Peaceful family holidays: 4 tips

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Peaceful family holidays: 4 tips

Family vacations can be a wonderful experience or a source of many conflicts. To avoid this possibility, it is important to follow some guidelines. We talk about it in this space.

Last update: December 07, 2022

During the holiday season, more time is spent with the family. Children do not go to school and the working hours of many adults; many, therefore, decide to go outside. But how to spend peaceful holidays with your family?



The enthusiasm that comes from the idea of ​​sharing time together often turns into a series of quarrels and stress. To avoid this, we share some useful tips to maintain peace of mind during family holidays.

Whether you stay at home or decide to travel, with the family or the whole family, the dynamics during the holidays change and it is important to adapt to them. 

Being patient, understanding and knowing how to organize can be the main points to enjoy the days in the company of loved ones.

Tips for peaceful family holidays

1. Establish new dynamics

During the holidays the schedules and time availability of each family member change. In light of this, it may be necessary to make some changes to the organization in the house; an aspect that becomes fundamental if we share the space with other relatives. 

It is important to establish the tasks of each one, so that each one is clear about his / her responsibilities and duties. In this way tensions are avoided.

Some families may choose to keep their usual duties, while others may opt for greater involvement of children or for some changes in view of the new timetables. In any case, it is good to clarify from the beginning.


2. Find time for yourself on family vacations

During the holidays we can spend more moments together and carry out numerous activities with the family, but this does not mean interacting 24 hours a day.


It is essential to carve out your own spaces, especially for those who are more introverted. Otherwise, you run the risk of feeling saturated and transmit tension to others.

Therefore, it can be useful to set aside time every day for individual activities: reading, watching a movie or going out for a walk alone; they are activities that help you relax, refresh your mind and recharge your energy.

And the same goes for time shared with others. Plan short outings with friends or some relatives, without including all family members, in some moments it can do well.

3. Show understanding and maintain a positive attitude to enjoy a peaceful family vacation

As irrelevant as it may seem, the attitude with which we approach family holidays is decisive. We often ignore it, but we have the power to choose at any time how to react and feel. Faced with a certain event, we can decide how to interpret it, giving space to different moods.

And so, if a child spills a jar of cream on the sheets, if the partner takes too long to get ready to go out, or if another family member makes an unhappy comment, it's important to stop and catch your breath for a moment before reacting.

Choose to be understanding, patient, flexible and give the right weight to everything will allow to avoid numerous conflicts. Just adopt a positive attitude.


4. Talk and meet

To maintain peace of mind during family holidays, communication must be smooth and respectful. It is normal to have different expectations and desires about how to spend the day.


Some may prefer to go to the beach or the mountains, others explore the surroundings and still others stay indoors.


Compromising and giving in every now and then is essential if we want all family members to feel listened to and considered (including the little ones).

Arguing, coming to an agreement or establishing shifts are some simple measures that help maintain an atmosphere of harmony and joy.

A peaceful environment during family holidays is good for everyone

If you have had negative experiences during family vacations in the past or if you think other family members are uncooperative, you may not want to make any effort to maintain peace of mind. Still, every little gesture can make a difference.


If we receive patience, respect and understanding, we tend to reciprocate; for this very reason, you should take the first step.

In return, you will enjoy a much more pleasant experience that will offer lasting memories of moments spent with your family.

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