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It’s pretty tough to break family bond, but you might still want to know what it takes to make your family stronger than ever. Whether you’ve been having more fights lately or you just want to make sure you’re not all losing tough, these ideas will help you to stay connected.
Have Some Quality Time Without Technology
Spending some time together each day without technology means all of your focus will be on one another, rather than a screen. You could make this a set time each day; perhaps in the evening when you’re all going to be winding down for bed. You can take this time to talk about your day and bring up anything else that you may want to talk about.
Eat At Least One Meal Together Per Day
Studies have shown that eating one meal together per day is a very powerful tool for families. You’ll feel closer and more connected, and the studies also showed that children who did this were less likely to give in to peer pressure and more likely to perform better at school. It doesn’t have to be dinner, either – it could even be breakfast.
It’s Ok To Get Help If You Need It
If you need help because one or more of you are not communicating well, don’t be afraid to get help. It’s all too easy to brush things under the rug and just accept it as ‘this is my family’ but getting help could actually be the best thing you ever do. Consider contacting a counselor or therapist to work through your issues. If that doesn’t work, a family law attorney might be the only thing left.
Families who exercise together stay healthier in both mind and body and create a stronger bond. Go for walks, take hikes, go on bike rides and just have fun!
Make Sure You’re Taking Good Care Of Yourself
If you’re not taking good care of yourself and you start suffering from burn out, your family are going to suffer. That is a fact. You can’t take care of your family properly if you are stressed out, exhausted, and in need of some ‘you’ time. By making self-care compulsory and paying more attention to how you feel, you’ll be able to better care for your family.
Ensure you stay flexible. Sometimes, you may need to break your daily routine a little. The dishes may be piling up in the sink, but your kids might be begging you to play some new game or read with them. The dishes will be there for you to do another time; this moment with your family won’t! Remember this and keep in mind what is truly important.
Practice Communication Skills
One of the biggest reasons for family issues is a lack of proper communication. Many people become passive aggressive, and this is toxic behaviour. By practicing communication skills together, you’ll understand one another perfectly and get to the root of the issue faster.