Life can get extremely busy and it can be very easy to get into the daily routine of being on autopilot with your day. Your routine may be going to work, coming home, having dinner with your family, then your kids going into their rooms and playing on their phones the rest of the night. It can be very easy to feel disconnected to your spouse and kids, but by creating a few new habits, reconnecting to your family will be a happy and healthy choice for the entire family. Here are just a few ways to reconnect as a family.
Start An Evening Ritual
We all have evening rituals, some rituals help to manage stress while others may be to work on household projects. Start a new ritual that brings your family closer together. The ritual now may be that everyone is on their phones or retreats to their respective corners of the house after dinner which may have you feeling out of touch with your family. Start a new routine after dinner. Break out a board game that is collecting dust in a closet somewhere or start going on a family walk after dinner to walk the dog. Creating an evening ritual is a great way to have conversations and connect again.
Try Device Free Dinners
Many adults, as well as kids, are extremely attached to their phones. It is part of our daily lives. Our phones are connected with work, with friends and are part of a lot of kids socializing in this day and age. Create a new rule at dinner that it is a phone free zone. By you and your family no longer focused on what is happening on their phones, it frees up time for everyone to focus on having quality time together and enjoying each other and conversation. Device free dinners have the opportunity to bring your family a little closer than it was before.
Take A Family Vacation
Sometimes one of the best things that you can do to reconnect as a family is to get away and take a family trip. It may be time to venture on a road trip or time to plan to use the family timeshare in San Diego. No matter where the travel destination is, it may be time to load up the car and the kids and do some exploring. Vacations always provide great memories, and by spending so much time together, it is a great opportunity to reconnect as a family.
So if you are feeling a little detached from your loved ones, start creating some new habits and memories. By making some small changes in how you decide to spend your day you can end up creating some great opportunities to reconnect with your family.