Managing Holiday Anxiety and Anger is the Best Way to Avoid Domestic Violence Charges
The 2020 holiday season is unlike any other in American history. COVID has many Americans already stressed to their limit. Couple this pandemic stress with the most contentious election ever and it can have your emotions running high. Getting together with family, whether virtually or in person, and planning for the holidays might be the tipping point that gets you to do something you may regret. Identifying and managing these emotions can be difficult, but it is the best way to successfully enjoy this holiday season.
5 Tips for Managing Your Emotions This Holiday Season
1. Acknowledge Your Feelings
Life is very different this holiday season. Your holiday traditions may not be the same as they have been. You may have lost a loved one, or you may be unable to see family in person. It’s okay to be upset about this. Taking the time to acknowledge your feelings is the first step to successfully processing them. You don’t have to put on a happy face and power through this holiday season. Don’t try to bury your feelings. This could have you erupting over every little thing and even engaging in an activity that you will regret.
2. Discuss Your Feelings
If you are feeling anxious, depressed, or even angry this holiday season, reach out to someone. You can connect with family and friends via text message, phone call, or video chat. Talking through your feelings and having them validated can keep you from feeling overwhelmed. If you don’t feel comfortable discussing these topics with family and friends, then talking to a counselor or psychiatrist can be just as effective.
3. Adjust Your Holiday Expectations
Your family holiday doesn’t have to be the same as last year. In fact, chances are that it most likely won’t be. There is no need to force am ideal holiday this year. So much has changed in the last twelve months that it is a good idea to open yourself up to new holiday possibilities and traditions. Your plans are going to look different this year, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be celebrating them.
4. Say No or Opt-Out
You know what is best for you and your family. If you are already stressed and anxious about life, then there is no reason for you to add anymore. Saying no to holiday requests or opting out of activities is okay during this season (and any other for that matter). Your family and friends will understand if you explain to them how you feel. It’s better to be upfront and honest than build up resentment because you couldn’t say no.
5. Set Aside Differences or Compromise
Your mother is still going to be your mother, and if your brother and sister have been fighting for ten years then they aren’t going to stop for the holidays. Family arguments and disagreements are one of the biggest stressors for people around the holidays. Everyone has an opinion and they rarely coincide with each other. Keeping this in mind and setting aside your differences can go a long way to helping everyone enjoy the holidays. Compromising on things like where the holidays take place and who is making what dish is another way to keep the peace when you get together with family. Avoiding contentious topics would also be very wise this year.
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Avoiding domestic violence charges doesn’t always happen, no matter how well you manage your emotions. It only takes one wrong comment or one poorly timed action to get someone mad enough to start an altercation. If you, or someone you know, has been arrested for domestic violence, contact Jesse Kalter today. His experience and knowledge of the law has won countless not-guilty verdicts. He has also had hundreds of domestic battery cases completely thrown out. He is available to serve the people of Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Fallon, Fernley, Dayton, Yerington, Douglas County, and all other Northern NV rural counties.
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