Thought of the Day: June 1, 2018 – Balanced Family Life
What does a balanced family life look like to you?
I believe it is about create space to spend time with and away from your family. It is about finding an equilibrium between husbands, wife’s, kids, extended family, friends and the relationships between each person.
If you had to look at your family time today, would you say there is balance? What would members of your family say?
It is very easy to lose the balance we seek in our family live. We have to look at where we are spending most of our time? Is it in front of the TV, long hours at work, gym, baseball league ect.
Many times we do not have balance within our self and this causes us to have a balanced family life. This is when you find unhappiness in many people.
Although it is important for each person in a family to have personal time and space, it is just as important to have together time. This will help develop the family unit.
As your kids grow up, no matter what age they are, it is going to be important to grow and adapt with them. You should always look for ways to do things with them. Some time you have to do what they like to do and not always what you like to do.
This advice also is true for you and your spouse’s relationship. Balance is about finding happiness in the time that is being shared.
Many of us as finding that we are out of balance and it is harder to make time of the important people in our life. If it is important, we have to look for ways to free up our time and give it to other people, places or things.
When it comes to family, balance can be hard to achieve but it is not impossible.
One person, no matter who, must make an effort to stay in touch with all the members. We all have family members who live near and far, in different cities and perhaps different countries.
With the amount of technology we have access to, there should be no excuses to why we cannot stay in contact with our loved one. Phone calls and texts are the easiest way to stay in touch. We all have cell phones. It is so easy to pick up the phone and just say, “Hi”.
If both sets of parents are still alive, make an effort call them every few days. It is always nice to stay connected even if you do not have time to visit every day. The same goes for siblings. A simple phone call can go along way when looking to keep the family unity balance.
A balanced family life can include who does the household chores. Many of us allow one person to do all the work while the other does not help. When we work as a family not only will we find balance, but housework gets completed faster.
This allow you to spend quality time together after all the chores are done. Think about all the nice walks you can take.
If you are at home your thoughts may need to be balanced. Although many of us are at home in the physical bodies, our minds are elsewhere. We think about work, our additions or even someone other than our spouse.
The more you thing about one things the less your thoughts might be with your family. So when you’re at home think about your family and how to create a better life with them.
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