I was at the spa the other day, and I couldn’t believe what I saw…
There I was, cozied up in my robe, listening to the soothing music playing softly in the background. I could smell wafts of lavender and eucalyptus in the air. Immediately, my shoulders dropped lower and my mind felt lighter.
I inhaled deeply and slowly took in my surroundings.
And that’s when I noticed it…
Every other woman sitting in that room was doing the same thing: staring at her phone. 🤔
Scrolling mindlessly through Instagram…
Checking up on work emails…
Responding to the constant ping of messages in the group chat…
And it made me wonder: if you can’t take a couple of hours away from your phone to be alone with your thoughts at the spa, then when can you?It’s no secret we’re living in a time of massive overconsumption.
This not only leads to information overload – but emotional overload.
Add in the fact that we’re going into year three of a pandemic, and it’s no wonder you’re feeling the way you’re feeling.
As humans, we are not meant to live in a state of stress and stimulation for an extended period of time.
By continuously allowing these messages and “distractions” into your daily thoughts, you’re putting yourself into a state of constant triggering – probably without even realizing it.Eventually, you’re so used to being triggered that you just become numb to the emotions. And it’s like you don’t really feel anything at all.
If you’ve been reading my emails, you know by now that I believe your triggers should be embraced rather than avoided. They are an incredible teaching tool, pinpointing areas of weakness that can be improved upon to build greater strength, resiliency, confidence and self-love.
But it’s impossible to address your triggers when you’re in a constant state of triggering.
If you’re struggling to explain how you’re feeling, or why you’re feeling a certain way, show me your phone and I’ll show you what your triggers are. 🔥
Set your alarm to go off every two hours throughout the day. When you hear it go off, ask yourself: what was I just thinking about? How am I feeling?
Write down the thoughts that are going through your head. Pay attention to how you’re feeling in the moment and the way you’re talking to yourself.
This exercise can be really effective in helping you better understand the subconscious thoughts and emotions you let into your mind and your heart on a daily basis.
After all, 95% of the thoughts you have are subconscious.
You don’t even realize you’re having them. As a result, these thoughts become deeply rooted in your belief system. You don’t just recognize them as thoughts passing by – they become engrained in who you are and how you behave.
Need some help processing and managing your triggers? << Book a strategy call with me >> The best way to deal with your triggers is to face them head-on. I promise I’ll be here to walk you through it.