3 Easy Ways to Spend More Time With Your Family Today
Life is short. Don’t waste time. Spend more time with your family today.
We know this. But so many things get in the way sometimes and it’s easy to get pre-occupied and forget our priorities.
To my followers at This Fathers Perspective, thank you. But you may have noticed I have been “MIA” for the past month or so. Why? I wanted to re-focus my time around my wife and three kids. Blogging is fun and I enjoy creating content that helps parents and families build something great. But I need to make sure I’m living in a way in which I make my family a priority too. So I took some time off from blogging. I will continue to put out content. But my priority will always be family.
Here are five ways that you can spend more time with your family starting today!
1. Put away your phones
I have said this before and I will say it again. Social media and smart phones hurt family time. Make a commitment to your family to put away your phone for the evening.
Have real conversations with your spouse and kids. They miss you when you’re at work all day. Don’t miss out on opportunities in the evening by checking your fantasy football lineups. (I am guilty of this one). Put your phone away in a drawer and start listening to your children. They want your attention. Give it to them.
2. Go for a walk
When I get home from work, the simplest way to catch up on the day is to go for a family walk together. We don’t do it everyday, but I enjoy it when we do. Sometimes the kids run off ahead or take their bikes and bike ahead of us. This allows me to catch up with my wife. Either way, it’s a win-win.
3. Do homework together
Homework isn’t fun. Let’s face it.
But when you come alongside your children and sit with them as they do their homework, it definitely makes for a more positive experience! The task of doing homework shouldn’t all fall on your spouse. Help each other and make it a team effort. You will be surprised what conversations start up about school and you won’t get the “good” response anymore when you ask how your child’s day at school went.
If you enjoyed this post, please check out some of my recommendations on activities that the whole family will enjoy!