Many of us are caught up in a whirlwind of activities that begins on Monday morning, ends on Sunday night, and then begins all over again on Monday morning. In the midst of juggling jobs, running households, chauffeuring our children, our parents, our relatives, and spouses to work, school, appointments, and commitments, the time slips away. We all agree, however, that spending quality time with our families is the best way to show them we care. Take time to spend with your family every day using these simple, meaningful and practical ideas.
Plan your work to end later in the evening so that you can make it home in time for dinner with your family. In addition to being able to participate in their daily conversations, having dinner together with them allows you to answer any questions they may have had during the day.
Cook Your Family’s Favorite Recipe Together
Kitchen gatherings can be a lot of fun for young and old alike! Discover what makes the dish special for your family by getting hands-on and learning from your very own chef. Take advantage of the opportunity to capture those special moments with photos and videos.
Celebrate Family Traditions
We are bound together by our traditions as a family and as an extended family. Usually, older members of the family have the most insight into how family traditions develop and what their meaning is. Make lasting memories with your family by sharing these traditions with the younger generation.
Turn off your TV
It can take a lot of your family’s free time to watch television. While a few moments of lazing around can be relaxing, long stretches can stall your productivity. Watching too much television makes it impossible to be active and live a healthy lifestyle.
Don’t watch more than an hour of TV per day. You can unwind as a family by turning off the TV and doing something fun together. Board games are just as enjoyable and engage everyone in the family. In addition, they help kids build reasoning skills and problem-solving abilities. You can set a good example by playing together with your kids after they have watched enough TV.
When you cut down on television, you might even experience better sleep.
Find Adventure Together
Playing together as a family keeps everyone healthy. A family-friendly adventure can help you bond with your loved ones while you exercise.
The great thing about spending time in nature is that you can see local scenery and have fun as a family. Adventures such as hiking, biking, fishing, and rock climbing can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Reward with Praise
When you see your family members doing a good job, praise them. Praise your children’s healthy behaviors and let them know you appreciate their effort. Positive feedback reinforces healthy family habits.
When you ditch your hard work for an afternoon of binge eating and lazing around, you can end up undoing all your hard work. Praising healthy habits is a better way to remain motivated. Your kids should know that you are proud of their commitment to their health. Let them know that you are proud of them.
Kids aren’t the only ones who need a bedtime routine. Ensure you and your family get the recommended eight hours of sleep every night. Kids and parents can accomplish this by going to bed at a decent hour.
Keep in mind that a good night’s sleep is essential to being productive throughout the day. Mention how refreshed you feel after getting a good night’s rest. By winding down early and waking up on time, you can set an example of healthy sleep habits.
While you can’t sleep, you may be tempted to watch TV. I’m sure your kids are wondering if they can do this when they see you do it. If you’re feeling restless, try reading or meditating instead of watching a movie on the couch. This will help you get to sleep quickly and help you settle down.
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