10 Hysterically Crafty Ways to Juggle Family Time and Me-Time During the Holidays – #7 is a Life-Saver!

Hey there, Facebook fam! Ever feel like you’re the star of a holiday movie where your family expects you to be present for every single festive moment?

Yeah, I know that script all too well. It’s like you’re juggling flaming Christmas puddings while trying to snatch a moment of peace. So, I’ve come up with some hilariously smart ways to balance family time with precious alone time during the holidays. Get ready to laugh and maybe even snag a tip or two!

1. Ever Tried the ‘Busy Bee’ Act?

Start dropping hints about a super important (imaginary) project at work. “Oh, you know, just saving the company from a holiday disaster!”

2. What About Inventing a New Tradition?

Create a ‘solo’ holiday tradition. “It’s my annual ‘Reflect on the Year’ hike. Very spiritual, very personal.”

3. Could Volunteering Be Your Escape?

Volunteer for a local charity. “I’ve committed to helping at the soup kitchen. It’s for a good cause, you know.”

4. How About a ‘Holiday Health Kick’?

Start a health kick. “Doctor’s orders! Must go for a daily run – yes, even on Christmas morning.”

5. Ever Thought of Planning a Mini-Vacation?

Book a short getaway. “Found this amazing holiday deal – it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!”

6. What if You Became a ‘Holiday Researcher’?

Dive into a hobby that ‘requires’ solitude. “I’m researching the history of holiday traditions. Very intense stuff.”

7. Could ‘Pet Sitting’ Be Your Savior?

Offer to pet sit for a neighbor. “Can’t leave poor Mr. Whiskers alone all day. You know how he gets.”

8. How About Blaming Tech Glitches?

Claim poor cell service at your ‘me-time’ spot. “I’d love to join the Zoom call, but, you know, the signal in my meditation cave is just so spotty!”

9. What if You Set Up a Holiday Trade-Off?

Negotiate a trade-off. “I’ll be there for Christmas Eve, but Christmas Day is my personal unwind time.”

10. Could Honesty Be the Best Policy?

Sometimes, just being honest works best. “I love spending time with you all, but I also need some time to recharge.”


There you go – my top 10 clever (and a tad sneaky) ways to balance family expectations with your need for solitude during the holiday season. What’s your favorite strategy, or do you have your own creative solution? Head back to the original Facebook post and let me know! Let’s share a laugh and maybe help each other out with some fresh ideas! 😂🎄🕊️✨