After coaching thousands of women through the weight loss journey, I’ve seen that you can have everything going great… but when you run into an emotional or mental trigger, you break down.
It’s important to understand what these triggers are, where they come from and how you can prevent them from sabotaging your weight loss success.
Newsflash: When you are on the healthy path, you are going to run directly into people and their excuses for why they can’t start and stick with their own weight loss journey.
Be prepared for this.
It is so important that you are able to hold your peace and light, and to not allow other people to affect you and take you off your path.
The goal is to recognize and stop the trigger as quickly as possible.
What Is A Trigger?
A TRIGGER is when you experience yourself as having an out of control reaction. In other words, you have an extreme response to something that happens.
When a trigger happens, you lose your ability to respond from your highest Self.
This can show up in different ways. Some people start to yell, shake, cry, say hurtful things, shut down or have obsessive thoughts.
They are triggered because they are so overwhelmed with emotions and they don’t know how to handle this in a healthy and productive way.
This also happens when people are consciously or unconsciously confronted with a particular truth that they are trying very hard to avoid.
They are denying that this situation exists and it has a huge impact on their emotional stability at the moment.
Their interpretation of the situation is making them react this way.
What To Do When You Get Triggered
When you recognize that you are triggered, you have the opportunity to do what most humans will never do.
Because you are a person committed to your own internal, personal growth, it is an opportunity to take the mirror of reflection and really look at yourself.
Be willing to ask “Why did I get triggered and why did I allow that to happen?”
You need to take 100% responsibility and own all of it.
When you do this, you will have the power inside of yourself to make the change.
Blaming others is like trying to change something that you don’t have control over.
When you focus on yourself, you will have more awareness and you will see that you will be able to get through the most difficult situations.
You will be able to handle your reaction in a productive, healthy and loving way — in alignment with your highest Self.
THE TRIGGER SWITCH: Two Common Triggers
- Expectations That Are Not Being Met
Expectations will only lead to disappointment. When other people do not meet your expectations, this can cause you to be triggered.Start by looking at whether your expectations are setting them up to fail because they way too high. Look at the world through their eyes and bring some empathy and compassion.
By being able to put yourself in another person’s perspective, you begin to have more understanding.
- Fear That Has Not Been Faced Yet
When you encounter fear, it will send out a rush of chemicals like cortisol, which is the stress hormone.This can cause an extreme reaction because your brain is sending out a signal – “I’m in danger. I need to fight or flight”.When you recognize fear and actually feel it, run to the fear and face it head on.When you put yourself in a situation that you’ve got fear around (of course, this is not life-threatening or survival fear but maybe fear of speaking up, or fear of asking for that promotion), you are training your brain to be calm and in control.
Be the person who is willing to see the fear as an opportunity to grow and not as an excuse to shut down or to be triggered.
In your weight loss journey, these triggers can become obstacles to achieve success.
They can be the obstacles that take you off your healthy path.
It’s time that we choose the highest version of ourselves.
See these triggers as opportunities to grow and become stronger.
You will find that when you come back to the journey, you will have more richness and depth in your experience.
To Aligning Yourself With Your Highest Truth,
Love and Light,
The women of TrimTribe not only have the natural weight loss formula that WORKS, they also have the calm, focused and peaceful minds that come from taking responsibility for and eliminating their triggers. You can have it too.