Implementing Change: Holding an Intention by Creating Your Own Triggers
Any thing can be used as a trigger once you assign specific meaning to. Once you imbue something with a reminder to do something differently, that word, object or symbol becomes part of your consciousness.
So, anytime you see this object or symbol, or hear the word, the connection will be made and you will be triggered to use your new healthy habit.
This is personal, conscious reprogramming of self-chosen goals with the intention of evolving you consciousness and spirit!
My First Self-Created Triggers
The first triggers I created were related to my intention to increase conscious breathing.
“I first began doing this by allowing myself to be reminded whenever I heard or read the words breathe or deep. Then, because the TV is always on in my house, I added words I often heard in TV commercials, especially ones for prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. (There are so many.)
These commercials include the following words that relate to breathing and can be used as triggers: asthma, allergies, nasal congestion, nasal spray, Breathe Right™ nasal strips, anti-smoking, COPD, emphysema, bronchitis, lung cancer, air purifiers, air disinfectant and air-freshening sprays.”
[From my article Tips for Conscious Breathing and Eight Specific Uses published on shaunrosenberg.com]
I also created an intention to be triggered every time I stepped outside and every time I see trees.
A short while after I started replacing my thoughts of worry with thoughts of gratitude, I only needed to feel myself leaning toward a worried thought and I would automatically be ‘redirected’ to a thought of gratitude for the outcome I desired. This is how I became a gratitude-junkie!
Suggestions for Creating Your Own Triggers
You can carry a seashell to remind you to be peaceful, a paper clip to remind you to be more flexible or use your wedding band as a trigger to use new relationship techniques. And then, any time you touch, see or hear ‘shell,’ ‘paper clip’ or ‘wedding band,’ you will be triggered.
Here are some ideas for the many symbols that can represent your goals. These symbols, in visual-form or word-form, can become positive triggers for you whenever you see or hear them.
Create your own triggers by setting a conscious intention to be triggered by your chosen symbol to do something differently; to pursue a desired state, virtue or value.
Examples of Triggers You Can Choose:
- A Heart
(You can also add ‘self’ before each one listed above!)
- Use new techniques for improving relationships
- Creating inner peace or outer peace: peace in your mind, in your life, in your relationships, or at work
- Delaying Gratification
- Use New Techniques For:
- A Peace Sign
- Stress Relieving
- Anxiety or Fear Reducing
- Conscious Breathing
- Anger Management
- A Happy Face
- Live In The Moment
- Be Present
- Be Mindful
- Smile More
- Laugh More
- Be a light-bringer
- Go to your “happy place”
- Give and Receive
- Yin/Yang or an Equal Sign (=)
- An Ear
- Listening Deeper
- Interrupting Less
- Talking Less
- An Eye
- Seeing things in a different way
- Seeing through someone else’s’ eyes
- Seeing things from a higher perspective
- Seeing through the eyes of a new belief
I think that is enough ideas (and words) for one post. Check back for the rest of the triggers shortly.
What triggers you?
Please share below.
May you perceive and receive all your blessings.
With Much Love,
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