How can I identify all the triggers for my illness?
Last Updated: 06/08/2021 at 5:38am
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It's simple to identify triggers if you are sensitive to all and any agents that disrupt your sense of peace. If it seems difficult then maybe you can dive into a bit deeper and see whether you are closing yourself off from feeling some things or any as a form of coping with life, in that case you could learn to slowly let your senses adapt to feeling things at a pace you are best adapted to as in to avoid a sensory overload. I wish you luck and think it's an important thing to know or want to know what harms you and to find a way around it
The feeling that everything can be a trigger to identify it is not as easy as it sounds... That's because your senses can sense it, but you don't even consciously notice this impact. For example, your eyes notice a phrase on a soap opera character's T-shirt and it feels bad, but your conscious thought doesn't even know that you saw it or what it was that caused you to feel uncomfortable. What can help to discover a trigger is self-observation and the positioning of consciousness in a reflective mode. Start paying attention to what you thought or what mental image came up just before you experienced a sudden mood change—this tactic is especially true if that change was one of sadness or hopelessness. It is necessary to commit to reflection, to observe and establish relationships with present and past situations. It is not easy, but it is possible and desirable to be able to work on personal vulnerabilities. Of course, identifying triggers works for dealing with certain personal beliefs. But he is just the surface or an aspect of the suffering in question. Once a trigger is identified, it is necessary to go further and go deeper, after all, it only indicates that there is something to be unraveled internally. Every person has an internal emotional wound and will suffer a little when hearing about certain issues. But depending on the trauma, it's better to look at it than pretend it doesn't exist. This can even help in the search for treatment of the real and deeper problem. How to deal (without harming yourself) Rationalize: If the triggers that trigger negative events have little power over you, or if they don't yet bring concrete and crippling damage, rationalizing them is a possibility of ending them. Certain questions may lead you to reflection, such as: "Do I have real examples that confirm what I'm thinking about this?", "Have I felt this way before?", "How did I get over this bad feeling?" It is also important to clarify the overall situation. You have to see the triggers, but also understand the whole plot before they come to light. Change your habits: depending on the trigger, changing your environment and habits can help. It is the story of cigarettes related to coffee or alcoholic beverages. Stopping coffee or cutting down on bar trips, at least for a while, can help stop smoking. The same goes for internet posts. You need to be sensible when sharing content, warning you when it might be sensitive for some people. Seek help: it may be that all actions have no effect and are insufficient. In these cases it is necessary to seek professional help. There is no reason to suffer alone. Everyone, with our particularities, contradictions and inner worlds, are worthy and deserve the chance of a full life, in which our decisions are based on what we want for ourselves and not on automatic reactions to situations.
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