THE HOLIDAY SURVIVAL KIT
The holiday season is quickly approaching and in many cases, it’s perceived to be the most opportune time to practice selflessness. The truth is, however, year-end festivities can easily trigger a snowball of emotions; such as shame, misery, and extreme anxiety. When experiencing pressure during this holiday, an emotional intelligence (EI or EQ) survival kit will go a long way. Painful holiday emotions can surely have the willpower to magnify discord, but manifesting practices such as prioritizing your emotional wellness is the gift that keeps on giving.
Even as elevating EQ is something we should practice all year long, acknowledging the depth of emotion-regulation sometimes falls short. Regulating emotions is all about tracking your mood so you can optimize mental well-being and resilience throughout the holidays. With EI in mind, securing a jubilee first-aid kit is a pivotal strategy that empowers you to adequately process a whole range of emotions.
It’s exciting to talk about how a Psychological Thrival Kit can certainly elevate your career and life. The hint of warmth and cheer often render stressful conditions that induce pressure around family and work dynamics. A boastful stress management outfit in your stocking this year commands a means to manage related problems or stressors such as finances, health and physical demands, and time restraints. There are also imminent stressors around military commitments and the pandemic aftermath that are fated to, quit simply, alter the trajectory of survival. You are challenged to change this narrative by unlocking protective factors and skills that give you what you need to seamlessly actualize seasonal tasks.
As you probably know by now, emotions impact mood, behaviors, performance, and interactions. Healthy self-regulation allows you to choose how one responds when faced with strong-disruptive emotions. Bottom-line you have to be stress-free so your days are truly merry and bright. Strategic planning and balancing your impulses and feelings entitles you to consistently and effectively focus on your end goal; fend off festive emotional burden.
TIP THE SNOWBALL AND GARNISH JOY FOR THE SEASON
- BE AWARE OF YOU TO ENGAGE YOUR EMOTIONS
- ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR TRIGGERS AND YOUR FEELINGS
- BE AWARE OF OTHERS – ALWAYS SHOW EMPATHY
- KNOW YOUR LIMITS- DON’T BE SHY ABOUT SAYING “NO”
- RESPECT DIFFERENCES AND STAY REALISTIC
- DEVELOP AN ESCAPE PLAN
- REACH OUT FOR HELP AND ORNAMENT RELAXED SURROUNDINGS
- PLAN AHEAD AND PRIORITIZE
- CLING TO A BUDGET
- ADORN HEALTHY HABITS
- RECOGNIZE AND MAR THE NEGATIVES
- FOCUS ON YOUR END GOALS
- BE JOLLY
- ALWAYS PRACTICE GRATITUDE
- ADD BELLS AND WHISTLES TO THE POSITIVE OUTCOMES
Managing your emotions during the holidays requires that you prevent extreme anxiety and stress, especially if the season has taken a toll on you in the past. No matter what you have learned this year, there is one thing that is guaranteed. Every experience has transformed you into the person you are today!