Whether it is our usual Monday blues, office work that won’t end, or household chores that keep piling up – many of us are lost in some kind of routine that leaves us physically and emotionally drained.
With this chaos that ensues, we don’t find the time to devote to our family and bond with them like we used to. Since spending time with your family is something that always needs to be prioritised, we all need to start putting in a conscious effort to do so.
Something as simple as getting your kids a balloon in a box delivery to see a big smile on their face can be a reminder of how much you love them – after all, it’s the small thoughts and gestures that matter the most.
However, if you’ve decided to finally put your foot down and find activities or ways you can spend quality time with your family, we’ve got a few ways you can bond with them.
Read on to find out more!
1. Always Try to Have a Meal Together
There’s nothing as thoughtful and enjoyable as having a meal together with your family. Whether it is due to school or overtime in the office, we often miss out on having food with our family which can sometimes cause a disconnect with everyone following different routines.
By simply taking the time by waking up early or wrapping up work in time for dinner, everyone can try their best to have a meal together. Since food is one of the best ways to bond with people, you and your family can sit together and enjoy delicious dishes and desserts and have a good time.
2. Leave a Message Reminding Them of How Much You Care
In the back of our minds, we always know our family has got our back no matter what. However, hearing these words from them is something else entirely. We all face insecurities and doubts at some point in our lives and a reminder from any of our family members can be very encouraging and supportive.
The best way to go about this is to leave them a message that reflects how much they mean to you. Whether you do this by attaching a note on your personalised balloon in a box, with flowers on the table or simple with a note inside their lunchbox, it’s sure to bring the biggest smile to their faces.
3. Plan a Monthly Outing
Another great way to spend quality time and bond with your family is to have a monthly outing. Include another activity in your list of family traditions – visiting a new or a favourite place every month. You could maybe even take out your stunt scooters?
From art galleries and museums to amusement parks or going to the beach, build new memories with your family by going out for a fun outdoor activity. To make this more fun, let your husband, kids or other family members select an activity for the month and keep switching the ideas every month for something different.
4. Watch a Movie Together!
Family movie nights are always fun to be a part of, even more so when you add snacks and ice cream to the list. While this may be something more suitable for the weekends, it is a fun idea that has great potential for turning into a family tradition.
Each member can take a turn to decide on the movie for the night while the others can arrange the snacks. You can prepare a nice spread with everyone’s favourite snacks to make the experience even more enjoyable.
5. Sit Together and Have a Conversation
Sometimes, all you need to do to spend quality time with your family is to sit with them and listen to what they have to say. Whether it is ranting about something that’s happening at work or personal troubles that may be causing them distress, there’s no better way to feel supported than by having someone who listens to what you have to say.
With so many distractions and difficulties everyone faces, it’s good to gain a fresher perspective from people who care for you, to remind yourself of how lucky you are to have a family that loves you. Make sure to take some time out of your day, to check on how everyone is doing, there’s no better way to show someone how much you care.
To Sum Up…
While we all have our own unique ways of showing love and care for our family, go out of the way with more obvious gestures to remind them how much they mean to you. Whether you choose to do something extravagant or keep it simple, reminding them of how special they are by spending quality time with them is one of the best ways to bond with them.