What is a ‘TRIGGER’ in anxious situations?
A trigger is ANYTHING that makes you AVOID OR ESCAPE the situation you’re facing.
It could be as simple as opening the door to the meeting room.
Learn about your THOUGHT PROCESSESS: What is going on when that trigger hits and an autopilot takes over?
How realistic are these thoughts? Is there another viewpoint?
Of course, what I’m describing here takes weeks, if not months, to practice in therapy.
But recognizing YOUR OWN CRITICAL INNER VOICE is a great start to turn Unhealthy Anxiety into Healthy Anxiety.