Pilots in the Air Force are trained to compartmentalize their thoughts into little boxes when a situation starts to get overwhelming in the air. So, for example, if he’s worrying about his marriage while trying to land an F-16, at night, on an aircraft carrier, it’s important for him to “box” his marital problem away so he can hit the landing strip properly. That works for the landing but what about the marriage? Boxing up problems into an emotional warehouse doesn’t mean they go away. If you leave concerns, worries, and troubles in boxes, they just fester and grow inside you..until one day, they break out, in ways you can’t imagine, or control. So open up those boxes before the holidays begin.