How I Coped with an Unexpected Anxiety Trigger

February 21, 2022 Liana M. Scott

I recently experienced an unexpected anxiety trigger while watching a movie. This had never happened to me before. Granted, the movie was about the impending doom of planet Earth, but it was a "dramedy": a movie combining elements of drama and comedy.

An Unexpected Anxiety Trigger

My husband and I chuckled throughout most of the movie, pausing it to comment on how accurately it depicted how we humans might react should something similar come to pass. As the film neared its tragic conclusion—the planet was, indeed, hit by the extinction-level event asteroid, annihilating all life on Earth—my fight-or-flight response got triggered.

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February, 21 2022 at 3:55 pm

Wow! ?

Lizanne Corbit
February, 22 2022 at 4:04 pm

I wonder if other people had a similar experience when watching this movie! It's always interesting to see how things like this can surprise and trigger us. I like to think of it as expanding my road map, learning more areas that we might have a sensitivity to and what responses are most soothing for that particular trigger. Thanks for sharing!

February, 23 2022 at 11:58 am

Hi Lizanne. Thanks for taking the time to comment. It sure surprised me, I'll tell ya'. I'm a fan of all things dystopian, sci-fi and paranormal so being triggered by this was very unusual for me. Kudos to the movie makers: they did an amazing job.

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