New Year’s resolutions aren’t just an opportunity for self-improvement. They’re also an opportunity for families to make positive changes in their lives so that they can make the most of the upcoming new year.
Here are just a few life-changing New Year’s resolutions that we’re sure you’ll definitely want to do!
These life-changing New Year’s resolutions are sure to make your family happier and closer!
1. Make it one of your New Year’s resolutions to spend more time together
Spending more time together as a family might sound pretty self-explanatory, but you’ll be surprised at how many families live together yet fail to spend time with one another.
It’s of utmost importance that families set aside time to bond with each other. Some families prefer playing board games, while others are content with just sitting around each other and talking about whatever’s on their mind.
2. Talk to each other more
Communication is very important for families. Parents should take the time to not only talk to their but also listen to what their kids have to say. More often than not, miscommunication between parents and children happen because both the parents and the kids don’t talk to each other.
Create an open environment at home where your kids can freely talk to you without being judged.
3. Spend less time on the phone
This one goes for both parents and kids. Nowadays, almost every household has access to the internet, and almost everyone has a mobile. This means that it’s much easier to ‘disconnect’ from the real world and go online.
While the internet has its advantages, it’s still a good idea for families not to constantly be glued to their phones, especially during dinner time. The same is true for any time that the family is together. Practice spending less time on your phone, and dedicate some time each week for family bonding.
4. Make it a point to say hello and goodbye
Saying hello and goodbye are very simple actions that can really mean a lot. Teach your kids to say hello whenever they get home from school, and to say goodbye whenever they leave the house.
Saying hello and goodbye means that you’re taking the extra time to tell your loved ones that you’re going somewhere, or that you’re already back home. It means that you want them to know your whereabouts, and that shows concern and respect.
5. Eat healthy together!
It goes without saying that eating healthy is good for your body. However, it can be difficult to have a healthier diet, especially if you’re doing it alone. If you’re with your family, however, then it’s much easier to stick to a healthy diet since everyone’s making the same choice.
This coming New Year, make sure to have a New Year’s resolution to eat healthier and make more informed choices about the food that your family eats.
6. Be more active as a family
Eating healthy goes hand in hand with having an active lifestyle. After all, it’s a waste to have a healthy diet if you’re just going to be sedentary at home. Encourage your family to be more active by setting aside weekends as a time for exercising together, playing sports, or just simply walking around your neighborhood.
Anything that can get moms and dads moving with their kids is always a good thing! Plus, it’s a great bonding experience for the family.
7. Be positive, and laugh more!
The secret to happiness lies in looking at things in a more positive light. You shouldn’t think of problems as something to be afraid of, but rather as challenges that are waiting to be solved.
Any problem can be figured out so long as you have the right people to help you out. Don’t forget that you always have your family to lean on in times of trouble.
Sources: rd.com, parenting.com
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