How to handle holiday frustration in business and at home?
Tired of this holiday frustration every year and you don’t know how to handle it?
I get it, you can encounter this frustration in your family and also in business.That’s why in this post I will share with you how I personally handle this kind of situations in business or even at home.
Let me tell you something
If you see your children feeling stressed, disappointed, sad, or lonely, the most important thing you can do is to make space for their feelings.
In fact, for our children to grow emotionally healthy, they need to know two things:
- All their feelings are valid and accepted. It’s okay to be not okay.
- Feelings come, and feelings go, they are temporary.
So, when my son feels extra sad or even angry when things don’t go as he wants to, I say:
“It’s okay to feel this way. We all get sad sometimes and it passes. You can think of your strong feelings as thunderstorms and sad feelings as clouds. Thunderstorms can be loud and scary, but they pass. Once thunderstorms and clouds pass, the sun comes out again, and you feel better.”
This visual works pretty well for my son and he understands that it’s okay to feel sad and the sadness will pass.
Remember that when children are expressing a feeling, it’s not a behaviour that we need to control or fix (of course, we do need to stop them if anyone is being unsafe).
Can this approach work on Business?
The answer is yes! We can handle holiday frustration in business.
This approach is similar to how we deal with our people at work. I always encourage my clients to reflect this way and manage feelings. It always gets the best out of people and builds of great culture.
A work-life balance is different for everyone so ensure you know what’s best for you and your family by checking in on how they are feeling.
I hope this content on holiday frustration helped you.
I wish you a wonderful and jo festive season with love, joy, and prosperity.
And remember to live with purpose.