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10 Tips to Spend Quality Time with Your Family

“The best thing you can give to your family is YOUR TIME”.

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To earn bread for our family and give a better living to our children, we often forget that the best thing we can offer them is our time. We try to buy all the luxuries for our loved ones and even purchasing the best health insurance plan to make them feel secure. We do this all to ensure that our family has the assured financial security, especially when we are not around. However, what if we are with them? Are we able to spend quality time with our family members? Probably not, and this is the story of most Indian working couples.

By explaining all this, we do not mean that you should stop earning or leave your job to spend time with your family. Instead, we want to say that take some time out of your busy schedule and spend few hours every day with your loved ones.

If you are unable to find out a way to spend some-time with your family and loved ones, we are here to solve your problem. Today, we are discussing top 10 ways to spend more time with your loved ones:

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Your family members will be covered financially, in the case of your absence. Pixabay

 

  • Have at least one meal together: Be it breakfast or dinner, try to have at least one meal of the day with your entire family. Generally, due to our busy routine in the mornings and different timings of schools and offices, becomes difficult to have breakfast together. However, having dinner together is not tough; so make sure to have your dinner with your family.
  • Drop your child/children to school or extra classes: If possible, drop your children at their school on your own. This will give you all a travel time together, and you can discuss various school-related issues they may have without any other interventions. If it is not possible to drop them to school, try to drop or pick them up from their extra classes. In this way, you can convert your travel time into ‘together time’ even on weekdays, without bothering anyone.
  • Go for weekly family outings: Whether it is a latest movie or zoo, take some time out of your busy schedule for a family outing. Moreover, take the opinion of your children and spouse to plan something for the weekend.
  • After dinner walks: This tip is especially for married couples who live with joint family or have kids. Generally, such couples miss ‘together time’; therefore, for them, it is suggested to have an after-dinner walk. In this walk, you can discuss your day or anything that you want to share with your partner.
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A family that eats together, stays together and healthy! Pixabay
  • Share your experiences and family stories with your kids at their bedtime: Try to spend some quality moments with your family at bedtime. Read some storybooks of your child’s interest or tell some family stories or your experiences to your children while they are in their bed.
  • Celebrate family traditions: India is a country of culture and traditions, and if you start celebrating these traditions, there is no need for any other family get-togethers. It is a good method to spend quality time with your family as well as make your children understand your family traditions.
  • Turn your mobile off when you are at home with your family: One more problem that every family faces these days is interference of smartphones. Even though all the family members come home on time, they all keep themselves busy on their mobile phones. Have you ever noticed that despite sitting together for long hours in the same room, we all do not talk to each other and remain busy on our phones? Leave this habit; rather switch your phone off when at home to spend more time with your family than on social media.
  • Keep in touch with your extended family members and relatives: Despite the fact that we all have a long list of tasks for our weekends, we should meet our relatives. We all must try to visit our extended family members or call them to our place at least once in a month. This is because family ties are precious and will our children adjust with people rather living alone in a nuclear family.
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Be it breakfast or dinner, try to have at least one meal of the day with your entire family. Wikimedia Commons
  • Spare some time to do nothing: This is to assure your family members that they are your priority. By doing this, you make sure to your family that you do not have any other plan than spending some time together to do nothing. Simply talk to each other about past week or plans or discuss some good experiences or bad moments. This will give you an insight of which your family member is suffering these days. Moreover, if you have teenagers at home, you can connect with them as well.

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  • Cook the favorite recipe for your family together: Cooking together can be a lot of fun for both young and old people in the family. Get advice from the eldest member of your family for the better recipe, whereas involve the youngest in other easiest task of cooking. In this way, everyone will be involved in this family cooking event, and all will love the outcome. Do not forget to click pictures of these moments of togetherness and make videos of sweet activities of your small kids.

 

By following all the above-mentioned recommendations or even a few of them will improve your bond with your family. Moreover, it will give you several chances to spend some time with your loved ones. 

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Some Ways to Always Be on Time

We all know our bad habits, but what do we actually do about correcting them?

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One of the things that most students seem to always lack is time. There is always too much work to do, too many opportunities to pursue, too few hours in a day to do everything you are supposed to be doing. Yet there are always people who somehow manage to complete all their assignments on deadline, who are never behind with their studies and who don’t even have the decency to look harried and exhausted all the time. No, they somehow manage to pull it off while having a perfectly good time, finding opportunities for social life and never complaining about their tight schedule. Do they have some kind of superpower?

Not really – they simply follow a few simple steps you can introduce into your life as well. Here they are.

1. Get a watch

“But what do I need a watch for if I have a smartphone that doesn’t just tell me the right time but does a hundred other useful things?”, you may ask. And will be exactly right – that’s the whole point.

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if you know that you have a hard time getting up in the morning get a watch. Pixabay

Your smartphone doesn’t just tell you time but hosts half a hundred apps, your email, your collection of photos and who knows what else. All of which has a potential of distracting you and eating up hours of your time every day. You need a timepiece that won’t lead you astray every time you glance at it to check what time it is – and a good old-fashioned watch is perfect for that purpose.

2. Give yourself room for maneuver

Remember the simple rule of time management – things never take the same amount of time you believe them to take. Sometimes you finish things early, but more often than not they will take longer than you expected, sometimes much longer. You should be prepared for that. If your plan is built around the belief that you will finish an assignment in exactly 3 hours, then you will have surplus to prepare for a test for 2 hours, and so on, you are bound to make mistakes. Of course, you can always hire a professional essay writing service to help you out, but you cannot do that all the time, and constantly being short on time does bad things to your self-esteem. So give yourself some breathing room and always leave some time for unexpected contingencies.

3. Create a sleep schedule and stick to it

If you want to feel energized and ready to take on the world at any time you need a healthy sleep. And healthy sleep is impossible without a steady sleeping schedule – meaning that you should go to sleep and get up at the same time every day, without sleeping in on weekends and pulling all-nighters before important tests. If the reason why you are always late is that you constantly feel too sleepy, you should pay special attention to this tip.

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Sleeping too much can also affect your mental skills. Pixabay
4. Prioritize

If you constantly lack time to deal with all your responsibilities, it is not the sign of too many responsibilities, but of your poor choice of priorities. Do you spend too much on socializing when you know you should be hitting the books? Do you press the “Snooze” button when you know full well you are already late for a lecture? Do you put off doing an important assignment in favor of some other, immediately gratifying activity? If the answers to these questions are “yes,” you should review what is important for you and come up with answers that are different from the ones you give with your actions. You may buy essay if you fail to complete an assignment on time once or twice, but if you have to do it constantly, you are probably doing something wrong with your time.

5. Set up the night before

If you know that you have a hard time getting up in the morning and are constantly late, as a result, try preparing the night before. Lay out your clothes, put important things like keys and your wallet into your pockets, etc. This will save you precious minutes in the morning and will make sure you don’t leave something important at home.

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Observe yourself, look for repeating patterns and apply yourself to change them. Pixabay
6. Schedule things 10 minutes early

When you have to get somewhere by 12 o’clock, try to do it by 11:50. More often than not, something unexpected will happen, and you will arrive just in time as a result, instead of being late. However, it is always a good idea to have some work or reading material along in case the doubly unexpected happens, and you arrive early.

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7. Recognize patterns and look for ways to correct them

We all know our bad habits, but what do we actually do about correcting them? If you know that you are prone to hitting the “Snooze” button in the morning instead of getting up, what can you do to correct it? If you want to improve, you have to actually start doing something to achieve it – like, in this case, putting your smartphone as far away from your bed as possible so that you have to get up to get to it. The same goes for any other habit that causes you to be late. Observe yourself, look for repeating patterns and apply yourself to change them.

Nobody is on time all the time, but you certainly can get closer to ideal if you follow at least some of these tips. Good luck!