Highly sensitive people tend to get triggered often, and you might believe that you don’t have a choice about it, but actually, you do. There are ways in which you can manage your emotional triggers as an HSP.
Triggers are strong emotional responses
A trigger is any strong emotional response where your emotional response is out of proportion to the event that has happened.
It’s because you are not really responding to the event that is happening right. Instead, the response you have is to something in the present moment that reminds you of something in your past.
Take responsibility for your emotional wellbeing
When it comes to managing your emotional triggers as an HSP you need to understand that your triggers are your responsibility.
Start taking responsibility for how you are feeling. Take responsibility for your own emotional growth and your own emotional healing.
Life will always happen, and people will always do things we don’t agree with. But how you respond to that is up to you.
When you give your power away by releasing the responsibility of your emotional triggers to other people, you end up having your life lived for you. You don’t have the possibility of stepping fully into your potential and living a well-balanced life.
A shift in your thinking
This can require a mindset shift. You need to start thinking differently about the way you see the world and where you see yourself fit into that world.
Taking that ownership and shifting your view, offers you the grace to start the healing process.