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Five ways to self-regulate during holiday events

Published on Nov 25, 2023 06:00 AM IST
  • From playing with animals to holding a hot beverage, here are a few ways to regulate our emotions.
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The holiday season is almost here. With the chill in the air and the festivities nearing, it is one of the most awaited times of the year. However, being around a lot of people, family members and relatives can sometimes make us feel overwhelmed and frustrated. "No matter the case, if you’re gathering with family or friends and find yourself feeling anxious, irritated, overwhelmed or even a little sad, you may find some comfort in self-regulating tools," wrote Therapist Alexis Florentina Borja. Here are a few ways to self-regulate during the holiday season.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 25, 2023 06:00 AM IST

The holiday season is almost here. With the chill in the air and the festivities nearing, it is one of the most awaited times of the year. However, being around a lot of people, family members and relatives can sometimes make us feel overwhelmed and frustrated. "No matter the case, if you’re gathering with family or friends and find yourself feeling anxious, irritated, overwhelmed or even a little sad, you may find some comfort in self-regulating tools," wrote Therapist Alexis Florentina Borja. Here are a few ways to self-regulate during the holiday season.(Unsplash)

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We can hold a warm beverage with both our hands and keep it close to the body and focus on how the temperature feels on the skin. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 25, 2023 06:00 AM IST

We can hold a warm beverage with both our hands and keep it close to the body and focus on how the temperature feels on the skin. (Unsplash)

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When we start to feel overwhelmed, we should take a break and go out in the open and spend some time in nature. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 25, 2023 06:00 AM IST

When we start to feel overwhelmed, we should take a break and go out in the open and spend some time in nature. (Unsplash)

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If things start to make us irritated or anxious, we can press our feet on the ground or hold on to the chair we are sitting tightly. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 25, 2023 06:00 AM IST

If things start to make us irritated or anxious, we can press our feet on the ground or hold on to the chair we are sitting tightly. (Unsplash)

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Playing with children or animals can always boost the mood. We can focus our energy and play with a pet or on a child. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 25, 2023 06:00 AM IST

Playing with children or animals can always boost the mood. We can focus our energy and play with a pet or on a child. (Unsplash)

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Even when chatting with family, we can let our body sway slowly from one side to the other. This can make the nervous system feel safe. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 25, 2023 06:00 AM IST

Even when chatting with family, we can let our body sway slowly from one side to the other. This can make the nervous system feel safe. (Unsplash)

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