With these 9 super easy and at the same time powerful family goals you can improve your life instantly. Let’s say cheers to a New Year, a New Decade and another chance for us to get it right.
Certainly, now is the best time for us to set goals for the next future. Moreover, it’s the time to think not only about what we want to improve for ourselves, but also for our families.
So, here are our 9 family goals for the New Year. We hope these will inspire you and your family and improve your life instantly.
9 Family Goals for the New Year
1. Do a daily walk together
Rain or shine, go out together, walk and talk. Fresh air, aerobic exercise and sharing our daily experiences make us feel good. Even if it’s only for 10-15 min, making a few steps together in one direction, has a greater impact than it seems.
2. Cook together and plan meals together with your family
Cook and eat together as often as you can. For billions of families it is valid to say – nothing brings families closer together than cooking and eating together.
Plan your meals together, so when it’s ready everyone can enjoy their meals. Try to cook healthy and most importantly delicious.
3. Stop destructive and disrespectful communication
If you yell, stop yelling. If you tend to give the silent treatment, stop giving it. We’ve all been there. If we are stressed out, frustrated, we might let it out at our families. The thing is, it’s totally unhealthy for us and our relationships and it brings us nowhere. So, try harder and stop doing it. Remind yourself regularly to show the love and respect your family deserves. Instead, go for a pillow fight, or a snowball fight in the winter. Something that’s fun and burns out the bad energy away.
4. Limit screen time
Whether we like it or not, at times, it seems that we are glued to our screens. As a result, we are not present in the here and now. When we communicate, we act distracted. Setting up a rule for a screen-free hour or two daily can enormously improve our lives. How to do it? Just extend your daily walk for an hour or exercise for an hour together. You will not only do favor to your vision but also to your relationship with your family.
5. Exercise together
Doing some exercise, dance or sport together is a great way to reconnect. Besides, it’s healthy and a must-do for all of us as individuals.
6. Plan and save together for a dream vacation
A great vacation. Having a common goal and something you all look forward to, brings you closer together and make you feel good about the future.
7. Express Gratitude
Happy families are built on stable foundations. The first one is to do nice things for each other every day. The second one is to express your gratitude deeply every day not only with words but mainly with actions.
8. Do Family Weekend Getaways
Make a plan to go away together for 2 days at least once a month. Changing the environment just for a few days can help you to get some distance from your daily routine. Specifically, you might start seeing the big picture clearly again. Just two days away can impact you far more than you realize.
9. Maintain a cozy and organized home
Everyone loves to return to a home where they feel good. Declutter, buy less stuff and make your house a home together.
Family goals are more than just good intentions
Good family life is one of the greatest rewards in life. To have people who you care about and who care about you is precious. Remind yourself that “Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well-lived.” And life is well lived with a family.
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