Spending your holiday with family can be the happiest moment in your life especially if you are used to living separately from your family. When holidays come, you embrace the moment to spend quality time with them. However, it is also common to have an unenjoyable holiday when you spend it with family. It is also common for people to avoid family vacation at all cost because they don’t want to deal with any drama. Well, it may sound exaggerating but it happens from time to time.
Tips to avoid drama during a family holiday
If you are planning to travel to your hometown to spend your holiday with your family, then it is a great idea because you can spend quality time with people you missed the most. Or, you may plan a family trip to a particular place to spend your holiday instead. No matter what you choose, there is always the potential for a drama to happen when it comes to family. So here are several ways to deal with it:
– Have your own time to separate from your family. Setting boundaries and giving spaces to each other is important to avoid unnecessary conflict. You can tell your family that you will not be able to join a particular family event. No matter how you missed your family and want to keep spending time with them during a holiday, separation is necessary even for few hours. Having your ‘me time’ is also good especially when you spend your holiday with a large group of family members. Surrounded constantly within large group can be overwhelming especially if you are used to live separately.
– Holiday is the time when you are free from any responsibility at works or schools. That may be the time that you use to release all negative energy. All pent up frustration can trigger you to snap at your family. Or, you may become more sensitive than you usually are. Thus, try to control your turbulent emotions and keep them in check so if there is someone giving you cuff remarks you won’t get easily offended. Be more understanding that maybe the others are also experiencing similar state as you are.
– Try to focus on positive things. You can think of something that can help lifting up your moods during your family holiday. For example, focus on doing activities you like with your families such as cooking together. It is also highly recommended to limit your alcohol. Drinking too much can low your inhibition which can result in losing control. It can make you to act aggressively or negatively which can ruin the mood of the holiday.
– Be more focus on enjoying yourself and keep on positive thinking. Try to be grateful of every little moment you have with your family. This is the moment you can make of the most with your family. It is also nice to interact with family members in different ages. You can play with your little nieces, have conversation with the elders, or just take a walk with your parents.