My client was triggered the other day. Have you ever been triggered?
A negative trigger is something that causes you to feel badly.
It creates an upset; it makes you feel angry, frustrated, out of control.
In his case, he said he wanted to strangle the person. Fortunately, he did not. The person who “triggered” you didn’t create the trigger; they just activated it.
The trigger was created in the past. Your response is conditioned, automatic, a habit. Remember Pavlov’s dog
It was only 9:33 am – and I felt upset, angry.
What she said really upset me. How could she accuse me of that?
I kept running the “she’s wrong” conversation in my head.
The worst part – I felt stressed; how was I going to get my work done? How could I get back to peace and productivity – in one-minute? I could choose. I could decide that no thought, no situation could take my peace away. First, I had to recognize that my thinking was getting in the way.
I was saying, “I a
This is such a challenging time right now.
My brain tends to wander, focusing on the negatives.
To keep it off negative, I have to re-program it for power, peace and – dare I say – happy. How do you get back to feeling you have power over your life?
How do you get back to power, peace and – happy? To get back to feeling better you have to change your thinking.
Whatever you are struggling with is in your thinking. Your habitual negative thoughts are up to no good – driving
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I wasn’t feeling good about myself – or my life at the moment.
Work was taking up so much time – and I wasn’t allowing myself breaks to recharge.
My relationships were far from thriving; I felt disconnected, out of sorts.
My creativity wasn’t there; my energy was down. What did I need to do to feel better, perform better? I needed to connect with the people I most care about, my family and friends. They are my life. Science tells us that relationships are up to 85% of our
It’s 3pm and you need to recharge.
Here’s 4 FUN ways to get back on track – quickly and easily. LAUGH.
15 seconds of laughter, two times a day will boost your health and well-being.
Laughter has also been shown to reduce stress and improve mood and energy. At work, start a laughter “chain” with each person saying “ha-ha” one after another.
Soon you will all be laughing hysterically; others in the office will be lifted by your joy. Or, Google “15 seconds laughter” to get s
Get it done, get it done. Rushing, stressing.
Is that what your day feels like? I am happy to say I have a quick fix.
And it doesn’t involve yelling, procrastination, food or coffee.
You’ll be surprised at how simple it is to get back to calm. And it feels so good. Three steps.
Breathe, breathe and breathe – inhale deeply and let it out – three times. If you are alone, feel free to exhale loudly. Doesn’t that feel good?
Keep going – keep breathing. Three times and three
That is what you want.
Between you and peace are your thoughts, the “negative chatter.” So how do you get to peace when you feel stressed, unhappy?
Start by noticing that you don’t feel good.
This is a sign that your negative voice is taking over. Next, use one of these tools:
1. SMILE – smiling shifts your energy. You instantly feel better.
Hold your smile for a minute or more.
Then keep the feeling going with a powerful thought, “This is a great d
Awesome – what you are thinking about is positive.
Not so good?
Let me give you an instant cure – a path to feeling happy. SMILE.
Smiling releases positive hormones, such as endorphin and serotonin.
These “feel good” hormones instantly make you feel happier.
They also lower your blood pressure and improve your health. Make it a new habit to smile and keep your smile going. Smile at co-workers, strangers and your family (they need your smile the most).