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  • Writer's picturePatricia Sleebos

Did you overspend your emotional bank account this holiday season?

Updated: Mar 22, 2020


The holidays are wonderful in many ways, however during this season, you can over extend yourself if not careful, and end up with feelings of being frazzled and emotionally spent afterwards. Let's take a look at four practical ways to assist you in getting back into a good mental and emotional space.


1) Step away from the place where you are currently feeling overwhelmed and simply allow yourself to take a break. Removing yourself from your physicality will help you gain clarity shifting you away from your overwhelmed state of mind. When you come back later you will be able to view your situation from a fresh perspective and with a clearer mindset.


2) Whenever you are feeling overwhelmed there is likely a lot going on inside your head. Ideas and thoughts swimming in your mind clutters up your mental space. Empty out your mental space by dumping out what's on your mind into a journal. Following, refill it with relaxation techniques such as controlled and regulated breathing through various breathing exercises, which is a powerful way to calm your mind and relax your body.


3) Discover what is most essential by focusing on the things that are most important to you and weeding out the least important tasks. Prioritizing things can assist you in reorganizing and getting things more manageable.


4) Take inventory of what got you in this frazzled and emotionally spent space to begin with and create boundaries to eliminate being overwhelmed in the next holiday season.

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