If you find yourself hiding in the pantry to get away from family this holiday season, know you're probably not alone in the search for some peace on Earth.
A survey commissioned by Motel 6 found that it only takes less than 4 hours before people need a break from socializing with family.You can help send gifts to those in need through USPS Operation Santa
According to the survey, Americans are planning on spending an average of three and a half days with extended family this holiday. And people admit to finding ways to escape the holiday bustle — 25% said they have hidden in a relative's home for some time alone, and 37% have made an excuse to leave the house altogether.
Some of the biggest stressors, according to the 2,000 Americans surveyed, include facing a lack of privacy (22%), family members annoying each other (20%) and drama between the family (20%). Plus, if you're not the one hosting, there's the stress of feeling like an imposition (19%) and having the house be too busy or loud (18%).
But even though it can be stressful or exhausting, 95% feel it’s important to spend the holidays with family. So when your nerves start to fray, remember: It's only a few days, and the pantry is a prime hiding spot.