Have you had those days when you are pissed or upset for no apparent reason? Nothing significant has happened yet you are grumpy and ready to trigger!
I have had similar days quite a lot of times. And on those days, my mother says I better wear a sign stating “TRIGGER MODE ON. MAINTAIN SAFE DISTANCE.”
It’s funny but true. Because when someone is in that trigger zone, he or she will get easily cranked up and blast at who ever triggered him or her for even the most silly reason.
But do you know why that happens? Well! The reason could be you are not paying that much attention on our selves. When you don’t pay attention to our selves and our feelings, you actually are suppressing them instead of acknowledging. And then when you continue to do that for some time, those emotions and feelings get piled up and begin to trigger you when it reaches the saturation point.
This is where journaling or writing down our feelings can come to your rescue. Simply put you sit down in a quite place and write down everything that you are feeling at that moment. It need not necessarily be on a book. You can also write it down in a notepad in your phone, laptop or tablet. The more detailed it is the better. You can also decide the time when you would sit down and journal at your convenience.
It may be very difficult at first and it may look like you are re-living the trigger but my advice is that you continue writing everything that you are feeling. Slowly a few minutes and a few pages later you’ll see a totally different perspective.
You will soon feel more relaxed and content.
You will get a sense of acceptance to your current situation and state of mind.
You will become more aware of your emotions and how your body and mind is feeling.
It helps you subside your pent up anger and negative thoughts and you’ll look at any situation with a different mindset.
It helps you reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress. Thereby improving your state of mental well being.
It promotes positive thoughts and a feeling of gratitude.
It helps your overall well being by encouraging you to take care of your self by eating good food, exercising and sleeping well.
It makes you more friendly and easy to approach.
The benefits are a ton. It’s just on when and how you start and continue it for a long time. Remember that this journal is for you and you only and be open to pour out every emotion in it.
I wish you good luck and hope you see all the positive benefits.