HomeNewsArticle Display

Turn stress into strength this holiday season

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFNS) -- The holiday season presents opportunities to engage in multiple forms of resiliency.

Engaging in close relationships, practicing gratitude, and participating in religious activities that promote spirituality are often helpful aspects of the holidays. However, the holidays may also create stressors that are unique to this time of year.

Extra travel, new financial obligations and increased exposure to strained family relationships can create new forms of anxiety. In particular, this time of year can be difficult for those that have recently experienced a significant loss or disruption to an important relationship. Relatedly, other major life challenges, such as marital problems, loneliness and mental health issues, can make the holidays a time of unhappiness rather than one of enjoyment.

Promoting Comprehensive Airmen Fitness and ensuring a culture of wingmanship are fundamental concepts that are especially important during the holidays. The significance of these concepts only increases when work schedules are altered and social networks may temporarily change.

CAF consists of ensuring engagement in and balance between, physical, social, spiritual and emotional resiliency. Participating in activities that are related to CAF promotes well-being and is one reason that the holiday season is so memorable.

Wingmanship increases awareness of difficulty that a fellow wingman may experience, which allows action to be taken to support an individual in need. Use ACE, or ask, care and escort, should you recognize someone that needs support to provide the guidelines and steps to take in order to help someone. Listen to their concerns, demonstrate caring, and escort them to an appropriate helping agency or supervisor.

If you or a wingman are in need of support, the Air Force has many helping agencies to utilize, such as Mental Health, Psychiatric Health, employee assistance programs, military & family life consultant and your local chapel.

Engage

Facebook Twitter
Great job @AETCommand hosting the @realchefrush. #USAF may have garnered a new recruit. https://t.co/W0RbJ9Fvrz
RT @AstroHague: Can’t wait to showcase our “Airmen in Space” @SpaceCenterHou on Oct. 16, 11:00 a.m. CDT! If you can’t join us in person, tu…
RT @AETCommand: Happy #TankerTuesday! #DYK the KC-135 Stratotanker provides the core aerial refueling capability for the @usairforce & pro…
.@AETCommand's 23rd Flying Training Squadron is transforming the #pilot learning environment, developing vertical-l… https://t.co/I03WAOxZe8
RT @AF_Academy: We're incredibly excited and honored to host the Air Force's 12 Outstanding Airmen over the next few days! 🇺🇸 https://t.co/…
RT @ArmedwScience: #EllsworthAFB is looking for more innovative ways to expand the lifespan of its aircraft. Engineers are using a new deve…
RT @DeptofDefense: .@usairforce loadmasters perform a combat cargo offload qualification as a part of exercise #ThracianFall19 at Cheshnegi…
RT @AirmanMagazine: .@GenDaveGoldfein explains the @usairforce's way-ahead in advanced battle management: Multi-Domain Command and Control.…
Houston -- we are landing October 15 - 17. Cant wait to see what you have to show us! @AggieNetworkhttps://t.co/f3fDo0ntAZ
.@GenDaveGoldfein shares how success in “the future fight” relies on three key components. Find out what they are h… https://t.co/4Hhp3lW1pV
RT @DeptofDefense: “Without us, you live in the dark!” Electricity keeps the mission going at @RAFMildenhall, England. Meet one of the air…
RT @AFSpace: @AirWarCollege faculty members met w/ @US_SpaceCom & AFSPC senior leaders last week. The faculty learned about the challenges…
KC-135 Stratotankers provide the Air Force with global strike & rapid mobility. Like any of our assets we train &… https://t.co/zjATXCfQlN
RT @AF_Falcons: Maybe it will snow in February for the game... Colorado: no need to wait https://t.co/vq7KPsiITx
Cyber security is everyone's responsibility. First step, #BeCyberSmart. https://t.co/mVZr4nJoJK
“There have been some great Airmen, both military and civilian, at Tyndall AFB before, during and after the storm.… https://t.co/EiEga9ur0N
RT @AFSpecOpsCmd: Our community is deeply saddened by the passing of one of our own, TSgt Peter Kraines, a Special Tactics Pararescueman. O…
RT @PACAF: #Airmen with the 31st and 33rd Rescue Squadrons: saving lives is what they do. @KadenaAirBase #Pararescue #HH60 #Readiness #A
RT @HQUSAFEPA: Not our typical #wingman. A butterfly lands on a 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief at #Aviano Air Base, Italy 🦋…