“Trigger: any spark of annoyance — from the more serious to the downright petty — that ignites your blood to boiling, incites comments you’ll later regret saying, and/or makes you act in ways that only worsen the situation. Also known as a precursor to an Instant Bad Mood.
Let’s be frank, we all have triggers that set us off. Some minor, some more grievous.
Think of triggers as the drip, drip, drip of gasoline next to a lit match. Sooner or later: BOOM! And, voilà, Instant Bad Mood.
I’m no stranger to Instant Bad Moods, and have the scars to prove it. However . . .”
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