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How to Spend More Time With Your Family

It’s important to spend some quality time with your family, but this is sometimes easier said than done. Demanding careers, conflicting schedules, and many other things can get in the way. It will take some effort to make sure you’re connecting with your family regularly, and if you’re concerned that your family isn’t spending enough time together, here are a few suggestions that might help you remedy that.

Weekly dinners

A good way to bring the whole family together is through food. Set aside one evening a week, or a Sunday or Saturday afternoon where your family gets together for lunch or dinner. It doesn’t have to take up a whole day or evening, but it’s a great way for you all to sit down and enjoy each other’s company for a few hours. You can all catch up on what’s been happening in each other’s lives that week, and what’s more, you can turn it into a fun tradition.

Go on vacation

Sometimes escaping from your normal routines and exploring somewhere new is the best way to reconnect as a family. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to spend precious time with some of your other relatives that you might not live near to or haven’t seen for years. Special holiday celebrations can be a good excuse to do this. For example, this resort specializes in Pesach Orlando events for Jewish families interested in spending Passover Orlando. There are also places where you can spend Christmas together, or other religious holidays depending on your faith. Even getting away for an annual vacation together during the summer season is a great way to spend some quality time together.

Host a game or movie night

Whether you do this weekly or monthly, getting the family together to settle down with some popcorn and other tasty treats to watch your favorite movies is a good way to see more of each other. If you want something livelier, games nights are perfect for being silly together and indulging in some healthy competition. You’re sure to have an evening of fun with your family by hosting one of these nights regularly. Perhaps even inviting some close friends to join you all could be a good idea, too.

Video-chat

Sometimes it isn’t possible to get together physically, and this year has certainly left many families separated due to COVID-19. However, thanks to technological advances the world can now use video-calling to connect, and you should utilize this if you are separated from your family. Schedule a video-chat with them one afternoon or evening to catch up with each other. It might not take the place of sitting in the same room as each other, but it’s the next best thing.

Day trips

If you can’t afford to do a weekend away or extended vacation, consider taking a day trip somewhere with your family instead. You could enjoy a hike together one Saturday, or take the kids to a theme park to have some family-friendly fun. It’s a great way to bond and spend time with each other but won’t require you to take a lot of time out of work or other commitments you may have.

Make the most of your time with your family by organizing one of the suggestions above.


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