Okay, if you are reading this and have ever shared a room with your sibling(s), just know that we understand what you’ve been through! Personally, I think it’s the best way to fully see the good, the bad, and the ugly brought out in both your sibling and you. Think about this though; I am sharing a bed with my older sister, and a room with my two younger brothers. Don’t get me wrong, I love them to death, but you can imagine how annoying it gets on a regular basis. That’s one of the kinks we’re trying to work out in our camper life: how to share our room, and we’ve come up with a few tips for those who are struggling with the same predicament.
- Get some alone time.
We’re not telling you to try to avoid your family completely, but I’ve found that even if it’s only 10 minutes of alone time, try to get in some time by yourself. It’s easier to fight if all you’ve seen all day are their faces!
2. Listen to some encouraging music.
I personally LOVE listening to music. When I’m extremely annoyed with my surroundings, I just plug in my earbuds and listen to encouraging music for 10 to 15 minutes. Sometimes if I’m really annoyed I listen to my music until I forget what I was mad about!
3. Clean something.
I don’t know about you, but keeping a clean room, no matter how many people are living there, is always a challenge! If there’s been arguments, surprise your mom, and clean out your closet. I promise, it helps release some of the stress that comes with living around your siblings 24/7.
While living so close to my family has taught me some things about each of them, it’s also taught me some things that I may be able to improve in my life. All in all, these first few weeks have been very eye-opening for me and my family!
Labor Day Weekend!