It seems like with each passing year, people’s lives get a bit more hectic and busier. It’s important to remember what’s most important in life, and for many people, it’s the people in your home. This year, consider making a few family-friendly New Year’s resolutions to increase quality time and family bonding. Here are a few suggestions:
New Year’s Resolution: Set Aside a Technology-Free Night
Technology is incredible in so many ways, but it does tend to consume the attention of even the youngest people. This year, set aside one night a week to switch off your phones, tablets, and TVs, and have quality time together. You can play board games, make dinner together, or walk around the neighborhood.
New Year’s Resolution: Make More Homemade Meals
The dinner table is one of the best places to have great conversations. When you stay home for dinner, you won’t be distracted by other people in restaurants and you’ll save money! If you have kids, consider asking them to help you make the meal to get them involved.
New Year’s Resolution: Plan a Family Vacation
Life can get so busy with work, school, and extra-curricular activities. But, if there isn’t time for fun and relaxation, you’ll quickly get overwhelmed with stress. This year, plan a vacation for the whole family! It doesn’t have to be expensive. You can stay at a local campground, visit extended family, or plan a “day-vacation” at the local beach.
Last of the New Year’s Resolutions: Go Outside More
One of the best things for kids and adults alike is to get fresh air. Being in nature and getting fresh air is great for your mind, emotions, and body! Make a family-friendly new year’s resolution to be outside for at least 30 minutes every day. Outside activities that your kids will surely love include bike riding at a local trail, jumping on the trampoline, swimming at the pool, playing at new playgrounds, and exploring unique state parks.