Recognizing where "triggers" come from and show up in your physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural experience is an important step in healing, change, and personal growth. Getting to know yourself better in this way can help you let go of habitual patterns and behaviours that are no longer serving you, and become more intentional in developing ones that do. Download this 3-page Trigger Tracking worksheet to help you map out your habitual patterns of activation, and gain insight and awareness about where and how you can start interrupting habits that don't serve you, and start making change toward your goals.
Whenever you get triggered, somebody pulled that trigger, perhaps. But who's the one carrying the ammunition? How you handle the people who trigger you, that's your call. But at least know that you're the one with all the explosives inside you.
- Gabor Mate