Anybody else ready to kill their family members? I Know I am. We are all stuck at home with people who we deep down in our hearts love, but when everyone is cooped up together for a long period of time, it can get taxing.

Below are a few steps you can take to help you get through.

  1. Don’t take it personal.
    Everyone is anxious about the state of the world. Not only that, we are all stuck inside with limited interaction with those we usually hang out with. If you are in a house, like I am, that has a lot of people, it will get crowded and the many different personalities will clash. You never really know a person until you are stuck with them 24/7. If your family members are lashing out and taking their frustrations out on you, do not take it personal. They are venting out their anger and may be the only way they know how to express their emotions. Unfortunately for you, you are the outlet for them. Don’t take it personally and keep it walking.
  2. Don’t escalate
    When someone annoys you, and no one knows how to annoy you better than family. Don’t get sucked into the drama. It is easy to lash back but do not retaliate by responding in the same way. It will only escalate and with all that’s going on, it’s not worth it. The world is chaotic enough. do not bring the chaos into your home.
  3. Avoid
    When those two fail, just ignore. Keep in mind that this situation is only temporary and the world will soon get back to normal. If you have your own room, stay there and avoid them. If you don’t, stay in another space they are not. Try your best to keep the peace in your life. Remember, you cannot control the things that happen to you, but you can control the way you react. Take this time to practice patience. Your family is the best way to learn practicing patience.