Most people would say that they desire to spend more time with their family, but they just can’t seem to find the time. Why is that? Finding ways to spend more time with your family has never been easier.
Careers, sports, laundry, and all sorts of other things grab our focus and pull us away from those we love most. So, how can we “easily” spend more time with our family when we have so many things to do?
Consider these tips that will help you find or create more time with your family.
Tip #1: Make chores family-oriented.
One of the easiest ways to spend more time with your family is to invite them to participate in the day-to-day routines.
If you are needing to clean the house this weekend, complete each part together with your spouse and kids.
Honestly, some of my fondest childhood memories are the times my siblings and I helped my parents clean the house. We would turn on some fun music, and sing and dance as we cleaned the windows or organized our toy boxes.
Tip #2: Make one evening per month a family fun night.
Family fun nights are all about coming together and enjoying the company of your family. It really does not matter what the activity is, but it is more important that everyone enjoys it and feels a part.
In my family, we actually gathered every Sunday evening with all of my closest relatives. Most nights, the kids played games, but what I also cherish the most was the time spent at the table eating a meal.
We were able to celebrate all of the birthdays and anniversaries as a big extended family which was great!
So, consider scheduling in a family fun night this week and see what happens!
Tip #3: Schedule at least 1-2 family vacations per year.
You may be thinking, “okay, so I can do family game nights, but 1-2 vacations per year gets expensive!” And I would say, “maybe, but it doesn’t have to be.”
I did not grow up in a family that had a lot of extra money to take vacations, but some of my most favorite memories were when we simply took a camping trip to a local campground or went to a relative’s house in another state.
Both of those were simple and very low-cost vacations, but they gave us the best memories!
So, instead of trying to do an all inclusive trip to Disney World every year, consider packing up the car and visiting family nearby or camping out at a close state park.
There really are easy, fun ways to spend more time with your family, build great relationships, and create long-lasting memories.
I hope these tips allow you to experience a more rewarding and fulfilling life with your family!