How someone reacts when being triggered is a personal matter, meanwhile one thing is true for everyone, when feeling triggered we are in a non-reasonable place and unable to maintain control on ourselves.
How can we self-manage when being triggered?
“Being aware of the emotions has a crucial importance because emotions are never wrong”
When being triggered we act based on a reactive mindset, which is a response of the same nature with the cause of the trigger, put in simpler words, we unconsciously tend to follow the same energy state as the other person who is interacting with us. To start taking control on yourself you must start by visualizing the goal of this conversation, what is the result you want to get from it. Only after setting your own focus you will be able to provide to the interaction another approach and state of energy, this is a switch from a reactive mindset to a creative one.
In a creative mindset you aim to distance yourself form that state of responsiveness and offer a new approach to the discussion, an approach that converts a possibly destructive conversation into a constructive one.
“A creative mindset is one where you take charge of the conversation”
Below are listed 3 steps that help to make the transition from Reactive to Creative:
Self-management is a way to take charge of your life and live it the way you want. External inputs will always be present but it’s up to you to manage yourself and consider every trigger as a challenge that aims to make you a better leader of your own life!