There are many different things that you can do to aid yourself in recovery, including learning to identify triggers. Learning about these things can be a great way to set yourself up for success and make sure that you can stay sober. In this blog, we’re going to discuss how to identify your personal triggers. We’ll then discuss how to create coping strategies that you can use in difficult moments.
Learning to Identify Triggers
Learning to identify triggers is one of the best things that you can do for your own personal recovery. Let’s go over some things that you can do to identify triggers so that you can confront difficult emotions and situations when they’re presented.
Keep a Journal
Being able to identify patterns is extremely important when it comes to learning to identify triggers. Keeping a journal of things that you find triggering can help you identify important patterns and then come up with things that you can do to stop them in the future.
Get a Second Opinion
Speaking with friends and family who you trust can help you get an outside opinion. Being able to see things from a different perspective can be extremely helpful. This is especially true if you’re not able to see your triggers presently.
Creating Coping Skills
If you’re at the point when you’re able to identify your triggers, then you can move on to creating coping skills. Coming up with coping skills can help you during difficult moments and give you something to rely on.
Below are a few different coping skills that you can consider.
- Physical exercise: Physical activity can be an excellent way to take care of your mental health. It can also help you work through your emotions. Our Avalon Malibu staff offers some physical exercise options, such as yoga.
- Journaling: Journaling can be helpful when you need a coping skill. At Avalon Malibu, we strongly believe in the importance of journaling.
- Mindful breathing: If you’re looking for a coping skill that you can do while you’re on the go, then mindful breathing might be the right choice for you.
If you’re just starting the journey to identify your triggers and create coping skills, we understand how overwhelming it can be. If you want the support of a professional, then consider if our services could be the right fit for you. We can help you not only identify what your triggers are but help you find ways to combat them and develop healthy coping mechanisms. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us and learn more about the services that we offer. Call Avalon Malibu today at (844) 857-5992.