7th Day of Christmas – Don’t Let Yourself be Triggered.
Let’s face it people trigger us, our Ex, our Ex’s In-laws, our parents, kids, friends… we walk in the door at Christmas with lots of expectations, we want to be seen, heard, appreciated, we hope people like their gifts and that we want to feel loved.
Christmas time when families comes together will often trigger childhood wounds, expectations, rivalries etc and so it’s really good to recognise that we all have feelings and needs.
One of the best ways to deal with this is to decide to leave our judgements at the doorstep, because let’s face it we all have judgements and this gets in the way of connection.
If we can leave our judgements behind (the things we make wrong about other people and ourselves), then we can be open to being present to love. Silently send a blessing to everyone as they enter the house and when you’re interacting, communicating with someone and you can feel your judgements coming up, silently acknowledge this is happening and bless yourself with love too… take a deep breath in and inwardly ask yourself…
What would love do now?
It’s a truly powerful question and will help you stop you being triggered.
Lastly, if you are triggered, don’t beat yourself up, forgive yourself, take a walk, play with the kids and find something to be grateful for.