And Anything In-Between
Many of us went back to our parents’ place; whether we’ve taken a gap year post-graduation, or we’re college students or young adults in the mid of personal progress. And if we regularly live with our family - now we see them WAY more often.
We feel you! Being with our family 24/7 is not easy at all. Anxiety, distress, and the confrontation of old and new conflicts are all hard to cope with. So, we’re here to give you some tips!
Be the adult - self-reflect before shouting.
Stop constantly criticize your family members. Even if they suck or do annoying things - be the adult - don’t argue too much, go to your room if you feel like bursting, and try to act the way you want your family
members to act.
Lower your expectations of your family members.
Don’t expect too much of your family members! Each of us is different, and we all see the flaws in others.
But we also have flaws in ourselves. Acknowledge that, and try not to be judgemental even if someone seems to be the accumulation of everything that you see as wrong,
Be positive and calm.
Always think about the fact that this is all temporary, and that you want that time to pass nicely. For that to happen, you have to be nice! When we’re angry or grumpy we create bad energy around us. These bad vibes only make us angrier and more irritated. So be calm, eat something tasty, chilllll.
Require and give personal space.
We all want to be alone sometimes, or just not talk with anybody. This is OK. Tell your family that you’re not always in the mood of chatting and be polite and ask them to be aware of that. But reflect on yourself as well - don’t push your family members to always be communicative and responsive; sometimes they just want to be alone - let them.
To be continued..