Understand your triggers (self-discovery). We all have memories or thoughts that trigger our emotions and it can cause our behavior to shift. Learning to identify what your triggers are and determine the ways you can cope with them will help you stay in control. When you know and understand yourself fully you can better navigate a situation. For example, I experienced abandonment and rejection during a critical time in my life. As a result, I built this trigger around being told “no.” Anytime someone would say “no” to me, I would flare up in anger. I had to realize that the traumas of my past were causing triggers in my current reality. Thus, I had to identify them, accept them, then get rid of them.
As a part of our series about How To Survive And Thrive As A Highly Sensitive Person, I had the pleasure of interviewing Davida P. Jones. Davida is a writer, author, inspirational teacher, and public speaker. She’s also Senior Brand Strategist and Director of Client Services at The Ascendant Group. Davida helps CEOs, c-level executives, and leaders expand their visibility through PR platforms like media, TV, print, social media, and book publishing that ultimately increases their bottom line. Davida is also the CEO and Creative Health Coach for Woman2Woman, LLC. a healthy-mind driven program focusing on women transformation and empowerment. Davida has been recognized by Delaware Business Times, “People to Watch in 2020” for her work in changing the narrative around single mothers. Davida believes that healthy moms can raise healthy babies and create healthy relationships. Davida has a B.S. in Health Education, serves on the board of advisors for Goldey Beacom’s Doctoral of Business Administration Program, and moderator for TEDx events in Delaware.