (like taking deep breaths or going for a walk).
Whatever it is, having a plan will help you feel more in control when unexpected triggers arise.
3. Practice self-compassion.
It's also important to be gentle with yourself when triggers do come up. Remember that everyone reacts differently to different stimuli, and there is no “right” way to react. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or out of control, try acknowledging what you're feeling and then giving yourself some space to calm down.
Once you're feeling better, you can address the trigger itself if needed – but often, simply acknowledging and validating our feelings is enough to help us move on from them.
4. Seek professional help if needed.
Finally, if triggers are starting to have a serious negative impact on your life, it might be time to seek professional help from a therapist or counselor who can provide additional support.
Don't be afraid to reach out for help if you're oftentimes struggling. Simply talking about our experiences can be incredibly helpful in and of itself.
In today's world, it's more important than ever to learn how not to get triggered by the things we see and hear, especially since getting wrapped up in an emotional reaction can cloud our judgment and prevent us from seeing things rationally.
If you're finding it difficult to stay calm in the face of triggering content, fear not! By following the tips laid out above, such as limiting your exposure and practicing self-compassion, you'll be on your way to managing triggers like a pro.
And remember, if needed, there's no shame in seeking professional help from a therapist or counselor who can provide additional support.
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