One way to understand why a holiday is so stressful is to take an ACT approach based on the stress of the holiday. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a behavioral-based approach to coping with mental disorders, is a great way to understand the stress of a vacation because depression often occurs when two or more strong points overlap. Nothing is more apparent than the holiday season that begins on Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. Holidays seem to bring the best and the worst of ourselves and ourselves because we are full of moral conflicts.
People who celebrate holidays with family and friends often do so because they appreciate the relationship and want to spend time with loved ones. One way to realize this is to look at relationships with family and friends as the most important points. Other holiday related ideas include things like sharing food and exchanging gifts. This can be known as secondary or satellite. It is important, but less important than spending time with loved ones.
Journalists view the holiday season as a happy time when families and friends gather around a large table in a spacious dining room with a fireplace. At the table there is a large roasting pan and everyone is dressed and smiles as the man of the house (father or grandfather) skillfully carries the picture. Afterwards everyone gathers around a beautifully decorated Christmas tree and exchanges gifts and favors.
Good picture unless you are a vegetarian, you live in a dining room 6, he was with his father or grandmother, he is afraid of a burning fire, he doesn’t like to dress up and he likes to go to a local restaurant that someone else prepares. As a result of conflicts like these, bringing family and friends on vacation brings all sorts of problematic and painful thoughts about gifts, food, personal appearance, budget, travel, accommodation, family updates, and much more.
The three main things you can do to make your mind relaxed are to reflect on your values, to accept your values, to accept them, and to be willing to take action even when you have negative thoughts and pain. By defining your holiday plans well you can use this to create goals that are relevant to this season. This works as a way to get into the season with less stress. Acceptance testing involves the understanding that spending time with family and friends on vacation creates emotional conflicts that can lead to difficult thoughts and painful thoughts. Endeavoring means that you are reasonable and able to be present with your hurt feelings and stressful thoughts and actions (spent with family and friends) that are consistent with your core values. Here are five tips to help you take the ACT-based approach to rethinking your holiday anxiety.
1. Explain your favorite vacation plans before making plans. To do this, complete the following sentence with as many endings as possible: “The things I enjoy about this holiday are …” When you’re done, use your vacation prices from the most important.
2. Set the right goals for your three best. It is best to leave small goals that answer the question; “How much time will they spend?” This will make it easier to fulfill your vacation goals. For example: Above (bloom) tree: “Family.” Purpose: “To visit my relatives on vacation.” Purpose: “I will visit my mother and father, Aunt Millie and her brothers and uncle Bob between Saturday and the weekend at New Year’s Day.
3. Embrace the pain and pain that follows the happiness associated with the holiday. Seeing your family can also exhaust our aging thoughts, feelings and emotions. ACT has found that the worst thing you can do when these harmful thoughts and feelings come is to try to correct, avoid, or eliminate them. That just adds up. The best way to deal with them is to welcome them. Tell: “I am willing to be present with these painful thoughts and feelings in the work of my family (a significant cost).”
4. Exercise some daily exercise. Vacation response triggers energy and causes heartbreak. If you do not give it in the gym it has nowhere else to go and it causes irritability, insomnia, fatigue, and muscle pain.
5. Rest a few times a day. Every day take a few minutes to strengthen yourself by remembering the time available through this wonderful break. Sit back and close your eyes. Place your hands on your abdomen slowly coming out completely through the nose. As you move slowly through your nose you see how much air goes into your nose, down your breath, and all the way down to the bottom of your lungs near where your hands are resting. As you slowly fill your lungs from the floor feel your stomach swell and push your hands. Your lungs will rest completely for a while and see how this feels. Slowly lower your lungs and see what is in your chest as the air comes out. Keep your nose, lungs, lungs and stomach in place for breathing in and out. Repeat this several times a day as many times as you can on vacation.