Any kind it stress (perceived or real) will do that for me. If I’m in a time crunch, I overbooked, didn’t get enough sleep, etc. If I’m managing all those things and I feel like I’m in control, things are good. If I start slipping an led stop tending to them, things get out of hand.
Some days I struggle with being triggered more than others and it feels like it comes out of the blue? Some days the fear and pain of abandonment is uncontrollable, my thoughts spiral into panic and I can’t rationalise, whereas other days I’m more relaxed and feel I am more in control. Anyone else experience this? Is there a subconscious trigger do you think?
So...for me...it often comes down to HALT...being hungry, angry, lonely or tired. But mainly I find it is the last 3....and I would add embarrassed or a feeling of disappointing someone. What feels like it is coming out of the blue often has ties back to situations from my past where I did not learn appropriate tools to handle.